This is a cool little gadget that lets you whip up a pint of something smooth and creamy with practially no effort, and definitely no hand-cranking.
January 11, 2006
It may be icy outdoors, but there's something about ice cream that's satisfying even on blustery days. You can make a pint of the sweet treat in about 20 minutes -- no electricity or tedious hand cranking required -- in the Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker by Industrial Revolution (about $29). Just pack the outer chamber of the hard plastic ball with ice cubes and rock salt, pour the ice-cream mixture into the inner chamber, shake or roll the ball for 20 minutes, and you've got about a pint of rich, smooth ice cream to top your favorite cake. At REI or http://www.rei.com/, .L. Bean stores or http://www.llbean.com/. -- Lylah M. Alphonse [More]