each to their own but in the summer months we use ours at least once per week and i have owned ice cream machines since 2007
Yes! It is sooo easy to do. The condensed milk and cream works well with flavours like nutella, smarties, chocolate etc. Also with pick your own fruit coming along soon, you can make really delicious strawberry or blackcurrant ice creams too. Haagen daz gives their recipe for either vanilla or chocolate ice cream (I forget which) it uses eggs and cream. It tastes amazing!
For ice cream recipes I highly recommend the Ben and Jerry’s book. V good.
I honestly think these machines are better (cheaper) at creating sorbets and things that don't require lots of e.g. cream. Even just semifreezing juices would be good on a hot day and probably a lot healthier than an ice lolly. I don't think anyone should be eating ice cream multiple times a week for any reason, it's basically equal parts sugar and fat
I agree, I wanted to get one of these but the raw ingredients makes it more expensive and retreat myself to 2 tubs of B&J or Hagen Daz each week. Most people use creams but at least with Hagen Daz they usually use a mixture of fresh milk and cream.