Zoku, creator of innovative dessert makers, continues to amaze me! As with their quick pop maker, Zoku’s Ice Cream Maker produces a single serve portion of homemade ice cream in just minutes. It’s become one of my family’s most used dessert accessories!
Zoku is know for their bright, bold colored products, and the Ice Cream Maker is fascinating. The outer bowl is offered in a variety of trendy colors that just make it even more fun.
The Zoku Ice Cream Maker works by freezing the stainless steel inner bowl for at least 12 hours. Once it’s cold enough, you’re able to add in any creamy liquid mixture to the bowl, and scrape around it continuously with the provided spoon until ice cream starts to form. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes.
The inner bowl can actually be stored in the freezer so that it’s always ready to make a bowl of ice cream. It’ll create a single serve amount, and the ice cream can then either be scooped into a separate bowl, or eaten directly out of the ice cream maker. The plastic outer bowl keeps it mess free, and allows you to hold it without your hands becoming cold.
After leaving the inner bowl in the freezer overnight, I created a simple, single-portion vanilla ice cream mixture using 2 ounces of 1% milk, 3 ounces of heavy whipping cream, a dash of salt, a pinch of sugar, and about 1/8 tsp of vanilla extract. The mixture, once poured into the inner bowl, immediately started to harden around the bottom and sides. I churned every few seconds to keep a nice, smooth consistency as the ice cream formed. It took only 8 minutes for the mixture to turn into soft serve ice cream. The directions recommend placing it in the freezer for an additional 10 minutes if you like a firmer ice cream.
For me, it was perfect! I found it creamy, a great thickness, and incredibly easy to make! The bowl was easy to clean, dry, and place back into the freezer to store. Keep in mind that the bowl is made for single serve portions. About 5 ounces of liquid is recommended to be poured into the it at one time.
The possibilities are really endless with the type of ice creams, sorbets, custurds, or frozen yogurts you can make! I love knowing exactly what ingredients I’m offering to my children, and of course they love a yummy ice cream dessert!
You do need to be steady in churning your liquid as it hardens. The first few uses, I found that my mixture would splash up and over the sides as I scraped, because I was applying too much pressure to scrape the ice cream off of the sides. I found that if I kept a steady rotation of slowly scooping around the sides and bottom, it was much easier and mess free.
Watch my Ice Cream Maker demonstration:
All in all, Zoku’s Ice Cream Maker is stylish, innovative, and a favorite to keep in the freezer. You’ll have a blast making your own tasty desserts! Go to Zoku’s website to purchase, and stay cool all summer long with your own homemade treats.
*Disclosure: I received this product free from the company in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion and review.