A few weeks ago Ashley from CSN stores contacted me about doing a review/give away for one of their products. They have everything anyone could need for any room in their home! They are always adding new stores - the latest being all about Dining Rooms with some really amazing Dining Room Tables. If you are looking for one - they have the most amazing selection!
I finally decided that I would like to review an Ice Cream Maker!!
Our family loves ice cream, but it's getting quite expensive in the grocery store, and I'm never quite sure what's in it (always forget my reading glasses, LOL). Also, my husband has to be careful which ice cream he eats. Some of the cheaper ice cream will really upset his stomach - never a good thing.
The boys were so excited when the ice cream maker showed up :) It's so easy to use! I just had to place the container in the freezer for 6-12 hours (until totally frozen) then it was ready to use. The instructions suggest leaving it in the freezer when not in use so that you always have it ready to make ice cream, sorbet or what ever you feel like at the time. It comes with really good instructions!
The first try was vanilla ice cream since I had the ingredients on hand. Sorry about the blurry photo:
It was amazing!! Only takes 30 minutes, so you can start it just before you start eating your meal and have it ready shortly after! The second recipe we tried was for Fresh Strawberry Sorbet! This was the first sorbet we've had - it was wonderful!! Perfect for on these really hot humid days.
The ice cream maker happened to come just before Father's Day, so that day I made the vanilla ice cream but added chopped strawberries and chopped vanilla Oreo cookies! YUMMY!!! When adding extra pieces - they can't be bigger than a chocolate chip, so I made the ice cream first, then took it off the machine to add the berries and cookies.
I have a Cuisinart coffee maker and now the ice cream maker. Would definitely by from this brand again. The coffee maker is about 4 years old (4 cup size) and has lasted much much longer than any other 4 cup coffee make I've had. The ice cream maker is wonderful!! I can see us using this quite a bit :) Might have to look for some lower calorie recipes though!
CSN Stores is giving one lucky person a $100 Gift Code for any of their stores!! With this code you can get your own ice cream maker and some accessories too!!
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: July 23 @ 10PM Central
This is open to US & Canada Only!
Good Luck Everyone!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary of this product by CSN Stores, for review and giveaway purposes. No monetary compensation was provided and opinions of the product are solely my own.