To say that I’m super excited about my new ice cream maker and to be able to giveaway one doesn’t even come close to expressing the level of excitement I’m sharing with you today.
About 3 months ago, the fabulous people at Breville send me (via to my parents’ house) a brand new Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor Ice Cream Maker!
About 1 1/2 months ago, my parents brought the machine to my house in Honduras and just finally seeing the package on my kitchen floor was enough to make me squeal with delight.
Yes, I have awesome parents who are willing to bring anything possible onto the airplane to bring down to us… even a heavy ice cream machine! They are the best!
I would have shared with you all about this ice cream maker sooner if I had the time. I had originally planned to share this about mid-July, but the month has come and gone!
We’ve been very busy the last several weeks with large mission teams and now wrapping up our year before heading to the states for our 2 month stay. Whew!
But I always like to say… better late than never.
So, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I have clearly established my obsession love for homemade ice cream (even wrote an ice cream book!) and owning an ice cream compressor has been on my wish list for a loooong time.
To be honest, I had never heard of Breville until I was put in touch with the company on the possibility of reviewing their updated version of the Smart Scoop. Even when I was doing research on the different ice cream makers in the market for my ice cream ebook… the Breville Smart Scoop never popped up on my google radar!
But now this beautiful machine is sitting in my kitchen and I am so in love with it! This is truly the ultimate ice cream maker and after playing around with it for a few weeks, it has earned a place of honor on my kitchen counter.
Since this baby arrived, I’ve made several batches of ice cream. Even made 3 different flavors of ice cream in one day!
Did I say that I love this machine?!
When I first researched ice cream compressors, I really expected to be impressed if I ever got my hands on one. After testing the Smart Scoop with different kinds of ice cream, gelato and sorbet, I can honestly tell you that this machine is awesome and is easy to use!
The 4 reasons why I really LOVE this Smart Scoop:
This machine is truly a smart one. You can choose from 12 settings… from super soft serve ice cream to extra firm. At the highest level, the ice cream is totally scoopable straight out of the machine!
I’m in ice cream heaven.
Instead of making ice cream and then putting it in the freezer and waiting hours to let it firm up enough to scoop, you can serve it straight from the machine! In less than an hour, the ice cream maker produces ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet in the consistency of your choosing.
Here’s a bonus, you can churn ice cream firm enough to make ice cream sandwiches straight out of the machine!
This baby automatically senses the hardness of the mixture and keeps it ready until serving time. It will keep churning the ice cream just enough to maintain the perfect consistency for up to 3 hours after it has finished. Sweet!
You want soft gelato? You got it. Want firm ice cream? Coming right up!
There is no bowl to freeze. No ice or rock salt required. Everything you need is contained in the machine itself.
When you are ready to make ice cream, you just pour the prepared mixture into the container, set your desired hardness and press start! No planning in advance. No 24 hour chill time for the bowl.
It is now extremely, dangerously easy to make ice cream at home.
In case you haven’t already figured out my final reason… because there is no need to freeze and re-freeze the bowl, you can make batch after batch after batch and so on.
Think about it, you can make enough ice cream to feed a crowd in just a few hours!
I really am in ice cream heaven!
Final verdict… Totally a worth splurging for if you are a serious ice cream lover (like myself!). I’ve used this machine multiple times and have been happy. every. single. time.