Cool off with a rich ice cream sundae or a fruity homemade sorbet - ready in 25 minutes or less. The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Ice Cream-Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker delivers 2 quarts of fast, fabulous, frozen deserts, perfect for a family dinner or a friendly party - each one guarantees a sweet ending!
Fully automatic: Put ingredients in the bowl and let the machine do the rest
Large 2-Quart Capacity: Makes up to 2 quarts of your favorite frozen treat. Enough for the whole family!
Brushed Metal Finish: Brushed metal makes an elegant statement in any kitchen
Fast and Efficient: This Heavy-duty motor makes frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbet or frozen drinks in only 25 minutes or less
Easy and Mess-Free: Large spout means no spills when adding ingredients
Easy Cleanup: Removable freezer bowl and mixing paddle make cleanup a breeze
Perfect Consistency: Double-insulated bowl freezes ingredients evenly for consistently smooth and creamy results
Dimensions: 11"W x 10.3"L x 16"H
Weight: 14 lbs
3-year limited warranty
Made in China
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Average Customer Rating:
(58 Reviews) 58
(out of 58reviews)
Rating Snapshot(58 reviews)
50 of 58(86%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
"I've owned this machine for almost three months and have loved it so much I'v made ice cream/frozen yogurt 2-3 times per week for the last 12 weeks! I originally bought it because I was on a diet and wanted low calorie frozen yogurt!! (Needless to say I now use it for motivation and am still keeping my weight down--ha ha!) We also try to give away a batch or two a week to friends or neighbors. One thing I love it that the 5 of us can eat what we want and still have about as much leftover as what we ate.
Our family of 5 (ice cream eaters) has had a blast inventing new flavors. Berries work really well. So do chunks of oreo, cut into 3rds or 4ths and added at the last minute. So does symphony bars, pineapple and coconut, macadamia nuts, small colored marshmallows--we haven't had any flavor we felt obligated to eat.
I have several cream 'bases' I've tried. The favorite is 2 cups of whipping cream, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 c sugar. Mix together, then pour into frozen ice cream bowl and start it. Use milk to fill the bowl until it reaches the horizontal line on the paddle. Then add flavors. Anything going in as 'chunks' go last, right before the ice cream is thick.
A favorite 'new' cream base is 1 c of instant pudding powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups whipping cream. This thickens it quickly and looks and tastes like store-bought ice cream.
I also learned the hard way that the bowl scratches if metal is used on it. For that reason, I only use a wooden spoon now to check consistency or 'sample'. Also, we keep the bowl in the freezer so it is always ready to go. Just don't freeze it upside down or it may not have enough cold near the bottom to do a fast job.
Overall, this product is GREAT! My wife is excited because she finally has permission to throw away the old, messy ice+salt style ice cream maker!"
"First, this is the first time I ever ordered online from Costco and I have to say it was a great experience. (though I wish they had it in stock at my club!) I did a fair amount of research on ice cream machines and settled on this. Nobody came close to the Costco price even with shipping (online or brick and moarter stores.) Shipping was fast and I was kept well informed of its processing. As to the machine, it works well. Have made three different recipes in the last 2 weeks since I got it. The noise that some have complained about was about what I expected and it was not really objectionable. Cuisinart included some great recipies. I only wish they included more! (of coure there are hundreds on the net) Works as advertised and is certianly eaiser than rock salt and ice."
"Initially, I was looking at the other Cuisinart ice cream machines, but then saw this model for only $10 more. I'm glad I did. I've made a few batches in this baby, and the advantages I suspected are true.
First, is the more powerful motor to support the larger capacity (2 qts. vs. 1-1/2 qts). Because the capacity is larger, you also get a slightly larger freezing bowl. Both batches I made were between 1 and 1-1/2 quarts, but only took 20 minutes.
Very few recipes are for 2 quarts or more, but it still makes a lot of sense to opt for this larger capacity model."
Pros: makes good ice cream (when it works), quick, ease of use, portable
Cons: buy the more expensive model for better quality
Model Number: CIM-60PC
"VERY disappointed with this purchase. I already had a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker (ICE-30BC) that was purchased online which looks identical, except for the color. Operation of both machines is identical as well but the cost was half as much at Costco. Well, you get what you pay for! We loved our first machine so well we wanted a second so we thought the Costco version would be a good buy. Even bought another to put away as a Christmas gift. Used it the first time and the motor almost immediately started to bog down. Tried it again another day and the same thing. Returned it to Costco and decided to try the one we bought as a Christmas gift. The motor didn't sound as "strong" but worked ok. Upon the third use the motor quit altogether 10 minutes into the freezing. The motor in the 'discounted' Costco version just isn't the same quality despite the fact they look exactly the same.
We've decided to just keep the bowl from the Costco machine as a backup and throw out the useless motor unit. A second bowl purchased directly from Cuisinart costs the same as the whole unit from Costco. I'm hoping the bowl itself isn't substandard as well.
If we get another machine we will get the more expensive version and not cut corners on the cost. In this case, you're paying for a better quality and more durable appliance. I will not try the Costco version again after twice having problems."
Pros: no salt, great taste, no additives except yours
Cons: a bit noisy, limits on volume 2 qt to maybe 4qt, need to keep container in freezer
"The unit makes great ice cream although I have never ventured to the recipes that require eggs. I just go with the basic vanilla recipe on page 1 and add different things like mint extract and chopped chocolate chips or strawberries or frozen mixed berries and nuts. Most are great. My few slight disappointments happened when I did not let machine run long enough to get mixture very thick, then the taste of the cream is overwhelming. Just don’t make the batch size too large and I think you will be very happy with this unit, certainly easy. I have been very happy and recommend it to my friends."
"I have had this ice cream maker for 6 months and have made literally dozens of batches of ice cream. The maker is very easy to use and clean. I only wish I could buy another freezer/liner so I could make two batches in a row!"
"Love everything but the noise. You can do so much with it. Frozen Margaritas! yummo! We just made pineapple sorbet and it was awesome. basic recipe is 4 cups fruit puree to 1 cup sugar. puree fruit in blender, heat 1 cup puree & sugar till crystals disolve, combine, chill, pour in machine and wait for the magic in 30 mins. It does come out very soft so plan for freezer time at the end. only downside is that it's noisy. warning - costco ships it in it's original box so if it's left on your stoop all can see what it is."
"My family enjoys ice-cream as a dessert so I purchased the Cuisinart. My first ice-cream recipe was a coffee flavored ice-cream and every one in my family tells me its the best coffee ice-cream they have ever had. I like the idea that I know what's in the food that I prepare for my family. Will truly enjoy making good ice-cream with this machine."
"Have been using this almost everyday. So far my favorite flavor to make is banana. I was so happy to find that I can use silk milk, and even silk milk light, with some half and half, fresh bananas, vanilla, and splenda, to make a delicious and refreshing treat."
Location:Chandler, AZ (yes I always used it indoors)
Date:October 26, 2009
Pros: open top, powerful motor
Cons: doesn't stay frozen long enough, doesn't get cold enough, mixing is not thorough, mixing spatula scratches the bowl
"I loved the idea of being able to make ice cream in whatever flavor combinations I wanted. I followed instructions and recipes to the letter, I never put anything hot or warm into the bowl, but I couldn't seem to make anything resembling ice cream, at least not until I had put whatever I made into the freezer for a few hours to a few days.
I found that the mixing spatula tends to push the contents up out of the bowl when it starts to thicken. Plus, there are pockets of unmixed ingredients at the bottom, which is difficult to explain since the mixing spatula fits so tightly that it scratches the inside of the bowl.
Overall, it's just taking space (too much space--that's another con) on my countertop. I'm taking it back and going with an old-fashioned ice-and-rock-salt version."
"This is a great product. I use it at least once a week. I am so impressed I am buying one for a birthday gift and another as a wedding gift. Easy to use and clean. Rave reviews of ice cream and sorbets from guests."
"This just makes slush. After freezing the bowl for 20 hours in a -2 degree freezer and pouring in chilled-overnight ingredients for lemon sorbet, and running the machine for more than half an hour, we end up with runny slush. All the recipes say that the end product will be "soft" or "creamy" and that you have to put the end product in the freezer for two hours or more to get a "firmer consistency." So what's the point of this machine? I could just mix the ingredients with a hand beater and put them in the freezer. This is going back to the store immediately, to be replaced by a real ice cream maker."
"Super easy to use and clean. Delicious and creamy ice cream in less than 35 minutes. My husband and I have used it at least 10 times since buying it a few months ago and it works perfectly every time. The ice cream comes out smooth and creamy. My daughter loves it and so does the rest of the family. The whole process of ice cream making it's easy but takes a little more than a couple of hours, since you must first mix the ingredients to make the ice cream base and then refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before putting it in the ice cream maker. Great purchase."
Pros: 25 minutes and a yummy spoonful of ice cream!
Cons: no auto timer!
"This makes great homemade ice cream-the texture is that of home made, not store bought. I can see why people want it to be like store bought but when you make it at home, the soft texture is what you get. I noticed that I needed to thoroughly chill the bowl for three days (wimpy freezer) to fully chill. It was completely frozen after one day but through experimentation this was not long enough. We made wonderful vanilla, and coffee ice cream. Followed the vanilla recipe exactly, and the coffee we winged it with a shot of espresso! Yum. WE LOVE this unit, and are so happy that we beat the sold out blitz of 2012. Word of caution: go easy on the half and half called for in recipes as these can get way too creamy. Over the top creamy. Buy this wherever you can, it's great. It is noisy (like a mini-vacuum or dryer, not bad). Leave it in the kitchen and go to another room. Easy fix for 30 minutes."
Pros: looks good on the counter, makes a great product, easy to use, fun for one or the whole family (and friends)
Cons: noisy as every one seems to agree, freezer bowl must be really frozen longer, flimsy beater/mixer gizmo, too easy/tempting to fall off your diet, store bought won't ever taste as good again!, should have come with a second freezer bowl, a different model number no difference in machine, lost a star to the noise
Model Number: ICE-30BC/CIM-60PC
"The machine is noisy, no doubt, but the fun of making different, fresh and pure food frozen desserts at home can't be beat. The kids love it even if they do get impatient with that "long" wait. The recipes available on the web seem to be unlimited. If Costco was going to change the model number there should have been some difference between this and the ICE-30BC, a suggestion would have been a second freezer bowl included.. The machine works very well if you follow the instructions but freeze the bowl a bit longer (24hrs) and you won't go wrong. Enjoy!"