How to make the most of your soft serve maker:
Use our favorite recipe.
The soft serve maker works best with recipes that have a higher fat content. We have found that this recipe works best.
1 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Whole Milk
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt (optional)
Always make sure your freezer canister has been frozen for 24 hours prior to making ice cream.
Give your ingredients at least an hour of chill time before making soft serve, and do not take your freezer canister out of the freezer until you're ready to make soft serve! If you're making a cooked ice cream recipe, let it chill in the refrigerator overnight before trying to freeze it.
Let your soft serve maker run for at least 15 minutes. You will notice it thicken and expand, and when it has reached the desired consistency, dispense. If you notice that the first dispense is runny or loose, close the dispenser and let it run another few minutes until you dispense again. The soft serve maker is not like commercial soft serve machines, so dispensing will be slow. If your soft serve is too thick to dispense, turn it off and use a non-metallic utensil to scoop from the freezer canister.
Homemade ice cream recipes use only fresh ingredients; therefore, they do not have the same consistency as store-bought ice creams which use gums and preservatives to make them firmer. If you prefer a firmer consistency, place the frozen ice cream in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for one or more hours, until the desired consistency is achieved. Homemade ice cream generally has the consistency of a thick milkshake.