Homemade Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt

by Karen

Last week, we purchased a life changing appliance for $29.99. We’re a fan of ice cream and frozen yogurt in this house and with our love of natural and fresh food, we were wanting to dive into the world of homemade ice cream. So we bought this little guy – the Hamilton Beach Half Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker.

We opted for a small individual ice cream maker rather than the traditional full-size model because we didn’t want ice cream just sitting in the freezer, waiting to be consumed. With this model, we can make one serving of ice cream in about 10 minutes. When we eat ice cream, we usually share a bowl anyway (yes, we’re that annoying couple), so this contraption is perfect for us.

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And most importantly, we have full control over the ingredients. When we would buy ice cream from the store, we went with the Breyer’s Slow Churned line because it is less fat and all natural. Sadly, there are a lot of other brands out there that can’t say the same; I continue to be amazed at the junk some people put into their bodies. And for the most part, it doesn’t even taste near as good the fresh and natural counterpart. Everybody deserves to eat great tasting food!

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And boy, is fresh ice cream great tasting. And so is frozen yogurt. In fact, I may prefer my homemade frozen yogurt because I know how much less fat is involved! I find that greek yogurt is best kind to use and after adding a little bit of honey, milk, and vanilla will result in a TDF (to die for) dessert. But don’t get me wrong – homemade ice cream is still damn tasty.

Clay is TDY this week so I may or may not have had frozen yogurt for dinner the past two nights.


Do you make ice cream or frozen yogurt at home?

I was not paid for this post and I am not endorsed by Hamilton Beach. I just really like homemade ice cream. The Amazon reviews are wide-ranging on this product but we decided to bite the bullet because of the small size. So far, we’ve been very pleased with it and find it very easy to use.