Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Cuisinart ICE-40Knowing the types of ice creams you are targeting shall help you derive the most out of this Cuisinart automatic ice cream maker; the theory applies here as well. Certain ice cream makers gel well with certain types of ice creams and that needs to be remembered.

So, it must be known choosing an ice cream maker according to one’s taste and requirements, so shelling out $500 for an ice cream making machine may create bigger heartbreaks than a $200 unit. Homemade ice cream is quality control, always made with the freshest ingredients, no additives or gums; with ease and simplicity, the most important factor to remember is if the ice cream making machine is suitable for the types of ice cream you shall be making. This is what makes a $200 worth ice cream machine win over a costlier one.

The new Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo™ hits a tri- with its capability to create yogurt, ice creams and sorbets. The double-bowl concept is something admirers of gourmet ice creams shall find enjoyable; it helps creating two different flavors of ice cream at the same time. That’s definitely a big relief from creating the first flavor and freezing it while the other one gets prepared. Sometimes, even 20 minutes appear like ages.

Aesthetics doesn’t stand for long unless the technology that goes into it is up to the mark. With tough buttons, a stunning finish in brushed metal and automated operations, the Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo™ frozen yogurt, ice cream and sorbet maker seems to be around for some time. The double insulation in freezer bowls made from patented material holds the chill back till insane extents, resulting in smoothest and creamiest of all frozen delicacies (not cold cuts, though).

The Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo™ scores high on both simplicity of operations and cleaning. That makes it suitable for a wide range of ice creams. From the simple vanilla to luscious gelatos and designer scoops, the Cuisinart ice cream maker handles them all and well.

However, this is not a magic ice cream manufacturing unit; it requires rinsing the bowls first and cooling them with the built-in cooling system prior to pouring in the real mix. Definitely, no ice or salt is required, but the mix should be blended as smooth and rich as possible for the best outcome. Pouring the mix of ingredients comes next, best if it is frozen as well prior to the actual process of ice cream making. So the chilled mix gets into a chilled bowl and is further chilled while being paddled for about half an hour. The ice cream tastes at its optimum if put into the freezer for a couple of hours; it is possible to have it right away, but with around 5% of its actual taste reduced.

The automatic mechanism in the Ice-40 Cuisinart is a big privilege since the bowl turns at a constant speed; this is what that brings the consistency in the ice creams by initiating better freezing. The richness and smooth texture is the gift of quick freezing; this is why it’s better freezing the bowls and the ingredients before putting them into a churn.

All in all, the ICE 40 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker from Cuisinart is way ahead than some of the most popular domestic ice cream machines. A look and the taste says that all.

It’s easier today obtaining an object of desire. For example, ice cream. Everybody loves it but lactose intolerants (whether they crave about it or not is a different question, with more “Yes” than “no” – s). But weekends seem better indoors; more so, with an ice cream on the menu but going out is annoying. So, the domestic ice cream makers showed up and Cuisinart has raised the predefined levels once more.

Product features:

  • Dual-bowl – The design helps produce simultaneously two different flavors at a time. Available manufacturing modes are 1 or 2 quarts of one flavor and 1 quart of each of the two different flavors.
  • Easy selection of modes; setting control switch to ‘2 bowls’ activates both. Else, it is single mode.
  • Brushed metal body adds to extra durability.
  • Fully Automatic.
  • Requires less than half an hour for making any sort of frozen dessert.
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 16.9 x 10.9 inches
  • Product weight: 12.4 pounds


  • Excellent appearances.
  • Three-year limited warranty
  • Very durable, big, yet a space saver.
  • Multiple speeds.


  • Even a solidly frozen bowl must be accompanied with a post-chilling session for a 100% satisfaction.