Ice cream dreams, 6 minutes away

The Hamilton Beach Half-Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker creates a batch of ice cream in as little as 6 minutes.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
The outside may be blueberry, but inside you can add whatever you want to. Hamilton Beach

Certain foods have a way of transporting us to far away places. The deceptively simple act of eating can not only take us on a journey through space, but also through time. If there is one food above all that screams another place, another time, that edible train ticket would have to be ice cream.

Perhaps not surprisingly, ice cream is relatively easy to make; like all good things, simplicity is key. Consisting of little more than cream and sugar, the luxurious taste of real ice cream does not necessarily have to require grandiose plans. In fact, it can be enjoyed in as little as 6 minutes.

The Hamilton Beach Half-Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker creates delicious homemade ice cream that is appropriate for kids of all ages. It's available in three different colors--Mint, Bubble Gum, and Blueberry--and can make 12 ounces of ice cream at a time. Two freezer bowls are included and are small enough to be stored in the freezer, so they are always ready for use. The dishwasher-safe paddle attaches to the motor mounted in the lid, so use and cleanup are both easy to take care of--no matter where (or when) your mind happens to be.

The Hamilton Beach Half-Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker will be available May 2010.