Making your own ice cream at home allows you to monitor what ingredients go into the mix. You gain greater flexibility to be creative and healthy at the same time. The Simac Il Gelataio Junior Ice Cream Maker machine contains its own freezing mechanism. The elimination of the need for salt or ice cuts down on the mess often associated with homemade ice creams. Total time from prep to spoon is about 30 minutes.
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Things you need
- Simac Il Gelataio Junior Ice Cream Maker
- Warm water
- Clean lint-free dishcloth
Set your Simac on a level counter. Ensure that the ventilation openings are clear and that the machine is at least 10 inches from walls, furniture or other appliances. The ventilation openings are located on the back of the machine and will need to remain clear throughout ice cream making process. These vents allow the hot air from the machine motor to escape.
Rinse all of the machine parts that will come in contact with the ingredients. Begin by removing the motor-cover-blade assembly from its power plug seating. Remove the blade from the motor cover assembly. Lift the removable bowl out of the cooling cylinder by pulling the handle. Separate the motor from the cover. Wash all removed components in warm water to remove any possible dust and debris. Allow the pieces to dry thoroughly or dry them by hand with a clean lint-free dishcloth.
Reassemble the machine by placing the removable bowl inside the cooling cylinder. Insert the motor back into the cover. Carefully insert the blade. Place the motor-cover assembly into its seating again.
Insert the power plug into the proper outlet (120V to 60Hz).
Pour your ingredients into the bowl. For best results, use fresh fruits and creams in your recipes. For a low-calorie treat, substitute skimmed milk or yoghurt for the double cream that most ice creams require.
Place the motor-cover-assembly with the blade attached into its motor power plug seating. Engage the chill and churn switches to begin the ice cream-making process.
Allow the Simac to mix and chill the ingredients for about 20 minutes. The mixture will begin to take form and harden. After the initial 20 minutes, check on your ice cream every five minutes until the desired consistency is achieved. Turn off both the chill and churn switches. Remove the motor cover and serve your homemade creation.
Tips and warnings
- Often during shipping the machine will be laid upon its side. When this problem occurs, the freon mixes with the lubricating oil in the compressor. The fluids will need to be separated again before the machine's initial use. To ensure that the fluids have separated, lay your new Simac Ice Cream Maker on its right side for 12 hours after receiving it. You will only have to preform this task once. As a safety precaution, the Simac Ice Cream Maker will automatically turn off if the ice cream becomes too hard or the blades become stuck. If this problem occurs, turn the chill and churn switches to the "off" position, unplug your machine and allow the ice cream to melt to a consistency by which it can be removed from the bowl.
- If placed on the upper rack of a dishwasher, the bowl, mixing blade and cover are dishwasher-safe.
- Close supervision is recommended when the Simac Ice Cream Maker is used near children. Always unplug the machine after use and store the power cord away from water. Unplug before removing or reinstalling any parts or cleaning the machine. Do not insert your hands or other objects into the machine at any time. Do not place machine near a gas or electric hob. Cease operation of the machine if it has been dropped or damaged in anyway.
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