Why Won't My Homemade Ice Cream Freeze?
August 10, 2008 5:52 PM Subscribe
Why is my homemade ice cream not freezing in the ice cream maker?
posted by The Gooch to Food & Drink (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So last week I broke out our Cuisinart Ice20
ice cream maker for the first time in years and tried to make this
recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Both times, after 40 minutes, my ice cream came out no more frozen than it started as (still a thin liquid after the suggested time in the ice cream maker).
The first time I suspected I didn't freeze the freezer bowl long enough, so this time I had it in the freezer for 2 full days before I re-attempted the recipe, but the same result occurred. The only possible reason I can think of is that this recipe claims to make 2 quarts, while this ice cream maker suggests making no more than 1 1/2 quarts at a time. But would slightly overfilling cause my ice cream not to freeze at all? Any ideas what might be going on that I'm not thinking of?