Rated 5 out of 5 by NanaDAK Ice Cream Ball
I just purchased and used the ice cream ball. I would definitely recommend this item. I plan on buying another one! We had lots of fun with my grandchildren!
Just one question ... what is the best utensil to use to stir and then scoop out the ice cream? We had some trouble with that, but otherwise it was a fun activity and delicious!!
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nichole89 Mmmm ice cream!
I got to use this product once or twice before my flavor booklet got washed. We recieved the pint ice cream maker and it worked wonderful. It does take a while to make the ice cream, and you have to make sure you drain the water, replace the ice, add more salt, and scrape the sides of the ice cream. But if you're watching a TV show while you're rolling the ball around, time passes very fast. The icecream recipes are delicious, and you can also create your own. I finally used my noggin' and e-mailed L.L. Bean on how to get recipes again. They promptly responded with two different ways to get recipes. I'm very excited to start making ice cream again. Only thing I would say that is a downfall, the size. Go with the quart size for $10 more, especially if you have a family. Mmmm ice cream! :)
January 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by vallerie Not a child friendly idea and very hard to use.
Directions on the box state just add ingredients and shake ball to make ice cream. We added the ingredients as stated on the ball as well as the ice and ice cream salt purchased just for this item. After shaking for 10 minutes as stated on box the ingredients were still liquid except for hardened along the wall which I had to scrape and start again. We shook the ball almost 1/2 hour, added more ice & salt as suggested and still ended up with a runny, lumpy product, not a creamy ice cream as promised on the box. We also tried other ingredients found on the internet but still got the same results.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreatestGrammy Ice Cream Ball
This was the best choice for a birthday gift for my granddaughter! She loves it!
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoreBeanTheBetter The kids love it but consider buying the quart.
We use it at our summer camp. The kids love rolling it around and the ice cream is wonderful. If I could do it over I probably would have ordered the bigger size. A pint isn't enough for this family of four.
February 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buyitno Skip it
Container leaked, huge mess. Great concept, kids were having a blast and did enjoy the small amount of ice cream made. Definitely not worth the mess from the salt water leaking. Definitely can NOT recommend this product. I plan on returning it.
February 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tellersue Ice cream ball
This is a Christmas gift for my granddaughter, probably should have ordered the larger on but maybe next time.
December 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pickypicker Lots of fun
I ordered this for my grandson who thought it was "the best birthday present". Ice goes in one side, cream in the other...I found this a bit confusing at first but that may be my fault. It probably would be best rolled around outside but doesn't really matter. It really needs constant movement for the whole time. Kids loved it.
December 6, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by twins2 Ice cream ball
It was a lot of fun. Be sure that you use light cream or takes a lot longer than 20 minuets to make.
May 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by thepanacea Ice Cream Ball
bought as a gift for my daughter...worked as described. A bit noisy she said, but they watched a half hour tv program, tossed it back and forth and it was done. enjoyed it!
January 17, 2011