Did You Ever Scream…I Want To Make My Own Ice Cream?


December 2, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson

Cherry-ice-cream-xyltiol-whatsonthelistDid You Ever Scream…I Want To Make My Own Ice Cream?

Please say I am not the only one!

Have you ever wanted to make ice cream, but you thought it was going to be so difficult to do, so you put it on “your list” to do “one day!”

For those who have been following my blog would know this Maxkon Rectangular Food Dehydrator with Time LCD White “graciously” sent to me via CrazySales.com.au “as a courtesy” as part of their Small Kitchen Appliances Range.

You can read more about it via What About This Food Dehydrator Has Your Curiosity Today?

What a great small kitchen appliance and I hear that people loved the CrazySales.com.au prices, customer service and prompt delivery letting people know the status of their order every step of the way!

I am “humbled and proud” to promote such a company who knows how to demonstrate “quality customer service” to the buyers; many become repeat customers!

Hands up, who would like to have a “healthy, delicious, summer treat” knowing what ingredients are used, that are delicious for all the family?

I bet you would gain some new “ice cream, gelato and yogurt friends” too!

What’s all the fuss about?

Let’s get to my review!

First of all, thank you once again to CrazySales.com.au for graciously sending me this Maxkon 1.45 litre Ice Cream Maker “as a courtesy!”


Maxkon-ice-cream-maker-whatsonthelist Ice-cream-maker-cherries-whatsonthelist
What do I know about making ice cream with an ice cream machine?


So was a good way to start!

What are the highlights?

Gelato-yogurt-CrazySales-whatsonthelist                           Image Courtesy of CrazySales.com.au

I don’t know if you are like me, but I “thought” I had to spend a lot on an ice cream machine for it to be quality!

This Maxkon 1.45 litre Ice Cream Maker is currently for sale at a Crazy Price of $34.95 and on the link, you can easily and quickly calculate delivery & handling costs which are “more than economical.”

Let’s look at some of the features, eh?

I liked it did not have many complicated buttons, bells, whistles to push, time, calculate etc.

I am a very simple person when it comes to using small kitchen appliances for the first time!

Automatic one-button operation gets my tick of approval!

I can say this machine is “simple and easy” to use as once I perused the booklet that comes with the machine, I was ready to trial my first ice cream maker recipe!

I was genuinely intrigued with the the Two-way mixing blade as it does make the ice cream “smooth and creamy”; like soft serve.

And I don’t know if you are like me, but MOST of the time a gadget or small kitchen appliance does not get used a lot if they are not usually easy to clean!

With the Non-stick Aluminum Lining, it made cleaning “easy peasy” (Aussie lingo for very easy) as can be and you CAN quote me!

Let’s get onto the recipe, eh?

For those who have been following my blog for a while, know I ABSOLUTELY love cherries!

I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo look forward to cherry season (which has recently begun in Australia) and it is always sad when the last cherry is consumed for the season!

The only thing constant in life is change and as one season ends, another begins and so on!

What I really enjoyed about making my very first ice cream maker ice cream is I could use ingredients I had on hand, minimizing food wastage.

People who also have been following my blog will know I exclusively use Naturally Sweet Products Xylitol for cooking and baking and am A LOT happier and healthier as a result of limiting sugar in my food lifestyle!

Joanna's Cherry Ice Cream Using Xyltiol
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Are you curious how cherry ice cream could taste this good using xylitol?
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 - 4 serves
  • 250 grams cherries, pitted
  • 100 grams Naturally Sweet Products Xylitol (see Notes)
  • 100 grams cooking cream or thickened cream
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • roasted nuts, ground for topping (optional but recommended)
  • mint leaves (optional for garnish)
  1. In a stand up mini chopper, grind cherries until smooth; set aside.
  2. Combine cherries, xylitol (or sugar), cream and lemon juice.
  3. Pour into Maxkon Ice Cream Machine through shoot with blades on.
  4. Run for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Remove freezer bowl; cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer overnight.
  6. Remove, scoop, cover with nuts and enjoy! (see Notes)
feel free to substitute equal amount of sugar
recipe is "as a guide" and feel free to substitute with ingredients you have on hand

I honestly could not find any fault in using this Maxkon 1.45 litre Ice Cream Maker
for the first time and even Chef Georgio and friends gave Joanna’s Cherry Ice Cream Using Xyltiol two thumbs up!

A GREAT ice cream recipe success which gives me more confidence to explore more “different, unusual and quirky” (just like me) ice cream, gelato and sorbet recipes!

“A quality product, add the great price and customer service, I would recommend the Maxkon 1.45 litre Ice Cream Maker “

This review is my own own thoughts, experience and results and have not been influenced in any way because this Maxkon 1.45 litre Ice Cream Maker
by CrazySales.com.au has been “graciously” sent my way “as a courtesy!”

All comments “on my blog” and shares, MAKE MY DAY!

Look forward to what recipes with the Maxkon 1.45 litre Ice Cream Maker
I do!


If so, ask me on my link on Facebook!


56 thoughts on “Did You Ever Scream…I Want To Make My Own Ice Cream?

  1. Kaye Loffler says:

    It all sounds very good , plus easy to make. But what if you are watching your weight. Can you make low fat ice cream and desserts?

    • Thanks Kaye and to answer your question, yes I can…one is only limited by their imagination what food wise one can do! I hope you try this! Please let me know if you do!

      • Belinda says:

        Hi Joanne. Since receiving the ice cream machine, have you had any problems with it at all? Plus, do you have to put the bowl in the freezer 12hrs before you use it?

        • Thanks Belinda for stopping by and I have had no problems with the ice cream machine to date and would still highly recommend it! I did not put the bowl in the freezer before hand. Perhaps you would like to contact the company direct as I can only share based on my experiences. Hope this helps and if you have any questions, feel free to email or pm me. Good Luck and will look forward to seeing what you create first!

  2. debi says:

    Cherry Ice Cream sounds so yummy! Cherries are one of my favorite fruits! I can’t wait to try this.

  3. Yummy! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

  4. Hey Joanne, I looooove to make ice creams but I don’t make as many as I’d like. I have my ice cream container in the freezer always ready to go. I sometimes make very unusual sorbets too as “palate cleansers” (trous normands in French), such as lime/basil or lemon/thyme. Those are just great… especially with a shot of cordial 😉

  5. taranoland says:

    That is the most gorgeous color ever!! I want a triple scoop please!!

  6. scbritt says:

    When I was growing up we always made homemade ice cream. It can’t be beat. Thank you for sharing at The Southern Special.

  7. Homemade is the best and so pretty too.

  8. I love home made ice cream and I love cherries so I KNOW I will love your recipe too!

  9. We have yet to make our own ice cream, lol. I’m one of those ones that always thinks it will be too hard, lol! This recipe sure does look easy and delicious though!

  10. theninjabaker says:

    Cherrylicious perfection, Joanne! And the fact that it’s got Xylitol means one Ninja can consume more, right? Tee hee…I often wish I lived closer to you…But now I really wish I lived in Oz Land so I could enter your giveaway! Tee hee….Oh, well, next best thing is to share with all my Aussie friends I guess =)

  11. Ohhh I love cherry ice cream and this sounds delish! Cool machine, thanks for sharing it with us!

  12. Erlene says:

    We love our ice cream maker and it’s a must have if you have hot summers.

  13. This sounds like an amazing machine. I love how you made cherry ice cream as that is one of my favourite flavours. And how timely with cherries being in abundance xx

  14. Amira says:

    I’ve put making my own ice cream on the to do list ALL THIS SUMMER 🙁 and I did not get the chance to make it. Now that we are moving into winter I do not feel like screaming ice cream :). Your ice cream looks so delish.

  15. I love cherries. Pinning this to make once they are in season again on this side of the world.

  16. balmtomysoul says:

    Well I love ice cream, so this isn’t hard to love!! Yummo!

  17. Look at that color!!! The ice cream looks beautiful and can’t wait to try this.

  18. Nancy says:

    I love ice cream and this looks like it will be on my list this x-mas. Thanks for sharing!

  19. grabaplate says:

    Fresh cherries are so amazing! I’m sure you’re going to get a lot of use from this ice cream maker 🙂

  20. Kelly Page says:

    This looks amazing and the cherries give it such a nice color!

  21. I need one of these! I would love to be able to make my own frozen yogurt. Your cherry ice cream looks amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  22. I love cherries and my favorite food is ice cream, so this is perfect. I can’t wait to try it.

  23. Gorgeous photos Joanne! Looks soooo delicious!

  24. That sure does look like wonderful ice cream! Love the colour and the flavours you have used, Joanne. I’ve only ever made the no churn variety so I like the look of that ice cream maker, that is for sure!!

  25. lizzygoodthings says:

    I love my ice cream maker.

  26. Can you believe I have an ice cream maker and have never used it! This looks like a first time try to me!

  27. I love making my own ice cream and yours looks delicious! Thank you for another wonderful recipe and post!

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