I had stumbled across the Zoku Ice Cream Maker online and thought this was the coolest invention ever! This ice cream maker allows you to make ice cream in minutes by hand. No hassle of lugging out and storing another appliance every time you want homemade ice cream and it’s a fraction of the cost.
It makes the perfect 5 ounce serving in a very stylish bowl – healthy, homemade, dairy-free ice cream every day? Yes please! I reached out to the company and they were awesome enough to send me one to review for you all. While I did receive product, this review is entirely my own opinion. I will always be 100% honest with you guys!
The box arrives and I bust right in. It comes with the bowl which has 3 pieces, the protective sleeve/outer bowl, inner stainless steel freezer bowl, and spoon/spatula along with instructions.
First thing I did was wash all the pieces with soap and warm water, dry it thoroughly and place the stainless steel bowl in the freezer. The hard part is waiting 12 hours for it to freeze, but once you make a bowl, just wash, dry and store it in the freezer so it’s ready to go when that craving hits!Now the fun part – taste testing! The first flavour I made was Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (recipe below). The next day, I made vanilla for my husband using 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup almond milk, liquid stevia and pure vanilla extract.
So what did we think?!
PROS: We both loved the flavours and texture of the ice cream and that you can control the ingredients, sugar and dairy that is added to it. Once the bowl is frozen, it literally takes minutes to make. It’s easy to clean and freeze for the next use. The ice cream maker also doubles as a dish to eat it out of and the outer bowl keeps your hands from getting cold! It is much cheaper than a regular ice cream maker, about 1/2 the cost. It also takes up less space than a big bulky appliance – just one bowl.
CONS: This takes some serious elbow grease – which I’m OK with, but some may not be. My only other complaint is it doesn’t make enough…jk 🙂 🙂 My husband and I will be fighting over who gets to use the Zoku every night.
All in all, it is pretty awesome and perfect for any ice cream lover that just needs a little bowl of heaven after a long hard day. I love how you can make endless combinations, dairy-free vegan ice cream, or regular ice cream. Both varieties work wonderful!
If you’re interested in getting your own Zoku Ice Cream Maker, be sure to head over to their website. They also have adorable popsicle molds!
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 avocado (about 30-40g)
- 1/8 tsp mint extract
- 5-10 drops liquid stevia
- 10g 85% dark chocolate, chopped
- Add all the ingredients, except for the chocolate, to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Make sure your ingredients are chilled to 40F.
- Remove the stainless steel ice cream bowl from the freezer. Immediately transfer the ice cream mixture to the bowl.
- As per the instructions, as the mixture freezes, scrape down the sides and stir with the spoon/spatula provided. This takes some elbow grease!
- Continue for about 3-5 minutes until the ice cream is the consistency you prefer. I like it just past soft serve consistency, but if you prefer hard ice cream, return the bowl to the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm up.
- Stir in chopped chocolate. Dig in and enjoy!
- 211 Calories, 8g Carbs, 4g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs, 19g Fat, 2g Protein, 3g Sugar
- Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
Disclaimer: I did receive product for this review, but my opinions are 100% my own. I would never promote a product that I do not personally try myself.