Making Ice Cream with Nostalgia Electrics!

Ice cream is a summer time must have in our house. Ok, well maybe a year round must have! We love ice cream. And if the hubby could have it his way we would have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But no worries- we don’t! The cost of ice cream however keeps going up. Then there is the gluten factor. Always checking ingredients and missing out on the good stuff like cookie dough, or brownie. So I decided we really needed to start making our own!

That is where Nostalgia Electrics (sponsor) steps in. They started in 2001 with Greg Bond, his team and a sample of an Old Fashioned Hot Air Popcorn Maker. Just hours after sending pictures of his idea to 100’s of retailers he had his first appointment with one. Fast forward to today, you can now find nearly 100 different products and can find them in 35 different countries.  At Nostalgia Electrics you can find old fashion popcorn makers, to candy makers and more!

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One of the items you will find is this Vintage Collection Old Fashioned 4 Quart Wood Bucket Ice Cream Maker. I love how this looks just like a hand crank ice cream maker. The nice part is there is a motor so I can mix up the ice cream and just walk away! The ice cream chamber is a sturdy aluminum piece. The bucket itself has a plastic insert so it does not leak and is easy to clean. Then you have a see through lid so the kids can watch the ice cream as it is being made!

I must say after using it for a week. I am in love! I have made two different kinds of ice cream so far and my kids are already making requests for kinds they want to try!


Now I after trying to figure out an easy to create ice cream I came up with a base recipe that should work for any kind of ice cream you want. For the base what you need is:Ice Cream2

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla  (make sure it is GF if needed)
  • Rock Salt
  • Ice

Mix all the ingredients together in the canister then finish adding the ingredients to make what ever flavor you want.

First lets do the Strawberry and Creme. I do not have a picture of this one because it was a hot day so it was melting quickly and I didn’t think you would want to see a picture of soupy ice cream.  Here is what you need for this one:

  • one batch of the base ice cream listed above
  • 7 oz marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup finely chopped strawberries.

Start by mixing the base ingredients in the canister and let chill in the freezer for 10 minutes (until cold to the touch). Place the canister in the bucket. Put a layer of ice, then some salt, another layer of ice and salt and so on until bucket is full. Mix until ice cream is just about hardened (about 25-30 minutes). While that is mixing warm up the marshmallow creme. When ice cream is about done add the warmed marshmallows and the strawberries and let mix for a few more minutes. Then enjoy!

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Next up, a personal favorite of mine! Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Oh I love anything Mint Chocolate. This was a lot easier to make then what I thought it would be too!             What you need:

  • One batch of the base ice cream
  • mint candy flavoring
  • mini chocolate chip morsels.

Mix up your base batch in the canister. Add about 3 drops of mint (more or less to your tasting). If you would like you can add a few drops of green food coloring at this point and mix well. Place the canister in the freezer until cold to touch (about 10 minutes). Place in the bucket and add ice and rock salt alternating until filled. Let churn for about 30 minutes. Add about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and let churn for a few more minutes! Then Enjoy!

With both of these ice creams on the first day it was more of a soft serve consistency and it was really good! After some time in the freezer it harden a bit more like normal ice cream. I can not believe I have waited this long to have homemade ice cream in our house! I swear I may never go back to store bought again! I can not wait to create even more goodness! I really love how simple this Ice Cream Maker is to use!

You can learn more about Nostalgia Electrics on their website, including a listing as to where you can buy. You can find the Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker on right now for $44.07 + Free Shipping! It normally is $69.99 so that is a really good deal and well worth it! Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for some more Nostalgia Electrics fun as well!

Stay tuned for more ice cream recipes and I may just have a giveaway up my sleeve!





~~I received the above Ice Cream maker from Nostalgia Electrics in exchange for an honest review. No other form of compensation was exchanged by this company. This post does however, contain affiliate links to where I may receive compensation for orders purchased from Amazon. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions!~

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21 thoughts on “Making Ice Cream with Nostalgia Electrics!

  1. Pingback: Keeping Cool With Nostalgia Electrics #Giveaway | Gluten Free For Jen

  2. Heidi Embrey

    My daughter has this mango ice cream recipe she’s dying to try making, among others. Ice cream maker is on her Christmas wish list already! If I won it though I wouldn’t make her wait till Christmas to give it to her because this is such a great time of year for ice cream! Thanks 🙂

  3. Natalie

    I love that the bucket itself has a plastic insert so it does not leak and is easy to clean. I would love to make cookie dough ice cream!

  4. Roe Clark

    Thanks for a great review….need to get one of these…only have fresh made ice cream when we visit with the in laws….need to start making our own 🙂

  5. Cheryl Rahkonen

    I like the nostalgic look of this ice cream maker—-but I LOVE that it is electric. If I had this, I probably would make chocolate ice cream first. I would love to find a recipe for caramel ice cream. I remember having that as a child and I think my grandmother made it but I’m not sure.

  6. Jerrbob

    I so need one of these !!!!!!! We go through so much ice cream at my house. Already have ideas for flavors 🙂

    1. Kandi Post author

      I just made a pineapple one! Yummy!!!!!!!!!! Cookie dough may be next on the list. Or I may just do a basic chocolate. Who knows!

  7. Dawn S.

    The mint chocolate chip ice cream you made looks delicious – I’d want to try making that one first!

  8. Cathy Vankampen

    Perfect recipe for our new Nostalgia ice cream machine! Can’t wait to add more goodies next time.
    We love the machine, very easy to use.

    1. Kandi Post author

      GF = gluten free- i have some readers that require a gluten free diet so I will sometimes post for them.

  9. Rich

    I know this is an old post but i have a question. I bought this same machine and noticed you can’t add anything to the ice cream once it’s churning. How do you add the mix-ins to this you turn it off,take off the motor and the lid, dump in all mix-Ins, recover with the lid and motor,turn it back on and hope it will turn?
    Or how else do you do it.thanks

  10. Beverly Waltrip

    I just got the basic maker at Walmart for $20 and I was looking for a recipe that I used years ago for my kids. I have written dow your mint chocolate chip and can’t wait to try this out with my grandkids this weekend. Thanks so very much!


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