{Expired} WIN a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker from Abe’s of Maine!

by Jess on March 2, 2011

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

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Now that we’re finally settled somewhat into the new blog, I thought what better way to celebrate than by doing a giveaway! I just love to spoil my readers :)

Lately I’ve been on a mission to make more things from scratch, not only to cut down on the rising prices of grocery items, but also to shy away from products that are overly processed and full of preservatives. Sure, you can buy the organic and natural versions of these products, but even on sale, they can be expensive!

So, when Abe’s of Maine said they’d like to give a lucky This Frugal Life reader their very own Cuisinart ICE-30BC Ice Cream Maker, I said awesome, let’s do it! Because really, who doesn’t love homemade ice cream? The kind from the store is pumped full of air, over-priced, and riddled with chemicals.

Abe’s of Maine, an online retailer that specializes in small appliances like household gadgets & even camera equipment at stellar prices, kindly sent me over a Cuisinart ICE-30BC 2-Quart Ice Cream Maker so I could try my hand at whipping up a batch of homemade ice cream. Unlike some of the other models I’ve had my eyes on, this particular version holds 2-quarts, way more than other models currently on the market. Plus – bonus – there’s no shaking, no salt, and no ice needed. Just pop the freezer bowl insert into the freezer and let it freeze overnight. You might think the bowl would take up a lot of room, but really it doesn’t.

I opted to try a recipe straight out of the manual, Peanut Butter Ice Cream to be exact, and couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. Almost too easy, I was really impressed. I’m somewhat of a priss when it comes to ice cream, and honestly, this was the best ice cream I ever had….even better than my favorite of all time, Coldstone. It was creamy, thick, and oh-so-heavenly and I can’t wait to start experimenting with other flavors & tackle sorbets. The only downside to this product is the machine is somewhat loud as it churns, so be prepared for some slight noise for at least 30 minutes while it does it’s thing. I wouldn’t say it’s loud and annoying, but kind of like leaving the microwave on for a long period of time.

That said, I love being able to control the ingredients I use. Everything was natural and all told, the ingredients were not very expensive and could have even been cheaper had I picked them up on sale. What I love about the Cuisinart ICE-30B is that it really does make it super easy to create whatever flavor your little heart desires and the whole process for my particular recipe only took 25 minutes. I think it’s time I open up an ice cream stand now…what do you think?

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Makes about fourteen 1/2 cup servings.

1¼ cups   Peanut Butter
¾ cup   Granulated Sugar
1¼ cups   Whole Milk
2 cups   Heavy Whipping Cream
1½ tsp   Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup   Chopped Peanut Butter Candies (optional)


  1. Mix the peanut butter & sugar with a whisk until smooth.
  2. Add in the milk and stir until sugar is fully dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the whole milk and vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture into the freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Five minutes before completed, add in optional candies or nuts.
  6. Eat right away or pop in freezer to store!

This recipe is adapted from the Cuisinart Recipe Booklet.

winThanks to Abe’s of Maine, one (1) lucky This Frugal Life reader will
WIN a Cuisinart ICE-30BC 2Qt Frozen Ice Cream Maker of their very own!

To enter the giveaway simply use the comment section below this post to tell me what kind of ice cream you would make. That’s it :)

Doing the entries below are not required, but if you want to increase your chances of winning, leave me a separate comment letting me know you did each bonus entry.

Entries will remain open until Monday, March 7th at 11:59 a.m. PST. One (1) winner will be selected at random and will be notified via email within 48 hours after the close of the contest. Open to US residents only.

Abe’s of Maine & Savings.com provided me with the same prize package as the winner to facilitate my review. I am a Savings.com DealPro, however my opinions within this post are 100% my own.


Rebekah March 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

I follow you on FB!

Ronda March 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

I subscribe to your emails.


Sara M March 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

I would definetly make Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream!

Elizabeth March 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

Plain ol Vanilla.

vickie March 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’m a basic vanilla kind of gal!

Chelsee March 7, 2011 at 11:44 am

Rocky Road!

janae March 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream!!! Actually, that PB recipe sounds amazing!

kat March 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

i get your emails.

kat March 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

follow you on facebook and would make banana split icecream..

Katie March 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Maple nut ice cream…Love it!!

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