Deni 5500 Scoop Factory Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

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Brand: Deni

Color: White


  • Makes 1 quart or 8 to 10 cones of ice cream in 10 to 20 minutes
  • Double-walled liquid-filled canister freezes evenly, stays cold longer
  • Compact 28-watt motor; lever-operated soft-serve spout
  • Sturdy, wide base leaves room for bigger sundae bowls
  • Locking see-through lid; 1-year limited warranty

Details: First introduced in 1939 by Carvel ice cream parlors, soft-serve-style ice cream became a hit and is still a favorite among kids and adults alike. This ice cream machine makes 1 quart of premium soft-serve ice cream-enough to serve 8 to 10 cones--right at home in a mere 10 to 20 minutes and is a fun way to serve dessert at summer barbecues or kids' birthday parties. The unit stands 16-1/2 inches tall when assembled and comes with a patented freezer canister that must be pre-frozen for at least 8 hours before creating a dessert. The canister has walls that are liquid-filled for even freezing and that are double insulated to keep the bowl colder for a longer period of time. When ingredients are ready, the canister pops into the body compartment. The stir paddle fits inside the canister and the plastic lid locks onto the top. The lid is clear for checking that desserts reach the proper custard-like thickness and has an opening for easily adding ingredients; however, chunky ingredients, such as candies or nuts, should be added afterwards as they can clog and damage the soft-serve spout. The compact 28-watt motor fits onto the lid and the power switch starts the action. With the ice cream maker running, cooks pour their mixed recipes through the top of the lid and wait anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes for the ingredients to reach the proper consistency. Soft-serve desserts dispense through a spout just below the ice cream maker's body by pushing down on a lever. The sturdy base prevents the ice cream maker from tipping during mixing and its feet are spread wide apart to accommodate a large sundae bowl. This appliance comes with a recipe book and is covered by a one-year limited warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde