Rather than heading down to the local Dairy Queen for a soft-serve cone, use the Arctic Twister to make custom soft-serve ice cream at home. Using the Arctic Twister is not as ambitious as making ice cream from scratch: simply buy your favorite ice cream, sherbet, or frozen yogurt and swirl in the toppings of your choice to make your own original flavor. The dispenser can handle almost any topping you can think up, from the healthy (nuts, granola, fruit, and cereal) to the decadent (sprinkles, chocolate chips, M&Ms, cookies, and candy bars).
Once the five pieces of this easy-to-assemble appliance are in place, remove the lid and layer your ice cream with candy, nuts, etc. Replace the lid, turn on the power, and start pumping the handle on the lid to get your ice cream churning. But don't delay in getting your cone positioned under the spout--once your soft-serve treat begins spiraling out, you want to be ready to catch it. In one run, the dispenser twirls enough ice cream for three cups, cones, or bowls. Cleanup is easy as all components of the dispenser are plastic and safe to wash in the top rack of the dishwasher. A great dessert idea for kids' parties, ice-cream socials, or summer picnics, the Arctic Twister is covered by a one-year limited warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde
This Black & Decker Arctic Twister lets you create your own ice cream flavors by blending toppings and flavors. Easier than making ice cream from scratch, just get your choice of ice cream, sherbet or frozen yogurt and mix in your toppings like nuts, candy bars, granola, fruit or cereal. The 5 plastic pieces are easily assembled and come apart for easy cleaning. Dispenser makes enough for 3 cones or bowls with each run.