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Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White

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  • Electric ice-cream maker produces up to 1-1/2 quarts in about 20 minutes
  • Easy to use--no salt or ice required; chills to desired consistency
  • Transparent top locks into place for safety and convenient monitoring
  • Nonstick chamber ensures quick cleanup; instruction booklet with recipes included
  • Measures 10 by 10 by 15 inches; 3-year limited warranty
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Product Details

Color: White
Product Manual [156kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches ; 8.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00000JGRT
  • Item model number: ICE-20
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,375 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,776 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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Product Description

Creating up to 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks at home takes only about 20 minutes with this electric appliance, and salt and ice are not needed. After the machine's chilling chamber has been in the freezer for about eight hours the liquid between its walls becomes thoroughly frozen. The chamber then goes atop the power base, the unit's paddle goes into the chamber, the transparent top is locked in place, and the machine is turned on. Ingredients go into the chamber through an opening in the top as the paddle turns. The chamber chills the ingredients to whatever consistency is desired--though dense treats are hard to make because the paddle churns in air.

Chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts, and other special ingredients can be added toward the end. The nonstick chamber makes cleanup a snap. Storing it in the freezer ensures a frozen confection is only 20 to 40 minutes away when the mood strikes. The machine measures 10 inches in diameter and 15 inches high and weighs 9-1/2 pounds. It carries a three-year limited warranty. A detailed instruction booklet including many recipes comes included. --Fred Brack

From the Manufacturer

Whatever your style, Cuisinart’s ICE-20 1-1/2-quart automatic ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker will help make a delicious frozen dessert to match it! Make fat-free sorbets, low-fat frozen yogurts, rich ice creams quick and easy.

Scoop It Up

Imagine indulging in homemade frozen desserts and those delicious "island" drinks made from your favorite fresh ingredients--right at home. Finish a family dinner or celebrate a special occasion. Any excuse will do. The Cuisinart ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker lets you make enough of your favorite recipes to please a crowd. It’s fast and easy.


  • Fully automatic: No need to stir or mix ingredients. Simply place them into the bowl and turn on the machine.
  • Fast and efficient: A heavy-duty motor makes frozen yogurt, ice cream, sherbet, sorbet or frozen drinks in 20 to 30 minutes--without ice.
  • Perfect consistency: Double insulated freezer bowl maintains low temperature to freeze ingredients evenly for smooth and creamy results.
  • Large capacity: Makes up to 1-1/2 quarts of frozen dessert--enough for tons of fun!
  • Easy and mess-free: Large ingredient spout makes adding ingredients simple, safe, and conveniently mess-free.
  • Simple to operate: Transparent lid locks tight and lets you watch the mixing process.
  • Pure indulgence: Add fresh ingredients and turn on the machine. In as little as 20 minutes you’ll enjoy up to 1-1/2 quarts of wholesome sorbet, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and more.
  • Removable mixing arm and freezer bowl wash clean in seconds; base wipes clean with a damp cloth.
  • Heavy-duty integrated motor
  • Double insulated freezer bowl and automatic mixing arm aerate ingredients for light and creamy results.
  • Includes recipe book
  • 1-1/2-quart capacity
  • Limited 3-year warranty

Bringing the Good Life Home

Cuisinart products are designed to make life delicious all day long. Specialty items, like our Mix It In soft serve ice cream maker, offer today’s consumers a variety of menu options, and fun and easy new ways to entertain family and friends.

Cuisinart first came into home kitchens over 30 years ago when it introduced the now legendary food processor. People discovered that routines could be broken and creative cooking quickly became part of the new lifestyle. Preparing fresh ingredients with products that offered easy and interesting new techniques meant healthier meals and more free time.

Today Cuisinart develops products to make every meal memorable. From breakfast toast and coffee to elegant five-course dinners, the preparation and cooking have become a pleasurable part of the total experience. Today’s relaxed lifestyles and the convenience of Cuisinart products make it easier than ever to Savor the Good Life, right at home with family and friends.


  • Automatic dessert maker makes frozen yogurt, ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, and frozen drinks in 20 to 30 minutes
  • Double-insulated freezer bowl holds up to 11/2 quarts of frozen dessert
  • Easy-lock lid and large ingredient spout for adding ingredients
  • Recipe booklet included
  • 3-year limited warranty --

  • Customer Reviews

    Very easy to use, easy to clean.
    Amazon Customer
    Love this product, I can control the ingredients and use Stevia instead of sugar to make healthier ice cream and it all tastes so very much better than store bought.
    Gail Tucker
    I keep the freezer bowls in the freezer at all times, that way they are ready to go.
    Rebecca of Amazon

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    1,576 of 1,592 people found the following review helpful By webgrunt on November 8, 2007
    Color Name: White
    The first several times I used this product, it didn't seem to work--the ice cream never really froze, it just turned into a very cold soupy sludge. I had checked all the obvious things--made sure the bowl was completely frozen, made sure my ingredients were well-chilled, didn't overload it and let it run the recommended amount of time. I was going to return it, but thanks to all the positive reviews here, I thought maybe there was something I was doing wrong.

    There was.

    For flavoring, I was always using a certain artificial vanilla flavor that I like. And because I like it, I use a lot of it. One of the main ingredients of this flavoring is propylene glycol. If any of you who read this are chemistry buffs, I'll bet you're laughing now. Propylene glycol is often used in food flavorings and colorings, but also is used as antifreeze when a non-toxic antifreeze is required. So I was pouring in a good deal of edible antifreeze with my ingredients--next time I'll just use chocolate or something!

    So, if you're having trouble getting your ice cream to freeze and you've checked everything else, make sure your flavorings don't contain propylene glycol!!
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    1,123 of 1,159 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 2002
    Color Name: White Verified Purchase
    I bought this ice cream maker after seeing one like it on the food channel. I have one of those Rival brand ice cream makers that requires the salt and ice. What a mess! and loud!! This Cuisinart ice cream maker is wonderful! It is quiet compared to my old Rival and very easy to use. You keep the bowl in the freezer at all times, and when you make up a batch of ice cream, you just pour the cream in the frozen bowl and turn the button to ON. In 20 minutes or less, you have ice cream. I am very glad I bought this. I also purchased Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream & Dessert book and a Farberware Millennium ice cream scoop along with this maker and I would highly recommend those also!
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    566 of 612 people found the following review helpful By B. Pfahnl on February 7, 2002
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    I asked my husband to buy this machine for me for Christmas instead of jewelry, and have no regrets! I love all the sorbets, ice milks and ice creams that we can make. It is simple to use, and the results taste great!
    My only complaint is how loud the machine is. I can't really let the machine run while we are having dinner unless I put the ice cream maker far away from the kitchen and dining room. But other than that inconvenience, I can't complain.
    I would agree with the other reviewers -- use cold ingredients, and start your ice cream as soon as you take the bowl out of the freezer. I let my bowl freeze for at least two days before using it. I put it in a plastic bag, and then put a zip-loc bag of ice in the container just to be sure.
    I have a hard time using all of the egg yolks and heavy cream to make true "ice cream" (although a splurge once in awhile isn't a bad thing!). I try to stick to the lower fat recipes. You can find endless recipes and ideas on the internet. I must admit that when in a hurry I just throw together some milk, half and half, real mexican vanilla, sugar, and a pinch of salt (no recipe here, just taste it to your own creaminess and sweetness level) to make ice cream for dessert. It's like having fresh soft serve. Yum!
    If you would like your own ice cream maker, you can't go wrong with this machine!
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    471 of 513 people found the following review helpful By John on May 4, 2000
    Color Name: White
    So far, my wife and I have made a batch of mint chocolate chip, and cookies and cream. Both were excellent! We made these using the "simple" recipe (no eggs or cooking required). These recipes taste like Breyer's (which is an A+ rating by our standards). Not a surprise, because if you examine a carton of Breyer's, you'll see the same simple ingredients (cream, milk, sugar, real vanilla or mint extract) -- no "xantham gum" or what-not. I disagree with the other review here that says the ice cream doesn't freeze well (after making) -- in fact, we think the texture is better after it firms up a bit. We compared this product to a similar one by Krups, but the Cuisinart has a more powerful motor and a better warranty. We are looking forward to trying frozen daquiris, slushies, and other ice cream flavors. This is a great machine!
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    178 of 191 people found the following review helpful By xiuh on October 14, 2001
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    When buying the Cuisinart ice cream maker, I really wasn't sure I'd use it, as I rarely eat ice creams. The power to create is a heady experience, though, and the effortlessness with which wonderful concoctions can be made using this machine ensures it will not become one of those useless appliances collecting dust on a shelf somewhere.
    This is a great purchase even for those who assume they can't eat ice cream! Since you control the ingredients, you can create recipes working around any sort of diet -- allergy, diabetic, lactose intolerant, vegan, whatever! The machine also works equally well for sherberts and frozen drinks. It's extremely easy to use and cleans very easily.
    Few notes for better results:
    1) The bowl must be *frozen*. I recommend at least 2 days in the freezer between uses (you may want a second bowl).
    2) Upon removing the bowl from the freezer, add ingredients and use -- it will start to thaw immediately. A friend noted that covering the top of the unit while mixing causes it to retain its "cool" longer (a plate over the opening works well).
    3) The ingredients must be very cold. If cooking ingredients (such as for fruit or egg enhanced recipes), it's absolutely necessary to chill the resulting mixture before adding it to the unit.
    4) Choice in ingredients can make or break your ice cream. While milk can be used, cream results in a much richer, thicker, tastier ice cream. Also, make sure you've crushed or finely chopped any solid ingredients before adding, as otherwise, they will clog in the mechanism; they should also be added during the last 5 minutes only or will impede freezing (same goes for alcohol).
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