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Breville has a new smart ice cream maker and you are going to love it! The Breville Smart Scoop tops our list as the best ice cream maker thanks to its pre-cool function, variable hardness settings, and, not that this has any effect on the dessert you are preparing, but the ice cream truck sounds to alert you that your dessert is ready is pretty darn awesome!
Breville Smart Scoop – The Best Ice Cream Maker
One of my favorite features of the Breville Smart Scoop is the pre-cool function. You see, we have one of those old school ice cream makers where you have to freeze the bowl prior to use, an entire day prior to use, and the problem with this is we usually forget to freeze the bowl. Yeah. I know. So disappointing for the kids. And me. Truth is, I get pretty bummed too. This is why I love that the Smart Scoop pre-cools itself to an optimal operating temperature keeping ice-cream cool for up to three hours after being made.
And when it comes to making your dessert, the Smart Scoop allows you to customize your dessert by selecting from 12 hardness settings with presets for sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato, and ice cream.
When we received the Breville Smart Scoop we couldn't wait to make our first dessert in the best ice cream maker ever. Of course, since it's still summer I wanted to make something a little lighter than a calorie rich ice cream recipe so I turned to one of my favorite cookbooks, Food, Health, and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey. This cookbook features delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare recipes, perfect to make at home and share with friends and family, all created by Oprah Winfrey’s favorite chefs.
Since the best way to chill after dinner in the summer is with a cold comfort dessert, I decided to make Oprah's Coconut Lime Sorbet. With on 8 smart points and 131 calories per serving, I knew I could enjoy this recipe without the summer guilt.
Yes, this sorbet is a bit higher in points than many sorbets, but I don't mind at all since it's still lower points and calories than ice cream. This is a win win in my book! Plus, it's so fresh and refreshing it reminds me of our time spent in Hawaii. But, if you looking to cut down on calories or points, you can always serve a 1/2 ounce scoop in a glass with fresh pineapple of your favorite fruit.
Best of all, making a refreshing dessert in the Breville Smart Scoop couldn't be easier. Simply pre-cool your bowl, insert the blade, add your ingredients, choose your hardness setting, and start the unit. Yes, that is it! You can even add add-in if you like. In less than an hour, you'll be enjoying a delicious dessert recipe made in your very own home.
What dessert recipes would you make in the best ice cream maker? Link up your recipes in the comments below.