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Sassafras Ice Cream Maker {Review/Giveaway}


There isn’t anything else my boys like the best like ice cream…besides toy cars, buses, and chocolate, that is. I have always wanted to make my own ice cream since it seemed like a fun activity to get the boys involved into. Thanks to Sassafras we are now able to make our own right at home! I don’t even know who was more excited when the ice cream maker came in the mail: the boys, the husband or me. I am pretty sure it was Tyler. He is an ice cream junkie!



The ice cream maker we got is so small and looks so simple that at first I doubted it was even going to work. But to my amazement it did and wow is the ice cream scrumptious! Of course we had to test drive by making a fresh batch of chocolate ice cream, what else! Luckily, the ice cream maker comes with 4 recipes to give you a head start in your new hobby!

Chocolate Frosty

5 tablespoons of cocoa
1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
1/2 pint (250 ml) whole milk


{That’s it! 3 simple ingredients that you already have at home!}



    • Mix together the milk and condensed milk.
    • Make sure you dissolve the cocoa in a little hot water….’cause if you don’t, well it is going to take a bit too long to get it dissolved in the milk! My arms got sore from all that mixing!
    • When fully dissolved stir it into the milk/condensed milk mixture.
    • Pour half of the mixture into each side of the Ice Cream Maker.
    • Cover and press the “Mix” button for 30 seconds.
    • Press the “Freeze” button and place in the freezer for 4 hours or until the ice cream is just set (no liquid in center).
    • If you wish to add stir-ins (e.g. crushed candy, Oreo cookies, etc) stir them in at this point. Consistency will be icy vs. creamy. Makes about 1 pint total.



It was so easy to make. Simple as 1-2-3. And the boys loved the machine and helping out. They are my little helpers after all! Though, I must say that those were the longest 4 hours for A.! Boy wanted that ice cream to be done ASAP! Not even after 2 minutes of putting the ice cream maker into the freezer and he wanted it done! He would continually say “Mom, it is done! It’s done!” as he pointed at the stove clock.


{Doesn’t the ice cream look delicious!?}


The look on their face when daddy suggested they had ice cream instead of chocolate milk was priceless! Unfortunately, my camera was nowhere to be seen.



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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
10th August 2011

Your Comments:

  1. August 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    My favorite item at Sassafras is the Wobblies Duck Kitchen Timer

  2. August 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I’m entered in the Gourmet Gift Baskets Giveaway.

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  4. August 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

    My favorite product is the Gingerbread House Mold.

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  5. August 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    the gingerbread house mold – that’s great!

  6. August 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    My favorite item would be the Kids Bread Making Kit. They would love to help more with the baking in the kitchen.

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  7. August 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    wobblies duck timer

  8. August 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

    love wobblies the kitchen timer Frog

  9. August 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    love ice cream

  10. August 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

    gingerbread cake kit

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  12. August 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I love the wizard magic cookie kit

  13. August 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I love all their timers

  14. August 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I completed the mandatory entry but it won’t let me do the others!

  15. August 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Kid’s Ice Cream Sundae Kit

  16. August 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I love the Gigi the Giraffe Plush Pull-a-long! So cute!

  17. August 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I like the Superstone® Chestnut Roaster

  18. August 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    My favorite is the Kid’s Mini Cupcake Tray Kit