Sassafras Ice Cream Maker {Review/Giveaway}

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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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  • Adrienzgirl
    August 10, 2011

    My favorite item at Sassafras is the Wobblies Duck Kitchen Timer

  • Adrienzgirl
    August 10, 2011

    I’m entered in the Gourmet Gift Baskets Giveaway.

  • Vee
    August 10, 2011

    I like the very cute Cherry Cupcake Kitchen Timer

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

  • Jayme From WI
    August 11, 2011

    My favorite product is the Gingerbread House Mold.

    jaymee76 at gmail dot com

  • Sammi
    August 11, 2011

    the gingerbread house mold – that’s great!

  • Danelle
    August 11, 2011

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

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

  • Name (Required)
    August 12, 2011

    wobblies duck timer

  • Julie
    August 14, 2011

    love wobblies the kitchen timer Frog

  • John Champagne, Jr.
    August 15, 2011

    love ice cream

  • crystle marie tellerday
    August 16, 2011

    gingerbread cake kit

  • Kiara
    August 16, 2011

    I follow via GFC.

  • DeAnna Crawford
    August 17, 2011

    I love the wizard magic cookie kit

  • Cheryl
    August 22, 2011

    I love all their timers

  • Joyce Mlinek
    August 28, 2011

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

  • Tammy Darling
    August 28, 2011

    Kid’s Ice Cream Sundae Kit

  • Pauline M
    August 29, 2011

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

  • Kat Emerick
    August 30, 2011

    I like the Superstone® Chestnut Roaster

  • AEKZ2
    August 30, 2011

    My favorite is the Kid’s Mini Cupcake Tray Kit