When I walked into Lidl and spotted their ice-cream maker, I did think about it. I’ve had ones before that people have given me as presents, but usually such a faff to use that I end up just passing them off to other people. This one was electric and after the huge success I had with their slow cooker, it wasn’t such a thought to buy another machine from them.
The bowl should go into the freezer for 24 hours before, but I got away with putting mine in the freezer and putting on the super freeze function. It says to put the mix when made up into the fridge for 4 hours too, but if all the ingredients come straight from the fridge, I don’t see the need to do that apart from keeping it to have the ice cream completely freshly made for an evening meal.
If you do buy one, don’t do what I did and put your ice cream back in the freezer while it’s still in the machine bowl, or if you do, use a soft scraper for the sides as I put mine in our freezer and scraped the side of mine with the ice cream scoop. I used a three yolk mix but it was too much. The 2 yolk mix is definitely enough for the 1 litre tub the maker comes with.
It was delicious and absolutely zero nasties or unpronouncable ingredients in it.