When I posted about my gelato cassata I received many lovely comments and a few said, “I wish I had an ice cream machine,” and a few even wrote to me personally to say the same thing. Well, to my Australian friends, I’ve got a Cuisinart ICE-21A to give away so then I won’t be the only one making nifty things with Queen Make at Home Gelato Mix. One lucky person will be able to make their own gelato creation to win a trip to Italy.
There’s plenty of time as the Queen contest doesn’t end til the end of November. I’m going to mail the Cuisinart ICE-21A next week so you have til the 30th to enter and I’ll mail it on the 31st.
What wacky ideas do you have cooking up in your head? It’s so easy to make the gelato and then toss in your fave bits. In just under an hour I made this Oreo Cookie Gelato – from start to finish. If I had been REALLY hungry for gelato and decided to get dressed, drive to the shop, buy gelato or ice cream, drive home, unpack the groceries, get a dish, spoon it out and then sit down and eat it – I’ve spent an hour. Making it at home means I get exactly what I want.
Yes, that’s my back yard and now you know why I have no veggie garden. It’s all decking right up to the water’s edge except for an 8′ patch known fondly as “Charlie’s Loo”. Everything is a trade-off and I love this spot.
Now about this Oreo Cookie Gelato. There comes a day in every woman’s life where she needs a packet of Oreos and a gallon of milk just to make it through the day. I had one of those days earlier this week and I could have eaten through this entire batch of gelato in about 10 minutes. Thankfully I waited until I was in a better mood to make it or I’d be waddling through this post.
Queen Make at Home gelato mix is sold exclusively at Woolworth’s stores in Australia and I made a box of vanilla gelato according to the directions. I had squooshed (is that a real word?) a sleeve of Oreo cookies with my fingers so they were all broken up but big enough pieces so you knew you were eating a bit of cookie and then set the bowl in the freezer while the gelato was doing its thing in the machine. Once the gelato was done I poured it over the cookie pieces and mixed to combine.
Once the cookie bits were all incorporated into the gelato I put it into a container and pressed baking paper against the gelato. I find it keeps it fresher but that might be a figment of my imagination. I’m willing to be wrong.
If you’re in Australia (ice cream machine is 240v power and I am paying the postage) and would like to be in to win this machine, please LIKE me on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me what you’d make first.
The Cuisinart ICE-21A is highly rated by many and its features include:
- Easy-lock lid with wide ingredient spout
- Mixing Paddle that mixes and churns automatically
- Double-Insulated freezer bowl that freezes ingredients evenly
- Heavy-Duty Motor that makes up to 1-1/2 quarts in 20 minutes or less
- Compact Design featuring a built-in cord storage
Queen sponsored my cassata gelato post, sent me an ice cream maker (I already have 2 so I’m giving one away) and boxes of gelato mix. More posts to come because I have more boxes in the pantry!
- 1 package Queen Vanilla Gelato mix
- milk as per the package instructions
- 10 oreo cookies broken into pieces
- Mix Queen vanilla gelato mix, let it set for 30 minutes and freeze in your ice cream maker.
- When nearly frozen add broken oreo cookie pieces