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Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker

Stamford, CT - March 2012

Product Description:

Cuisinart’s new 1½ quart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker allows consumers to easily prepare of gelato or ice cream using two unique mixing paddles.  The unit is fully automatic with a commercial-style compressor and 60-minute countdown timer, and is designed with touchpad controls and a blue LCD readout.  The ice cream and gelato maker also has a transparent lid with mix-in opening for ease of use, and a new Keep Cool function that automatically activates when preparation time is up.

Availability: Immediately

Model number and everyday retail price:  ICE-100; $299

Story Angles/Statistics/Facts/Anecdotes:

  1. A Dessert Lover’s Dream – Gelato or Ice Cream?: Ice cream contains a minimum of 10% milk fat by law, while gelato contains only 5% to 7% because it’s made with a greater proportion of whole milk to cream.  Gelato can be a great starting point for consumers who are trying to cut down on their dessert intake, but aren’t ready to go cold turkey.;
  2. You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: The earliest creation of frozen desserts was recorded as far back as 3000 B.C., when Asian cultures discovered they could consume crushed ice with natural flavorings.;
  3. Make It Healthy, Make It At Home: With homemade gelato and ice cream, frozen dessert lovers can avoid consuming ingredients that some companies add to stabilize cream, thicken it and keep it from crystallizing.  The best part?  It’s nearly half the cost of store-bought versions.