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Watch: Do You Need the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker?

Will the tool live up to its promise of at-home soft serve in under 20 minutes?

Welcome back to the Kitchen Gadget Test Show, and another episode tackling tabletop ice cream makers. This time, host Esther Choi is taking Cuisinart’s Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker for a spin. The tool retails for $68.99, comes with the promise of at-home soft serve in under 20 minutes, and includes options to add mix ins and toppings.

Choi is testing it out with a simple vanilla ice cream base, looking to see how the gadget delivers on consistency, ease, volume, and presentation. Ultimately, Choi finds that the soft serve maker is a ton of fun and an easy win for a party trick, but it doesn’t always come out looking like the photo on the box, and you do have to keep a watchful eye on the ice cream the entire time.

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