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    Published on December 14th, 2011 | by Ruth

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    Ice Cream At Your Whim With NewAir AIC-210 Ice Cream Maker

    Ice Cream in De­cem­ber seems a bit counter-in­tu­itive, at least where we sit, hid­ing from the cold winds of NYC (we’re as­sured that this is just the be­gin­ning). On the oth­er hand, it’s nice and toasty in here, and the idea of ice cream on a waf­fle with hot melt­ed choco­late driz­zled over it sounds rather ap­peal­ing. Or a scoop of ice cream in hot choco­late… Now if on­ly we didn’t need to ven­ture out­side to find good ice-cream… En­ter the NewAir AIC-210 Ice Cream Mak­er - a com­mer­cial qual­i­ty one quart ice cream mak­er.

    Imag­ine be­ing able to make home-made ice-cream when­ev­er you want. Though not com­plete­ly in­stant grat­i­fi­ca­tion, it’s pret­ty close: as­sem­ble your in­gre­di­ents, put them in, set the timer for 60 min. Poof! As­sum­ing that you put in ap­pro­pri­ate con­tents for ice cream, frozen yo­gurt or sor­bet, it’s yours to con­sume. The ma­chine comes with a stain­less steel buck­et, so you can lift out and serve from there.

    We’ll ad­mit to feel­ing a bit nos­tal­gic for the ice cream mak­ers of our child­hoods- the love­ly round­ed wood, the huge bag of rock salt, tak­ing turns crank­ing the han­dle in the back yard while spit­ting wa­ter­mel­on seeds at each oth­er. On the oth­er hand, that took hours, and we doubt our ur­ban neigh­bors would ap­pre­ci­ate ran­dom bits of wa­ter­mel­on in front of the build­ings. This mak­er, un­like oth­er ice cream mak­ers, is good to go as is, with­out re­quir­ing pre-freez­ing of the bowl, or oth­er such non­sense. Aes­thet­i­cal­ly it cer­tain­ly doesn’t have the charm of old­er mak­ers, but it is clean and stream-lined look­ing (and sig­nif­i­cant­ly eas­i­er to clean).

    When con­sid­er­ing this as a gift, our on­ly hes­i­ta­tion is size. If you’re look­ing for some­thing for some­one with a huge kitchen and lots of stor­age, it’s fan­tas­tic, es­pe­cial­ly if they’re re­al­ly in­to dessert. On the oth­er hand, for more com­pact city dwellers, this gift can be a bit of a prob­lem. Still, we find our­selves drawn to it. It’s a great way to put an im­pres­sive spin on dessert when you have a din­ner par­ty. At $200 it’s not a gift to get ev­ery­one on your list, but for the right per­son, it’ll be sweet.

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    The ampersand tattoo on her shoulder goes a long way towards explaining Ruth's outlook on life: there's always an "and." With TrulyNet, Ruth enjoys working on social media and writing... and editing... and... Ruth went to the University of Oregon, where she studied music, dance and cognitive psychology (and sleeping very little). While there, she designed classes and taught arts enrichment to talented and gifted grade-school students. After graduation, Ruth spent several years as a Market Analyst at a large law firm in New York. Feeling the pull back to the west coast, Ruth moved to San Francisco and worked for Stanford for a year before deciding to focus on her passion for the arts. Ruth spends more time on Facebook that she cares to admit. When not attached to the computer, working for TrulyNet, or dancing, Ruth rock climbs, knits, swims, obsessively plays Boggle, plays games, plays tennis, cooks, sips beer, wine and whiskey, and travels seeking adventure.



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