How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Using Your Cuisinart ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker

Last night was homemade ice cream night, which was so so exciting (and if I’m being honest, I’m still excited about it!) I received an ice cream maker as one of my bridal shower gifts last weekend and I could not wait to try it out. The Cuisinart ICE-21 Series ice cream maker made a perfectly creamy and delicious ice cream cone! (Cuisinart ICE-21 Series linked here:

Cuisinart ICE-21 Series Ice Cream Maker (Linked here:

This particular ice cream maker came with an easy-to-read booklet of recipes, as well. It was a great resource to use as a guide, but don’t be afraid to go off the script and add some of your own ingredients, as well! As you continue reading below, you’ll find a few basic steps to make your own homemade ice cream, too!

3 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Homemade Ice Cream:

  1. Firstly, of course, I decided on which ice cream recipe I wanted to use! I landed on butter pecan because I was in the mood for something smooth, buttery and crunchy (and Drew likes this flavor, too!) so this was the obvious recipe choice.
  2. Secondly, I put the 4-piece ice cream maker together- super easy! (See below) Next, I froze the freezer bowl in the freezer overnight. The freezer bowl is what transforms your initial mixture into ice cream, so this part is extremely important!
  3. And third, I made my creamy mixture to add to the ice cream maker.
Cuisinart ICE-21 Series Ice Cream Maker (Linked here:


  • 2 eggs, egg whites only
  • 1 cup of crushed pecans
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • ¾ cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together pecans, egg whites and brown sugar.
  3. Spread the pecans evenly on a cooking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, combine the milk and sugar.
  5. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Then, add in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl.
  8. Turn on the ice cream maker and let it mix for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Freeze the ice cream for an additional 2 hours if you prefer a harder ice cream.
  10. Scoop and enjoy!

That’s how you make your homemade ice cream with the Cuisinart ICE-21 Series Ice Cream Maker and recipe booklet! Thanks for tuning in!

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