Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker Review

Cuisinart is a leader in ice cream makers and small kitchen appliances. They have made it easier to prepare ice creams and frozen yogurts at home with machines in a short time


Double insulated freezer bowl

Capacity of 2 quarts of frozen dessert

Brushed metal housing with embossed logo

Fully automatic

Heavy-duty motor makes frozen desserts or drinks in as little as
25 minutes

Large ingredients spout for adding mix-ins

Instruction/Recipe book

BPA free

Limited 3-year warranty

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It is a simple to use machine. There is no ice and salt to be cranked like the traditional ice cream makers.

Apart from various ice creams, there are various flavored yogurts also that you can prepare, there are a few recipes in the book that comes along. You can make flavored yogurts e.g. coffee yogurt also from plain yogurt.

Cleaning it might not be easy and there can be scratches in the bowl when dishing yogurt or ice creams. It also can make some noise while operating.

Another issue that can happen is the ice creams sticking to the sides if it is frozen solid. If this happens, then you should scrape it regular intervals during the freezing to not let it stick to the sides.

You will need to freeze the bowl as at room temperature the ice creams might not freeze fast. The colder the bowl, the faster the frozen yogurt or ice cream will be made. The longer it takes to freeze the ingredient, the changes of forming ice crystals increases.

There are instructions in the manual for preparing the freezing bowl.

The unit can get heated and stop in such cases. But this is not often.

At its’ price it is one of the best machines for ice creams and frozen yogurts. It does work well for the functions intended and takes away a lot of pain away from the traditional ice cream makers.


Replacement lid
Freezer Bowl

FAQs about yogurt maker

How can you make thicker yogurts?

You should heat the milk and then cool it closer to 110 degree Fahrenheit. The lower you cool the milk, the thinner the yogurt will turn out to be. The heating is necessary to get the consistency right.

Using Greek yogurt, whole milk and using heavy cream can also make it thicker.

The starter cultures can also influence this as some might produce thin yogurts so you need to account for that.

Should I be concerned about safety of plastic cups? Should I use glass jars instead?

The plastic jars or cups used should be durable BPA free. You should avoid any other plastic that is not approved by FDA. Most yogurt makers with small cups or jars come with BPA free plastic. You can use glass jars but those may break especially if you serve in them to children.

Do you have to use all jars in a multi jar maker even if you want to make lesser amount of yogurt?

The best way in such cases would be to fill unused jars with water as this will give the best results.

What kinds of starters are good to make yogurt?

The starter should be fresh as it works better than aged ones. You can get plain, organic yogurt from the store and use it as starter. Or you can use others starters that are sold by various brands.

There are people who have used flavored yogurt as starters and these also work fine. Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments box and we will answer it.