Friday, May 11, 2012
Dippin Dots Recipe (for the ice cream dipping dots maker)
Yes it IS possible to make a very similar result to the REAL Dippin' Dots with this - but the instructions that come with the product do not include an ice cream recipe!
Using fruit juice as recommended in the instructions tastes okay, but my son and I decided to make REAL ice cream, and it turned out wonderful! We just had Dippin' Dots at the mall two days ago, and we tried our cream Dots tonight, and they are amazingly similar. Dots made using this toy and importantly - an ice cream recipe - come out a larger diameter but very similar in taste to the real thing.
Use a basic vanilla ice cream recipe, but just 8 ounces of it. This fills about 4 of the 6 dot trays. For those of you who don't have a recipe handy:
3/4 cup to 7 ounces half-n-half or cream
4 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix well and pour into a Dippin' Dots dispenser bottle (step 2 in the instruction sheet). Follow the remaining instructions as usual. Allow 4 or more hours for freezing so you and your little one aren't getting impatient at the 2-hour mark.
If you want to make chocolate flavored Dippin' Dots, substitute chocolate syrup (such as Hersheys or Nestle) for the sugar and vanilla.
Also, when releasing the frozen dots from the trays, I don't recommend running under warm water quite as long as the manual suggests, or the dots will begin to melt.
All that is needed to make this a PERFECT product is a revamp of the instruction sheet. With that, I think they'd get tons of sales from great word-of-mouth excitement of happy customers! (hint hint to the maker- Big Time Toys)
Credit: http://www.amazon.com/Dippin-Dots-Frozen-Dot-Maker/dp/B002LDKKIQ/ref=pd_rhf_gw_shvl44 (read MrsJ's review)
Posted by Petal at 7:34 PM