Here's the outcome of the red hot cinnamon and cherry ice creams. The red hot cinnamon was made too close to the book club starting time and didn't get enough time to freeze harder -- before I got to take a picture, it was too soupy. The cherry was more photogenic as you can see on the left.
Here is my bit of feedback.
1. Red hots. So hard to find. I thought, "Oh, Valentine's day candy is out, I'll find them at CVS." Two CVSes and even the help of my friend Nicole, but no luck. Luckily Dairy Fresh Candy in Boston's North End had them. Save! Well worth is though, this red hot cinnamon is still one of my favorites.
2. Cleaning the dasher (a.k.a. paddle). I hate it. I don't know if it is just the dasher on my Cuisinart, but I find it so hard to get all the ice cream from it when transfering to another container. There are so many nooks and crannies. I find my self fighting the dasher, the melting ice cream, and time. Not so fun. In the end I lose some of my ice cream to melted puddles in the kitchen sink. Overall I love my Cuisinart, but I would be interested in feedback on other machines.
Over all, the ice cream was a hit at book club. Not sure if it is the most efficient thing to bring to a party...its not so much a nibbling food, but Heather made some amazing cakes and alas, what is cake without ice cream?