Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200 Review


  • Good worth
  • Bowl suits in freezer nicely


  • Should pre-freeze bowl
  • Ice cream mushy

Key Specs

  • Review Worth: £39.98
  • 0.85 litre capability (combine)
  • Makes 1.1 litres ice cream
  • Dimensions 240x185x185mm
  • Bowl 145x185x185mm

What’s the Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200?

The Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200 is a reasonably compact ice cream maker. The kind the place it’s a must to pre-freeze the bowl (learn: the complete physique of the machine) in a single day.

It’s reasonably priced and the bowl is brief sufficient that it suits high quality on a freezer shelf, however the outcomes are runny and require additional freezing earlier than serving.

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Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200 – Design and Options

The Kenwood is an easy, white, unexceptional ice cream maker. The one significantly good little bit of its design is that its freezer bowl is brief and huge.

That is good as a result of it suits nicely on just about any freezer shelf with out the necessity to lay it on its aspect – which is useful as a result of in case you freeze the bowl on its aspect it cools the ice cream combine erratically.

The instruction handbook consists of six recipes and it claims to make a batch of ice cream in 30-40 minutes.

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Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200 – What’s it like to make use of?

There’s no acknowledged capability for the way a lot ice cream combine to place within the Kenwood. As an alternative it says to cease including combine no less than 2.5cm earlier than the highest. We discovered this meant it takes round 850ml of ice cream combine.

We examined it utilizing pre-chilled chocolate ice cream combine. We switched it on and located that it made a loud, rattling sound correct from the beginning. Then, after 24 minutes, the noise noticeably modified. It developed what can greatest be described as a “the Tardis is about to materialise” sound.

We concluded that the ice cream was in all probability prepared as a result of ice cream makers are likely to make these noises when the combo begins freezing to the edges. So after a complete of 28 minutes, with the combo not seeming to get any thicker, we stopped the machine.

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The outcomes have been too runny to function a dessert. The combination may very well be poured out, nevertheless it was thick and inflated sufficient to indicate that the ice cream had taken on loads of air and would freeze nicely if transferred to the freezer.

Cleansing was high quality. The paddle has extra blades than most, making it a bit more durable to wash (or extra enjoyable to lick) however the remainder of the ice cream maker cleaned up simply.

The ensuing ice cream, examined the subsequent day, tasted good. The feel was darkish and agency however not too dense.

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Ought to I purchase the Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200?

In all probability not. It’s not a foul machine. It makes ice cream simply high quality. However the Swan Come Dine With Me Ice Cream & Gelato Maker is the same worth and is far, significantly better. The Kenwood’s solely benefit over the Swan is that it’s barely extra compact.

For wholesome frozen desserts take a look at the Choose Fro Fru. Alternatively, if you’d like one of the best ice cream, take into account the Cuisinart Gelato & Ice Cream Skilled or Sage Sensible Scoop that don’t require pre-freezing.


A great little ice cream maker, however not one of the best.

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