Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker, 1.5-Quart, Red (68881Z)

With Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Makers, you can enjoy creating homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and gelato in your own kitchen. Just add your favorite ingredients, sit back and relax-you’ll be scooping delicious ice-cold desserts in no time. Smart design touches make Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Makers easy to use, even if you’re a beginner. Simple-to-follow recipes are included with these popular ice cream makers, so your family can make all kinds of delectable treats right from the start.

Product Features

  • Homemade ice cream-ready in as little as 20 minutes
  • Makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbert or gelato
  • Recipes included
  • No rock salt required
  • Easy on/off switch


  • Great value + quality for the price Was so confused by the reviews that I bought the red 68881 model in a nearby store (for easier return) instead of ordering online. Wanted to make sure it really doesn’t need rocksalt + produces real ice cream, not just milk shakes. This model definitely does not need rock salt + ice. The machine works perfectly! Put the freezer bowl in the deep freezer overnight, then tried the easy vanilla ice cream recipe from the booklet, substituting sugar with 0-calorie natural sweetener + adding cinnamon. After 30 min I had perfectly dense ice cream – not just soft ice cream. The container was still frozen by then. Scooped the ice cream directly into a glass (without additional freezing) – it stayed frozen + in shape even through the photo session. My kitchen is not very cold; I live in a warm area; my AC is set on 80°F. A little trick: I put the mixed ingredients in the deep freezer for 10 min before starting – might help to keep the container frozen longer. Only little negative: the motor is…

  • The unit works well, but some reviewers don’t consider how their actions may affect the outcome. See Tips. I bought this unit about 2 weeks ago and have used it 3 times in that period. Each time it successfully made a thick ice cream in 20 minutes.There are some things people must consider when using the unit to help ensure success.#1 Freeze the unit with the bowl upside down. As the unit starts to thaw during use the frozen portions are toward the top edge of the bowl where the opening to air is located Having this portion with the base of the frozen gel helps during ice cream creation and causes the gel to naturally move around helping to prevent cold spots.#2 The freezer you chill the bowl in must be set to a deep freeze temperature. This means that things you take out that are frozen are really frozen solid. IE: Ice cream is difficult to spoon out of carton or bucket. A warmer temperature means the gel does not reach it’s maximum low temperature and is not as effective in creating your ice cream.#3 Initially run the unit for 2…