By Andrew Liszewski
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sick of reading the endless rumors about whether or not Cuisinart was finally going to release an updated version of their soft-serve ice-cream maker with a built-in sprinkle dispenser. I know it was a bit disappointing when the original version was announced and it didn’t include the dispenser, but other features like the double-insulated freezer bowls and the ability to scoop or dispense the ice cream put it well ahead of other models already on the market. And as we all know, it still sold very well.
But in a move that’s sure to make Cuisinart fanboys happy (and put an end to countless ‘leaked’ images and Photoshop mockups) the company has released the Ice-45 Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice-Cream Maker that includes not one, but three different topping dispensers! (A move that even supposed ‘Cuisinart insiders’ didn’t see coming.) Of course while many users were also hoping for a built-in hot fudge reservoir on the new model, it seems those rumors were just wild speculation, and for the time being we’ll just have to settle with third-party solutions like a double-boiler on the stove.
The Cuisinart Ice-45 is available in the US from Amazon.com for $84.31. And while it hasn’t been officially announced, it’s also rumored that the ice-cream maker will be officially carried by Amazon.co.uk in the UK, Amazon.ca in Canada, and Amazon.co.jp in Japan.