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Advice for a hand crank ice cream maker please? Answered

I'm thinking of making a hand crank ice cream maker using an old hand drill I had and mounting that on a plastic bucket that'll be my ice bucket, then using some copper pipe I have lying around and soldering a dasher with some oak scrapers for the side. The main hurdle I'm hitting is where to find a canister for the actual ice cream. I'm wondering if I could safely use galvanized ducting, I'm planning to make sherbet on this as well, so will the acids react with it at all or is there some other hazard I should know about using ducting for this?


I think you'd be better off using stainless steel for the Bain Marie. You could recycle a stock pot or some other container (depending on the size of your design).

Thanks for the answers!

You're welcome. I look forward to seeing your instructable soon?

Huh, didn't think of making an instructable, I'll definitely get on it!

Well why not? This is a "share what you make" website right? Plus you could enter it into one of the contests (like the "metal challenge" for example). ;)


6 years ago

Let me warn you about using galvanized ducting for sherbet as it will
dissolve the galvanizing from the pipe into your sherbet.