Sunday, May 16, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Ice Cream Maker + Electric Ice Cream Scoop from CSN Stores

This Contest is Closed! Congrats to Susan of cravingthesavings.com for winning!


Awhile back, I was contacted by CSN Stores to do either a product review or a product giveaway. If you've never heard of CSN Stores, it's basically a website where you have access to 200+ sites that offer a large selection of home and office goods, from TV stands to bedding to cookware to diaper bags and more! Leading brands on CSN Stores' sites include: La-Z-Boy, Herman Miller, iittala, Kartell, LG, Rachael Ray, Sanyo, Diaper Dude and many, many others. Click here to visit the CSN Stores to learn more!

After some consideration, which took me all of 1 minute, I decided to do a giveaway and with summer coming and ice cream being one of my favorite desserts, why not a giveaway for a
Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker and a Deni Electric Ice Scream Scoop?



PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Ways to Enter:

  • Mandatory Entry - Leave a comment and tell me the first thing you'd make if you won the ice cream maker. (Please leave your email so that I can contact you. Spell it out like abby at pleasurepalate dot com)
  • Optional Entry 1 - Follow CSN Stores on Twitter
  • Optional Entry 2 - Fan CSN Stores on Facebook
  • Optional Entry 3 - Tweet: Enter to Win an Ice Cream Maker and Scoop from @CSNStores via @pleasurepalate: http://bit.ly/aKJRAA

    You can have up to 4 total entries each; however, please note that you have to comment back and let me know which of the actions you took, so that I can keep track of them. This is especially true for 2 through 4. If you don’t let me know which actions you took, then I won’t count them as entries.

    Contest ends Sunday, May 23 at 11:59 AM, PST and a winner will be randomly chosen from all entries. Open only to US Residents. Good Luck!
  • 66 comments:

    fel said...

    The first thing I'd make with my ice cream machine would be some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream to sandwich between two chocolate chip cookies. (Ice cream sandwiches - YUM!)

    Email: fel at foodforfel dot com

    Also submitted Optional Entry #3 using twitter name foodforfel

    Jason Bell said...

    Oh, I know exactly what I'd make: bourbon ice cream with corn flakes

    Anonymous said...

    I would make a caramelized pear and ginger ice cream drizzled with some caramel sauce and sandwiched between 2 graham crackers!

    Tracy

    email: tsl1960 at yahoo dot com

    mrsbumblebee said...

    I would make Cake Batter Ice Cream.

    I've been wanting an ice cream maker for a long time.

    wahine021 at gmail dot com

    Michael Allman said...

    I'd make goat milk ice cream with cajeta, ripe plantain, and toasted pecans. It's mexican-y.

    msa@allman.ms

    Scott said...

    Hmmmm - My cherimoya's are almost ripe so I would make a vanilla, cherimoya ice cream with Irish cream liquor... Put some Elder Berries for a flash of color around the bowl.

    Scottsforest@yahoo

    remy-hahn said...

    Good old fashion vanilla ice cream.

    emopastry at gmail dot com

    Anonymous said...

    Sounds great. I'd probably start with conventional flavors *vanilla, coffee, mint chip" then expand as I get new ideas!

    ...Mark D

    rbmd at redondobeachla dot net

    Daphne said...

    Mint Chip ice cream! Yum.....

    Tashi5 at gmail dot com

    sophia said...

    Tweeted! :-)

    sophia said...

    GREEN TEA froyo! And is it possible to make gelato with this? I'll have to check! :-)

    Diana Davis said...

    With that splendid Ice Cream machine I would make sweet basil ice cream first. Then, when I get a few heirloom tomatoes off my vies, I'd make heirloom tomato ice cream.

    Diana Davis said...

    Oh, and I just "liked" CSN stores on Facebook!

    Susan C said...

    Apricots are ripening on my tree, so I'd make an apricot sorbet.

    susancarrier at sbcglobal dot net

    suburban prep said...

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream is the favorite of many members of my family.
    YUM
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

    K.C. Jones said...

    I would make orangesicle sorbet, using orange soda.

    email: kcjones89 at yahoo dot com

    Ravenous Couple said...

    we'll make mangosteen icecream or sorbet..

    Ravenous Couple said...

    we just liked csn on fb...

    Ravenous Couple said...

    followed csn stores on twitter

    WineGrrl said...

    I'd make some mango sorbet out of those lovely yellow mangoes I saw at the store the other day. Either that, or some persimmon ice cream to serve with an early fall meal.

    burumun said...

    I think I'll make roasted chestnut ice cream! Love chestnuts but don't think I've encountered chestnut ice cream yet :)

    gourmetpigs at gmail dot com

    sabjah said...

    I'd make lavender and honey ice cream using the fresh lavender from my garden!

    Email: sabira.alloo at gmail.com

    Drew Schatt said...

    I'd make real vanilla ice cream. :)
    schatt at schatt dot com

    Apryl said...

    My mother had an ice cream maker growing up. I have been dreaming of one for our family ( plus extra neighborhood kids). I make my own homemade organic yogurt and we collect blackberries in the summer so we would make sugar free, fat free, organic homemade frozen yogurt, beautifully colored by the blackberries. A treat like this makes all the hard work and prickled fingertips worth it. ( I might see if it makes frozen creamy margarita sherbet after the kids are asleep, too).

    burumun said...

    Also did Optional Entry 3/ tweeted :)

    gourmetpigs at gmail dot com

    Anonymous said...

    I would make black sesame ice cream with organic milk. Then I would try making green tea ice cream. And then maybe some cherry ice cream with bourbon or brandy.

    Hae Jung

    Email: hjc90026 at yahoo dot com

    Gastronomer said...

    Oooh, boy! Summer's around the corner. The first flavor I'd make is Olive Oil Rosemary. Yep, that's the one.

    I've entered the contest using all four modes.

    Cathy37 @ gmail.com

    Van said...

    I would make cookie dough ice cream! I can taste it already! :))

    Email: hapinachu at gmail dot com

    I also Retweeted it under @hapinachu

    Anonymous said...

    Thank you for th opportunity to enter! I would love to be able to make lemon gelato as well as a yummy version of coconut gelato using no sugar or hfcs. Having recently learned of some health issues I'm determined to fight the little nasties lurking in my body. Along with a more nutritious diet being implemented, I like those listed above love to reward myself with the occasional treat! I'm hoping to be a good role model for my two daughters in this new adventure. Thanks again for the opportunity to enter.

    Constance @enfilade.enfilade@sbcglobal.net

    Catty Critic said...

    I think the first thing I'd make would be a strawberry-balsamic-mint ice cream served over some angel food or pound cake.

    cattycritic at gmail dot com

    cindy said...

    Butter pecan. *bliss*

    hbgrrl@gmail.com

    Brian Lew said...

    I would make a fresh Oregon Strawberry Ice cream with the new ice cream maker if I won. It is Strawberry season!!

    email: loti66 at verizon.net

    Catty Critic said...

    Oh and I entered in via all four methods

    maggie said...

    Vanilla with flecks of vanilla bean.

    email: maggiewashington714 at gmail dot com

    Erica said...

    Lavender ice cream with cocoa nibs!

    erica dot wrightson at gmail dot com

    Liz said...

    Cinnamon-cardamon ice cream!

    Lizatx at gmail dot com

    Sensuous Gourmet said...

    Lemon Verbena Ice Cream OR Strawbery Rose Scented Geranium Ice Cream. anchogirl@yahoo.com

    K.C. Jones said...

    I also tweeted! (Optional Entry #3) Twitter name: hopepersists email: kcjones at yahoo dot com

    mikey k said...

    I would make avocado ice cream for my friend Ben.

    Ice Cream Forum said...

    I would make ice cream with Godiva chocolate liqueur!

    webmaster at ice hyphen cream hyphen forum dotcom

    Anonymous said...

    Fan @ Facebook

    Constance @enfilade.enfilade@sbcglobal.net


    Adore the blog/site :)

    Susan said...

    Following CSN Stores on Twitter (@CravingSavings)

    Susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Susan said...

    I am about to start making my own yogurt to see if it helps my daughter's GI issues. I learned I can take that yogurt and use it in the ice cream maker. I was specifically looking at this Cuisinart model. It has great reviews! So if I win (or if I buy it), I plan to make very plain ice cream from yogurt that I will make.

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Susan said...

    Tweeted - http://twitter.com/cravingsavings/status/14215603676

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Susan said...

    Became a fan of CSN stores on Facebook.

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Kat's 9 Lives said...

    oooh thanks for hosting this contest, it sounds great!

    I would make caramelized bacon ice cream! lol Then maybe a foie gras ice cream O=9

    email: findkats9lives at yahoo dot com

    connie said...

    ooh. so many things. avocado/cinnamon, cucumber/vanilla, every flavor i've always wanted together but could never 1) find, or 2) convince a friend with one of these to make. sigh.

    ckariya at gmail dot com

    Carrie Carr said...

    I started making ice cream cakes for family and friends when I first started my online bakery business. I've always wanted to learn to make my own gourmet ice cream concoctions to include with my cake creations and this would definitely be the icing on my cake (pun intended..LOL!) to win this ice cream maker and scoop. I have been playing around with a cinnamon raisin ice cream to spread in between layers of my 6-Layer Carrot Spice Cake ~ so if I win, this would be the first recipe I use. Yummm!

    ccarr at myflourgarden dot com

    Carrie Carr said...

    I have completed all 4options/modes of entering the contest. Thanks, Abby!

    sharonjo said...

    I'd probably start with Cooks Illustrateds' Fresh Peach Ice Cream if I could get my hands on some great fresh peaches. Otherwise, vanilla is always good! Thanks so much!

    sharonjo said...

    I follow CSNStores on twitter
    @sharonjo2

    sharonjo said...

    I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/14388508879

    sharonjo said...

    I'm a facebook fan of CSN Stores.
    Sharon Olivier

    Sharon said...

    The first thing I would make is plain old fashioned rich vanilla ice cream like my grandma made.

    Sharon said...

    I am following CSN on twitter. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kimsue said...

    I'd like to make some frozen yogurt using Greek yogurt and maybe some reaspberries. Yum.

    Stephanie said...

    The first thing I would make if I won would be strawberry ice cream with bits of real strawberries YUM! :)
    thegrants at live dot com

    Stephanie said...

    Fan CSN Stores on Facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants at live dot com

    Stephanie said...

    Follow CSN Stores on Twitter @sgrant2005
    thegrants at live dot com

    Stephanie said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/14443878868
    thegrants at live dot com

    Anonymous said...

    The first thinkg I'd make with this wonderful ice cream machine would be pandan ice cream- happy childhood memory
    Thank you for your consideration!

    email: tucook@netzero.net

    annalene said...

    I want to try making a coconut milk ice cream (like turtle mountain does).. and with macadamia nuts!

    thewideworldof (at) gmail (dot) com

    annalene said...

    fan of csn on facebook (anna lene)

    thank you soo much!

    annalene said...

    following csn on twitter (@woozlewozzle)

    Celeste said...

    I'd love to make butter pecan ice cream. :)

    celeste at mail4me dot com

    Margaret said...

    The first thing I would make would be a Gazpacho Granita with tomatoes from the farmers market or my backyard.
    E-mail: cherryswam at gmail dot com