Monday, Nov. 13, 2006

The Mix Master

Most commercial ice cream machines dispense pre-frozen desserts. The MooBella makes its treats on the spot, storing milk, sugar and other natural ingredients in sterile, airtight containers (think Parmalat). Key in an order--your choice of flavor, premium or light--and it mixes, flash-freezes, aerates, then serves fresh ice cream, all in about 45 seconds. How does it taste? Our tester gave the coffee with M&M's (mix-ins are optional) an enthusiastic thumbs up, mumbling "excellent" and "really, really fresh" between mouthfuls.

Inventor: MooBella
Availability: Two machines operating in Boston; $2 to $3 for a 4.5-oz. scoop
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