Electric Ice Cream Maker
8550-X
Owner’s Guide
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using.
2. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug, or
motor in water or other liquid.
3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or
near children.
4. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before putting on or taking
off parts, and before cleaning.
5. Avoid contacting moving parts.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after
the appliance malfunctions, or has been dropped or damaged in any
manner. See warranty to return for examination, repair, or electrical
or mechanical adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments (not recommended or sold by
Rival®) may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch heated
surfaces, including the stove.
10. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
11. Do not operate your Ice Cream Maker dry. Always have ice cream
mixture in the ICE CREAM CAN when you plug in your appliance.
12. The ICE CREAM CAN should be thoroughly towel dried after use and
washing. If the ICE CREAM CAN is left to “air dry”, water spots may
appear.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. No user-serviceable parts
inside. Power Unit never needs lubrication. Do not attempt to service this
product.
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit in a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
AUTO SAFETY SHUTOFF
The Ice Cream Maker is equipped with an auto safety shutoff. Should the
motor become overheated it will turn off. In order to restart the Ice
Cream Maker, follow the steps below:
1. Unplug the Ice Cream Maker.
2. Wait at least 20 minutes for the motor to cool.
3. Plug in and operate normally.
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KNOW YOUR ICE CREAM MAKER
• Motor Drive
motor drive
Top mounted. Engages stem of DASHER.
• Cork
cork
Used to plug hole in COVER when
cover
hardening and ripening ice cream.
• Cover
dasher
Tab in COVER fits notch in ice cream can.
• Dasher
Stem on top fits through hole in center of
ice cream can
COVER, and engages MOTOR DRIVE.
tab plates
• Ice Cream Can
Container holds ice cream mixture.
latch
• Drain Hole
Allows salt water to flow freely out of
drain hole
BUCKET.
bucket
• Bucket
Latch and tab plates secure MOTOR DRIVE.
Drain hole located near top of BUCKET. Holds rock salt and ice.
HOW TO USE YOUR ICE CREAM MAKER
NOTE: Before using for the first time, wash all parts except
MOTOR DRIVE (see “HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ICE CREAM MAKER”).
1. Pour chilled ice cream mixture into cooled ICE CREAM CAN. Fill ICE
CREAM CAN only 3/4 full, as mixture will expand during freezing.
2. Insert DASHER. Be sure that bottom of DASHER fits indentation at
bottom of ICE CREAM CAN.
3. Place COVER on ICE CREAM CAN.
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MAKER SIZE
For best results use Rival Rock Salt
®
5 Quart
ROCK SALT for making ice cream
ROCK SALT for hardening ice cream
CRUSHED ICE for making and hardening ice cream
31⁄2 Cups
21⁄2 Cups
22 lbs.
4. Place filled ICE CREAM CAN in BUCKET. Make sure ICE CREAM CAN
is centered and engages with bottom of BUCKET.
5. Place MOTOR DRIVE over ICE CREAM CAN so that stem of DASHER
engages hole in bottom of MOTOR DRIVE. Rotate ICE CREAM CAN
slightly until MOTOR DRIVE engages ICE CREAM CAN COVER. Fit the
two tabs at the end of MOTOR DRIVE into tab plate. Lower the
rounded tab (at other end of MOTOR DRIVE) onto latch plate. Rotate
latch lock over rounded tab. Plug power cord into 120 volt AC outlet.
6. While ice cream maker in running, distribute 1 inch of ice around
BUCKET. Sprinkle approximately 1/2 cup salt uniformly over layer of
ice.
7. Continue adding layers of ice, with salt between layers, until ice level
reaches top of rotating ICE CREAM CAN. NOTE: Should ice cream
maker stop before churning is complete (approximately 20-40
minutes), check to see if large ice cubes are jammed against the
rotating ice cream can. (See “Important Points”)
8. Ice cream should churn about 20-40 minutes or until motor stops.
Unplug and remove MOTOR DRIVE.
9. Clear ice and salt away from top of ice cream can. Wipe carefully to
remove salt and water before removing the COVER. Lift out DASHER
and scrape clean with a rubber spatula. Pack ice cream down into
ICE CREAM CAN.
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HOW TO HARDEN AND RIPEN ICE CREAM
1. Pack ice cream down into ICE CREAM CAN and replace COVER. Put
cork into hole on COVER.
2. Drain off salt water through drain hole in side of BUCKET.
3. Repack ice and salt layers (see “How To Use Your Ice Cream Maker”,
previous section) covering entire ICE CREAM CAN including COVER.
4. Cover the BUCKET with a folded towel or a few newspapers for
insulation and allow to harden for two to three hours. Hardening
time varies with type of ice cream mixture used.
HOME FREEZER METHOD
Ice Cream Can:
1. Pack ice cream down into ICE CREAM CAN and replace COVER. Put
cork into hole on COVER.
2. Place in home freezer for several hours.
Plastic Containers:
1. Spoon ice cream into plastic container; allow 1/2 inch for expansion.
Cover with a tight-fitting lid.
2. Place in home freezer for several hours.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ICE CREAM MAKER
MOTOR DRIVE: Unplug. Never put MOTOR DRIVE in water. Wipe with a
slightly damp cloth. MOTOR DRIVE never needs lubrication.
ICE CREAM CAN, COVER, AND DASHER: Wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse
and dry thoroughly. Important: ICE CREAM CAN should be towel dried; if
left to “air dry,” water spots may appear. Do not replace COVER until ice
cream can is dry. Do not put any parts in dishwasher.
ICE CREAM BUCKET: After every use, clean thoroughly to remove salt
water residue.
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IMPORTANT POINTS
TO ACHIEVE A SMOOTH TEXTURED ICE CREAM: Carefully follow the
ice and salt amounts indicated. As the ice melts and the ice level
decreases, add small amounts of ice to maintain the original level.
TO LOOSEN JAMMED ICE: Unplug the power cord and twist ice cream
can several times. Plug in cord to restart churning process. If jamming
continues, add 2 cups of water to BUCKET.
ICE CREAM should churn approximately 25-40 minutes or until motor
stops. If you choose to churn less than the 3/4 volume of liquid recipe, the
motor may not stop. Occasionally check mixture until ice cream looks like
fluffy mashed potatoes. Unplug and remove MOTOR DRIVE.
DRAIN HOLE: Check frequently to make sure salt water flows freely
through the hole. A plugged drain hole may allow salt water to seep into
the ICE CREAM CAN and ruin the ice cream.
SET IN SINK or above sink drain to catch excess water.
RECIPES
DELICIOUS HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
For great tasting homemade ice
cream, use Rival’s Quick and Easy Ice
Cream Mixes to create your favorite
recipes.
It’s fast, easy, and tastes great!
Rival’s ice cream mixes are packed in
convenient 8 oz packets. Each packet
makes up to 2 quarts of delicious ice
cream.
Available at many retail stores or for
more information please visit
www.rivalproducts.com.
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THE RECIPES
HINT FOR LOWER-FAT RECIPES
For lower fat content, substitute 1% milk for whole milk, whole milk for half
and half; and evaporated skim milk for whipping cream. Higher fat dairy
products – such as whipping cream – create a smooth, rich and creamy
dessert. Lower fat dairy products create a lighter dessert with a slightly
different texture.
OLD FASHIONED VANILLA ICE CREAM
3 cups sugar
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons plus 11⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
⁄2 cup flour
61⁄4 cups milk
5 cups whipping cream
1
Combine sugar, flour and salt in saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium
heat approximately 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Gradually stir about 1 cup of hot mixture into the beaten eggs. Add egg mixture to
remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute; remove from heat.
Refrigerate 2 hours. Combine whipping cream and vanilla in large bowl; add chilled
mixture, stirring with wire whisk to combine. Freeze as directed.
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream: Crumble 30 chocolate sandwich cookies into
mixture before freezing.
Coffee Ice Cream: Combine 5 teaspoons instant coffee with sugar, flour and salt.
Continue as directed.
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THE RECIPES
CINNAMON BLACK WALNUT ICE CREAM
5 cups whipping cream
21⁄2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon plus 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
5 cups half and half
31⁄8 cups chopped black walnuts
11⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed.
CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
31⁄3 cups sugar
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs, beaten
12⁄3 cup half and half
21⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
21⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
71⁄2 cups milk
71⁄2 squares semisweet chocolate, melted
21⁄2 cups whipping cream
Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in milk.
Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer, stirring constantly.
Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the beaten eggs. Add to remaining
hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until slightly thickened
(about 2 minutes). Stir in melted chocolate. Beat with a whisk until mixture is smooth.
Stir in half and half, whipping cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Freeze
as directed.
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THE RECIPES
CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM
31⁄4 cups milk
31⁄2 cups sugar
11⁄8 teaspoon salt
31/8 cups half and half
13⁄4 teaspoons vanilla extract
71⁄2 cups whipping cream
15 oz. (21⁄2 cups) grated semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips
Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and
salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in half and half, vanilla and whipping cream. Cover and
refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed.
After removing DASHER, immediately stir in chocolate.
Mint Chocolate Chip: Add 21⁄2 teaspoons peppermint extract and 1⁄2 teaspoon plus 1⁄8
teaspoon of green food coloring to mixture before refrigerating. Freeze as directed.
VANILLA ICE CREAM
21⁄2 cups milk
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
11⁄2 tablespoon vanilla extract
21⁄2 cups sugar
21⁄2 cups half and half
5 cups whipping cream
Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and
salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in half and half, vanilla extract and whipping cream. Cover
and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed.
Strawberry: Add 5 cups pureed strawberries to chilled mixture before freezing.
Banana: Add 31⁄2 cups mashed bananas to chilled mixture before freezing.
Peach: Add 5 cups pureed peaches to chilled mixture before freezing.
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THE RECIPES
ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM
21⁄2 cups milk
21⁄4 cup sugar
21⁄2 cups half and half
5 cups whipping cream
13⁄4 cups chocolate chips
71⁄2 squares (1 oz. each) semisweet chocolate
⁄2 teaspoon salt
11⁄2 tablespoons vanilla extract
21⁄2 cups mini marshmallows
13⁄4 cups chopped pecans
1
Combine milk and semisweet chocolate in saucepan. Stirring constantly, cook over
medium heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Add sugar and salt. Stir
until dissolved. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze
as directed.
PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM
31⁄8 cups milk
11⁄8 teaspoon salt
13⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
21⁄2 cups peppermint candy
21⁄2 cups sugar
31⁄8 cups half and half
71⁄2 cups whipping cream
Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and
salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in half and half, vanilla and whipping cream. Cover and
refrigerate 30 minutes. Place peppermint candy in a plastic bag. Break into large
pieces (about 1/4-inch) with a mallet or rolling pin. Stir into chilled mixture. Freeze as
directed.
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THE RECIPES
PRALINE ALMOND FUDGE ICE CREAM
23⁄4 cups light brown sugar
1
⁄2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs, beaten
21⁄2 tablespoons vanilla extract
33⁄4 tablespoons butter
⁄4 cup plus 31⁄2 tablespoons flour
61⁄4 cups milk
5 cups whipping cream
21⁄2 cups slivered almonds
11⁄4 cup chocolate fudge topping
1
Combine brown sugar, flour and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over
medium heat about 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Gradually stir
about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the beaten eggs. Add to remaining hot mixture,
stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute; remove from heat. Refrigerate 2 hours. Combine
whipping cream and vanilla in large bowl; add chilled mixture, stirring with a wire
whisk to combine. Sauté almonds in butter over low heat about 5 minutes. Stir into
ice cream mixture. Freeze as directed. Swirl chocolate fudge topping through ice
cream after it has stopped churning. (NOTE: This is easier to do as you transfer ice
cream into another container.)
SPICED CIDER SORBET
5 cups apple cider or apple juice
11⁄4 teaspoon whole cloves
5 cups unsweetened applesauce
1
⁄4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
21⁄2 cups sugar
5 whole cinnamon sticks
21⁄2 cups cranberry juice
Combine apple cider/juice, sugar, cloves and cinnamon sticks in saucepan. Bring to a
boil over medium heat , stirring occasionally. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks with a slotted spoon; discard. Stir in applesauce,
cranberry and lemon juices. Cover refrigerate 1 hour. Freeze as directed.
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THE RECIPES
STRAWBERRY ICE
21⁄2 quarts fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
21⁄2 cup water
11⁄4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus 11⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
Puree strawberries and combine with sugar. Let stand 2 hours. Add water and lemon
juice. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed.
VANILLA ICE MILK
33⁄4 cups skim milk
1
⁄4 teaspoon salt
13⁄4 teaspoons vanilla extract
13⁄4 cups sugar
111⁄4 cups whole milk
Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as
directed. Stir after freezing to blend any unfrozen skim milk into frozen mixture.
CHOCOLATE ICE MILK
31⁄8 cups skim milk
5 squares semisweet chocolate
11⁄4 teaspoon salt
101⁄2 cups whole milk
31⁄3 cups sugar
21⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Combine skim and whole milk in saucepan. Add semisweet chocolate. Cook over
medium heat until chocolate is melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add
sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Freeze
as directed. Stir after freezing to blend any unfrozen skim milk into frozen mixture.
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THE RECIPES
FROZEN CINNAMON NUT YOGURT
10 cups vanilla yogurt
11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
21⁄2 cups whipping cream
21⁄2 cups walnut pieces
21⁄2 cups sugar
1
⁄4 teaspoon salt
21⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Thoroughly combine yogurt, sugar, cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl. Stir in
whipping cream and vanilla. Add nuts. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze
as directed.
FROZEN STRAWBERRY YOGURT
10 cups plain yogurt
21⁄2 cup whipping cream
thawed
13⁄4 cup sugar
33⁄4 cups frozen, sliced straw-berries in syrup,
Thoroughly combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Freeze as directed.
FROZEN PIÑA COLADA YOGURT
10 cups vanilla yogurt
11⁄4 cups sugar
21⁄2 cans crushed pineapple, undrained (151⁄4 oz.) 11⁄4 can cream of coconut (15 oz. can)
11/4 cup whipping cream
13/4 teaspoon rum flavoring
Thoroughly combine yogurt and sugar in mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed.
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THE RECIPES
FROZEN CHERRY YOGURT
5 cups fresh or frozen dark, sweet cherries, pitted and thawed
10 cups plain yogurt
21⁄2 cup whipping cream
11⁄2 cup sugar
21⁄2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Puree half of the cherries. Set aside remaining whole cherries. Combine pureed
cherries with yogurt, whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 30
minutes. Freeze as directed. Remove DASHER and stir in reserved whole cherries
before hardening and ripening.
FROZEN BLUEBERRY YOGURT
61⁄4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
21⁄2 cups half and half
61⁄4 cups plain yogurt
21⁄2 cups sugar
Mash blueberries and combine with remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30
minutes. Freeze as directed.
FROZEN BANANA YOGURT
10 cups vanilla yogurt
1
⁄4 teaspoon salt
21⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
21⁄2 cups sugar
21⁄2 cups whipping cream
41⁄3 cups ripe, mashed bananas
Thoroughly combine yogurt, sugar, salt, whipping cream and vanilla in mixing bowl.
Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Add mashed bananas to chilled mixture before
freezing. Freeze as directed.
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SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the Warranty.
2. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store where you
purchased it. If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed Warranty.
3. If you have any questions or comments regarding this unit’s operation or believe any repair is necessary, please write to our
Consumer Service Department or visit our website at www.rivalproducts.com
RIVAL
c/o JCS/THG, LLC
CONSUMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
13120 JURUPA AVENUE
FONTANA, CA 92337
ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SAVE THIS WARRANTY INFORMATION
A. This Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product.
B. This Warranty applies ONLY to repair or replacement of any supplied or manufactured parts of this product that,
upon inspection by JCS/THG, LLC authorized personnel, is shown to have failed in normal use due to defects in
material or workmanship. JCS/THG, LLC will determine whether to repair or replace the unit. This Warranty does
not apply to installation expenses.
C. Operating this unit under conditions other than those recommended or at voltages other than the voltage
indicated on the unit, or attempting to service or modify the unit, will render this WARRANTY VOID.
D. Unless otherwise proscribed by law, JCS/THG, LLC shall not be liable for any personal injury, property or
any incidental or consequential damage of any kind resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse, improper
installation or alteration of this product.
E. All parts of this product excluding filters, which are covered under separate warranty, are guaranteed for a period
of 1 year as follows:
1. Within the first 30 days from date of purchase, the store from which you purchased your product should replace
this product if it is defective in material or workmanship (provided the store has in-stock replacement.) If you
intend to assert any claim in connection with the product, please follow the instructions in paragraph F.
2. Within the first 12 months from date of purchase, JCS/THG, LLC will repair or replace the product if it is
defective in material or workmanship, subject to the conditions in paragraph G.
F. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please write our Consumer Service Department.
G. IMPORTANT RETURN INSTRUCTIONS. Your Warranty depends on your following these instructions if you are
returning the unit to JCS/THG, LLC:
1. Carefully pack the item in its original carton or other suitable box to avoid damage in shipping.
2. Before packing your unit for return, be sure to enclose:
a) Your name, full address with zip code and telephone number
b) A dated sales receipt or PROOF OF PURCHASE,
c) Your $7.50 check for return shipping and handling, and
d) The model number of the unit and the problem you are having. (Enclose in an envelope and tape directly to
the unit before the box is sealed.)
3. JCS/THG, LLC recommends you ship the package U.P.S. ground service for tracking purposes.
4. All shipping charges must be prepaid by you.
5. Mark the outside of your package:
RIVAL
JCS/THG, LLC
13120 Jurupa Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337
SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES: $7.50 (USD)
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. The provisions of
this Warranty are in addition to, and not a modification of, or subtraction from, the statutory warranties and other rights and
remedies contained in any applicable legislation. To the extent that any provision of this Warranty is inconsistent with any
applicable law, such provision shall be deemed voided or amended, as necessary, to comply with such law.
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