How to Use Black & Decker Arctic Twisters

The Black & Decker Arctic Twister was designed to create soft-serve ice cream treats. The Arctic Twister lets you take hard ice cream, sherbet or frozen yogurt and combine it with candy, nuts or fruit. Using the Arctic Twister is a two-stage process that involves assembling the device and then combining your various ingredients to create soft-serve.

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If you plan to use cones, keep several ready to go.

Assemble the Arctic Twister

Step 1

Rinse the lid, chute, plunger and twisting device of your new Arctic Twister.

Step 2

Insert the twisting device into the base, and then slide the chute over the twisting device and click it into place.

Step 3

Push the ratchet clip forward on the lid and hold it forward.

Step 4

Insert the plunger into the ratchet clip opening from the underside of the lid until the ratchet clip rests on the plunger base.

Step 5

Set the lid aside.

Make Your Soft-Serve

Step 1

Assemble your ingredients. For best results, Black & Decker recommends using hard ice cream, sherbet, sorbet or frozen yogurt directly out of the freezer.

Step 2

Plug the Arctic Twister's cord into a standard electrical outlet

Step 3

Place a dish or cone under the Twister's chute to catch your soft-serve.

Step 4

Place one scoop of ice cream or another frozen treat into the chute. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of "mix-ins," followed by another scoop of ice cream. Continue layering in this way until the chute is full.

Step 5

Attach the lid and plunger onto the chute opening, pressing down gently and turning the lid to the left to lock it in place.

Step 6

Pump the handle a few times to prime the chute.

Step 7

Press the "On/Off" button, and continue gently pumping the handle to help move the ice cream and mix-ins through the machine. Monitor your cones or dish under the chute to watch for overflow.

Step 8

Press the button again to turn off the Arctic Twister after all of your soft-serve has moved through the machine.