Troubleshooting How to make ice cream with my Philips ice cream maker You can make delicious ice cream with your Philips ice cream maker by following a few simple steps. Discover how. Step 1: Prepare the mixture of ingredients for the ice cream in a separate bowl. Preferably use ingredients at fridge temperature. Step 2: Remove the cooling disc from the freezer. Make sure your hands are dry when handling the frozen cooling disc. Step 3: Check if the disc is properly frozen and free of ice. If the disc is properly frozen, its contents will have turned hard all over. If you hear a crunching sound when you press the bottom of the disc with your thumbs, the disc is not properly frozen yet. If a film of frost has developed on the cooling disc, you can remove it by means of wooden or plastic spatula. Step 4: Place the frozen cooling disc in the bowl of the ice-cream maker. Step 5: Insert the front edge of the motor unit into the cover. Step 6: Push the motor unit downwards into the cover until it locks in to place (you will hear a click). Step 7: Insert the stirrer into the hole of the motor unit (you will hear a soft click). Step 8: Place the top of the ice-cream maker on the bowl. Turn the top in the direction of the arrow until it locks (you will hear a click). Step 9: Put the mains plug in the wall socket. The ice cream maker is now ready for use. Step 10: Before putting the ingredients in the bowl, switch the appliance on by pressing the on/off button. This is necessary to prevent ingredients from freezing onto the cooling disc right away. Step 11: You are now making ice cream. Compact ice cream will take about 40 minutes to prepare, soft ice cream will be ready in approximately 20 minutes.