Everybody loves ice cream, especially the type of ice cream you can make within the comfort of your own home. In fact, this is the case with most dishes prepared at home as opposed to the ones you get at the store, and ice cream is no different. This being said, there are many ways one can prepare ice cream at home and the most effective ones involve ice cream makers.
These devices are designed to make it easier for you to create an ice cream batch by allowing you to perfectly blend the ingredients together before allowing you to freeze the batch so as to create the actual ice cream according to whatever recipe you might be using.
Still, we should point out that there isn’t a universal standard for ice cream makers and that you would do well to figure out what the market has to offer before buying one yourself. To help you through, we put together a list of the ten best ice cream makers money can buy.
10Donvier Manual Ice Cream Maker
This device is designed to make 1 quart of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, or any other frozen drink you might want to make. To do so, you are not required to use any salt or ice because this device features a high-quality freezer bowl and an equally useful paddle to do the job. It also has to be said that its aluminum freezer bowl isn’t just lightweight and convenient to use but also very easy to clean.
9Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve
It is important for an ice cream maker to be not only effective but easy to use as well. Such is the case with the Cuisinart ICE-45 Ice Cream Maker which features an easy-lock Lid with a window designed to give you full vision of process at all times. It also uses a mixing arm that mixes and aerates ingredients within the freezer bowl to create the smoothest ice cream possible simply by having you pull a lever.
8Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker
What makes this large ice cream maker stand out is not just its impressive size but also its durable stainless steel housing. This self-contained frozen dessert maker doesn’t require any pre-freezing, which is a feature you would expect a high-end device to possess. At the same time, it features a removable bowl and churn blade for easy storage, a construction that also makes it very easy to clean.
7Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker
Equipped with a self-refrigerating compressor, this ice cream maker will make it easy for you to make not only ice cream but any other frozen dessert you might fancy. This high-end device also features 12 hardness settings for sorbets, frozen yogurts, gelatos, or ice creams. At the same time, it benefits from a pre-cool setting and fully automatic functionality that gives you full control over its many features.
6Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker
This dessert maker from Yonanas is designed to create a wide array of frozen treats in a relatively short amount of time. As such, you can create a variety of desserts without any additional fat, sugar, or preservatives, ingredients usually found in the ice creams you can get at the supermarket. Not only that but it can transform almost any frozen fruit into a dessert in a matter of seconds just by adding ingredients to the mix.
5Hamilton Beach 68330N 4-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker
This ice cream maker can produce up to 4 quarts of ice cream in less than 30 minutes. It does so with the help of a fully automatic system that doesn’t require any stirring from your part, a feature most high-end ice cream makers seem to possess. At the same time, this device benefits from an easy-lock lid and a construction that ensures its long-lasting durability, even when used on a regular basis.
4KitchenAid KICA0WH 2 Quart Ice Cream Maker
Not only is this ice cream maker one of the best the market has to offer feature-wise, but it is also compact and lightweight. Thanks to its design, it will enable you to store it away easily when you’re not using it. On a related note, let us point out that it includes a drive assembly and a dasher which have the purpose of easing up the amount of effort you have to put into making a batch of ice cream.
3Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence
This fully automatic frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker is without a doubt, one of the most popular on the market today. It enjoys a brushed stainless steel housing and a heavy-duty motor aimed at helping it get the job done in almost half the time it would take a lesser device. This ice cream maker also features a large ingredient spout designed to help you add your favorite mix-ins as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
2Conair Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker
What makes this high-end ice cream maker stand out is its double insulated freezer bowl, a feature which completely eliminates the need to use ice in the process of making ice cream. At the same time, it uses a mixing paddle that makes frozen desserts in less than 20 minutes under normal circumstances. Not only that but it also has an easy lock transparent lid with a large spout to make it easier for you to add ingredients.
1Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker
This is perhaps the most technologically advanced ice cream market on the market today. It has a 1-1/2-quart capacity bowl capable of freezing 3 quarts of ice cream or sorbet every hour, timer controls for different frozen confections, a stainless steel construction for added durability, and a lot more. We should also point out that it is 12 inches wide, 11 inches high, and 18 inches deep, which is fairly large by most standards. This being said, it has to be said that this 38 lbs device is without a doubt one of the most versatile ice cream makers out there, which explains its relatively large size.