Ice cream – these two words can evoke sweet memories in children, teens, and adults. And though the memories will largely vary, we're sure that ice cream is the best companion, whether it be a rough breakup or a weekend TV binge, or just a night to yourself. As Forrest Gump once said, "The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks… is the ice cream," and "Lieutenant Dan, I got you some ice cream. Lieutenant Dan, ice cream!".
Summer is finally here, so the craving for homemade ice cream is bound to happen. Fret not, because we’ve got a list of just the right products – the best ice cream maker. Now whip up your ice cream, right at home, without a complex process or an expensive machine. We've rounded up a list of our favorite ice cream makers from Amazon, and we think they’re the best you can purchase right now!
UMIO 1 Quart Ice Cream Maker
Homemade ice cream in 4 steps- who knew it could be that simple? Built for the countertop, the KUMIO 1 Quart Ice Cream Maker is one of the best kitchen appliances you will purchase in your lifetime.
Since it doesn’t need ice, you’re going to have to precool the container, but the consistency of ice cream, in the end, is as good as the kind you get in your grocery store.
ILAVIE Frozen Fruit Ice Cream Maker
How good can homemade fruit ice cream taste? Pretty damn good, if you make it with the ILAVIE Frozen Fruit Ice Cream Maker. If you’re trying to get your kids to eat some fruits, this is a good way to get started and keep them at it.
The one-touch operation makes it child-friendly too so that your kids can make their own versions of ice cream when you’re not at home.
FineMade Instant Rolled Ice Cream Maker
Let ice cream making be a new family tradition, with the FineMade Instant Rolled Ice Cream Maker. Let your kids prepare the milkshake, while you play out the role of rolled ice cream maker, with the apron and scrapers.
You’ll be surprised at how quickly the milkshake freezes, so you better have your A-game on. You’re going to look forward to the next time you have a family session making ice cream.
GreenLife 1.5QT Electric Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Maker
Frozen treats in under 20 minutes – there's nothing better than that. Be it ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet, mix up your recipes and try them all with the GreenLife 1.5QT Electric Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, and Sorbet Maker. With the additional ingredient chute, you can now easily add and blend your toppings perfectly with your ice cream. The one-touch design makes this an easy machine to use, and it's just as small as a milk carton if you're worried about how much space it would take in the kitchen. The insulated bowl can be kept in the freezer overnight for the deepest freeze, so you can enjoy scoopable ice cream right away.
Cuisinart ICE30BC Ice Cream Maker
The Cuisinart ICE30BC Ice Cream Maker is one of its kind, and that’s probably why it is the Amazon’s Choice product for ice cream makers. A lot of fun to use and easy to operate, it has a large stainless steel body with a large bowl that can hold 2 quarts to make ice cream for the whole family. The best thing about using this Amazon product - you can make your treats as healthy as ice cream can get, without artificial sweeteners or colors! If you have a family ice cream recipe, this can take the ingredients and blend them into perfectly textured soft serve. It doesn’t get better than that.
Whynter ICM-201SB Upright Automatic Ice Cream Maker
The Whynter ICM-201SB Upright Automatic Ice Cream Maker is Amazon’s Choice product for compressor ice cream makers. What that means is that your homemade ice cream just got an additional touch of deliciousness once it is made through this ice cream maker. Reviewed by a number of top websites, which include YourBestDigs, Wirecutter, REALSIMPLE, and Rachael Ray Every Day, we see how the Whynter ICM-201SB is a great product to start making your ice creams in the comfort of your home. We've got a feeling that you’ll soon be asking yourself – “Why didn’t I start making homemade before now?” after using this.
Hamilton Beach 68330N Automatic Ice Cream Maker
For beginners in ice cream making, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better product than the Hamilton Beach 68330N Automatic Ice Cream Maker. While the product comes with some simple-to-follow recipes, what we especially liked about the Hamilton Beach is its size when you compare it to its functionality. Add to this that it has twice the capacity of most ice cream makers, and you have a winner in your hands. We’re sure that all these factors contributed to Hamilton Beach being awarded Best product in the “electric ice cream maker” category.
Nostalgia Electrics Ice Cream Maker with Candy Crusher
The Nostalgia Electric Ice Cream Maker with Candy Crusher sure brought back memories of our good childhood days. Especially on those occasions where we could crush our favorite treats using a hand crank and add them as toppings to our ice cream. This device is cute and above all, doesn’t need you to freeze the bucket all the time. Using this is easy, so your kids can make their own concoctions during their summer breaks. All they have to do is add the recipe, ice, and add salt through the top of the ice cream bucket and serve when it is ready!
Ivation Automatic Ice Cream Maker Machine
The next time you crave a double scoop of ice cream, get it in no time with the Ivation Automatic Ice Cream Maker Machine. With its heavy-duty motor, your kitchen space will soon become the ice cream parlor of the party. The built-in compressor chills your ingredients and solids once they’re put inside the bowl, so you get cold ice cream as soon as the machine finishes preparing them. Eliminating the need for pre-frozen bowls, old-school salt and ice mixtures themselves score top points for this ice cream maker. We’re certain you’ll be scooping out frozen deliciousness in no time.
Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker
The Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is probably the most versatile of ice cream makers we have on this list, owing to its 7 different one-touch programs for different recipes. Using the patented Creamify technology, the motors exert downward pressure and spin the paddle to shave and churn ice particles into the creamiest treats. You’ll be surprised at how fabulous the consistency and taste turn out to be - even better, at what you can transform into ice cream! With its compact size and easy operation, you’re looking at a winner that needs to be added to your cart.
KECOOLKE Ice Cream Maker
Looking to combine delicious ice cream and frozen sweet treats, in the comfort of your home, in under 30 minutes and at an affordable price? The KECOOLKE Ice Cream maker immediately comes to mind! With its unique feed port design, mixing up and serving ice cream, yogurt or sorbet to your family will be about following the instructions. One point that captured our approval, was the portability of the machine. Quiet, quick, and easy to use, combine it with the recipe book that comes with the product, and you can make a different treat for every family weekend together.
DASH Everyday Ice Cream Maker for Gelato
Something that we didn’t expect but was pleasantly surprised with the DASH Everyday Ice Cream Maker for Gelato. It makes popsicles too, and that’s a must-have during the hot summers! Especially since you don’t need ingredients like rock salt or ice. All you need is to assemble the cooling bowl and turn on the maker, add your chilled ingredients to try out your favorite recipes, and scoop out your homemade frozen treats in 20-25 minutes. You’re going to love how simple it is to use this machine. Like the company says, “Three steps ‘til we all scream for ice cream!”
Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker
The Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker looks like a miniaturized version of the commercial machinery from an ice cream factory. It does look quite impressive. Even better, the results are professional – something you can’t normally expect from home appliances. While it is quite heavy on the kitchen counter, the product will far exceed your expectations. The chilling effect is quick, within a few minutes of pouring the ice cream base in. Once you make your ice cream for the first time, you’re going to make something again... and again, and again. You’re going to work this machine like a horse, and you’re going to love every single batch.
Americana EIM-1400R 1.5 Qt Electric Ice Cream Maker
First off, the Americana EIM-1400R 1.5 Qt Electric Ice Cream Maker looks more like a piece of decoration for your kitchen than a working appliance. With its quick freeze bowl and powerful motor, you’ll be churning out delectable ice cream in less than an hour. Without the need for alcohol, chemicals, or salt, all you have to do is add the ingredients, turn on the unit and wait while the ice cream you love is made in front of your eyes. Even better, the cylinder is easy to clean, making it a delightful machine to add to your kitchen.
JoyMech Electric Ice Cream Maker
The JoyMech Electric Ice Cream Maker is firstly a delight to the eyes. Secondly, with the automatic cooling system, there is no need for pre-freezing any part of the machine. What’s unique about this product is that it doesn’t use a compressor for cooling but a semi-conductor freezer. Because of its innovative technology, there is also no need for coolants to cool the ice cream, making it a safer, quieter, and lighter product to use. With its mechanical timer, you’ll know just when your ice cream is finally ready. You can keep working it non-stop, and it will still not let you down!
Immergood Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker
The Immergood Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker is not like any of the other ice cream makers you’ve seen until now. It is a full-sized insulated tub meant to last for much longer than most home appliances. Secondly, the ice cream is made using a hand crank. We think everyone will be sold on the experience of making ice cream in such a machine because it does feel better when you work for it. With its advanced engineering, Immergood’s ice cream maker is bound to be a favorite of families that have always made hand-cranked ice creams for their families!
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