Top Rated Ice Cream Makers
We all love ice cream that is why we REALLY enjoyed putting together our top rated ice cream maker buying guide. We wish all of you could have assisted in the task, but it fell upon us to determine the best homemade ice cream maker. We know you feel sorry for us.
But, do not fear, we are going to share what we learned with you so you also can make the best homemade ice cream using (hopefully) one of our top rated ice cream makers.
What we found is that no matter what flavor of ice cream you like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peach, butter pecan, walnut, chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, raspberry, bubble gum, cookie dough, Oreo or whatever (we just wrote all that to make you want ice cream) that if it is homemade it is simply better tasting.
Why is homemade ice cream better you ask?
- Quality ingredients. You control what goes into your ice cream and therefore the overall quality of the ice cream.
- We said healthier, not necessarily healthy. You can make your homemade ice cream using one of our best electric ice cream makers using fresh ingredients with no preservative or other unwanted chemicals.
- You can make whatever you want. You can make homemade ice cream in a good ice cream maker using just about any ingredients you can imagine. Even peanut butter, which is good on just about anything. I would probably not make homemade ice cream out of fish oil, but that is just me. If you like it go for it. Just thought about a fish oil and peanut butter combination…OK maybe peanut butter does not make EVERYTHING taste better.
- Putting all the ingredients in an ice cream maker and making your favorite ice cream is just fun. It was fun when we were kids and it is still fun today. There is something special about the whine of an electric ice cream maker that makes us giddy with anticipation.
- Family Time. We spend far too little time with our families today. Putting together your favorite ingredients, setting up the electric ice cream maker and the waiting in anticipation for the finished product while sitting around talking to family. Nothing beats it.
- You can use one without a cell phone in our hands. PUT DOWN that phone. Enjoy your ice cream@!@!@
What features to look for in an electric ice cream maker?
Fist we said electric, not manual. So it being electric is a plus to us. There is something to be said for the manual ice cream maker, it is just more work than we are prepared for. However, if you have never used one, go for it. It is an experience.
How big is your family or appetite? Make sure you get an ice cream maker that makes enough for everyone. Or, buy two.
This refers to the size of the ice cream maker itself. Some are bigger than others. If have to store it in the open size may be more of an issue for you.
If you are going to keep it out all the time you probably do not want to go with the classic picnic motor with a plastic tub. Today you can get a high quality stainless steel version that will make your neighbors jealous.
There are a couple of types of ice cream makers out there. We are ignoring the manual ones!
Standard Ice & Salt ice cream maker that I am sure you are all familiar with. These are affordable but do require a little work and are somewhat slow. You also have to remember that you will need ice and salt. These are more work but are fun if you have the time and do not mind a little bit of a mess. These are great for picnics and outside family parties.
Electric Frozen Bowl Ice Cream Makers. These are more convenient than their ice & salt cousins, but you will have to remember to put the bowl in the freezer a day or two before making ice cream. These require a little patience and you MUST remember to pre-freeze that bowl. They are also affordable although more expensive than the ice & salt variety.
Compressor Ice Cream Maker. These are the beasts of the electric homemade ice making world and you will have to pay for it. These are very easy to use and produce perfect ice cream. They typically have a variety of features and displays to play with. If you want your homemade ice cream fast and easy a compressor ice cream maker is the way to go. These are the Lamborghini’s of the electric homemade ice cream making world. Yes, these are for you as your climb the pyramid of success over the failed ice cream making attempts of your neighbors (sorry we got a little carried away). But, all the kids in the neighborhood will love your house. If that is a good thing…
We are going to give you a few different choices, just in case you are not ready for the top of the line in compressor ice cream makers. Don’t worry, you WILL be.
- Makes 2-quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato or sorbet
- Improved paddle with faster processing time
- Control panel with LCD screen and 3 settings with multiple speeds
- Countdown timer with auto shutoff
- Ingredient spout with integrated measuring cup
At the touch of one button, you can create two quarts of delicious frozen treats with the Cool Creations Ice Cream Maker in just 20 minutes. Making homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and sorbet of any type in any flavor couldn’t be easier with one-button operation for ice cream, gelato, and sorbet, convenient digital LCD time programming, and auto shutoff. The unique paddle makes fast work of processing. The sleek brushed metal housing makes it look as good as the treats it creates for your family and friends.
The Cuisinart Electronic Ice Cream Maker makes 2 qts of ice cream in just 20 minutes! The machine includes a lid with ingredient spout and integrated measuring cup, a 2 qt freezer bowl and an improved paddle for faster processing time. The housing is a sleek brushed chrome with a simple LCD display with push pad settings for ice cream, gelato or sorbet. It’s also great for making frozen yogurt! The machine even features a count-down timer and shuts off automatically. Includes full instructions and a selection of recipes. Manufacturer’s 3 year limited warranty.
- Self-contained frozen dessert maker that does not require pre-freezing
- Removable bowl and churn blade for easy storage and effortless cleaning
- Reliable built in audible timer, Wattage (watts): 150
- Newly designed motor drive that shuts off to prevent damage if the mixture freezes solid
- Capacity: 1.6 quart (1.5 liter)
- Powerful compressor cooling.
- LCD timer control & temperature display.
With the WHYNTER ICM-15LS stainless steel frozen dessert ice cream maker, you can make a spread of delectable desserts in about 30-40 minutes. This versatile self –freezing ice cream maker allows you to not only make premium ice cream but also refreshing sorbets, Italian gelato, sherbets, fresh frozen yogurts and other treats.
Our professional standard ice-cream maker offers premium features not found in budget ice cream makers. A built-in powerful compressor freezer allows for continuous use without the inconvenience of having to pre-freeze the mixing bowl. Not only is it so much easier, it also tastes a whole lot better. The gorgeous stainless steel exterior and soft touch LCD control panel will make this your favorite kitchen electric. You will never again have to wait hours or use any freezer space before being able to make your favorite frozen dessert. This unit includes an electronic timer, temperature display, ice cream scoop, and we’ll even send you some secret recipes!
- NOTE:Kindly review the videos under the image section and user manual under product details for set up and user guidance.
- 12 hardness settings; sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato, and ice cream,Capacity 1.5 quart (1L) bowl capacity
- Self refridgerating compressor.Voltage: 110 – 120 Volts Power: 165 watts
- Fully automatic or manual functionality.Keep cool setting for up to 3 hours
- Pre-cool setting to optimal operating temperature
The BCI600XL Smart Scoop is Breville’s easy to use ice cream maker with automatic hardness settings. It’s the first ice cream maker that automatically senses the hardness of the mixture based on your selection and keeps it ready until it’s time to serve. The Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop is made of BPA free materials, features a child lock, and when your dessert is ready will sound an alert beep or one of three musical tunes.
This is one of the top line electric ice cream makers we reviewed. If it comes with videos to help you learn how to use it and all of its features IT MUST BE GOOD!
- Ice-cream maker produces up to 4 quarts in 20 to 40 minutes
- Fully automatic operation–no labor-intensive stirring required
- Makes homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet, and gelato
- Easy-lock lid; hand wash; user manual with 20 recipes included
- Measures approximately 15.3 x 12.5 x 11.1 inches; 1-year limited warranty
With Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Makers, you can enjoy creating homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and gelato in your own kitchen. Just add your favorite ingredients, sit back and relax — you’ll be scooping delicious ice-cold desserts in no time.
Smart design touches make Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Makers easy to use, even if you’re a beginner. Simple-to-follow recipes are included with these popular ice cream makers, so your family can make all kinds of delectable treats right from the start.
The 4 Quart Ice Cream Maker is perfect for special occasions like birthdays, summer parties, or vacations. Fill it with fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market or grocery store and create a one-of-a-kind treat that everyone will appreciate.
This is your standard ice and salt ice cream maker, just so you would not think we are stuck up. Seriously, you cannot go wrong with this quality Hamilton Beach addition to our review.
Cuisinart ICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker, 2 quart, Brushed Metal/Red
- Double insulated freezer bowl holds up to 2 quarts of frozen dessert
- Brushed metal housing with embossed logo
- Heavy-duty motor makes frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes
- Large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins
- Limited 3-year warranty
What’s better than one quart of luscious homemade ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt? Two quarts! The fully automatic Cuisinart Pure Indulgence makes 2 quarts of your favorite frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes.
It’s easy – an integrated motor, double-insulated freezer bowl and automatic mixing paddle do all the work. Results are consistently smooth, cleanup is easy, and the brushed metal styling is simply sensational.
This one reviewed well and we really like it. It come in a couple of different colors if you are not fond of the red, although we kind of like it.
- Fully automatic with a commercial quality compressor. 1-1/2-quart ice cream bowl capacity
- LWH: 16.73 x 12.00 x 9.33,UC LWH: 13.75 x 17.50 x 13.50,MC LWH: 18.00 x 14.25 x 14.25 inches . Weight : 32lbs
- 2 paddles – a gelato paddle for authentic gelato and an ice cream paddle for creamy ice cream Two unique paddles mix and aerate the ingredients in the mixing bowl to create your frozen dessert. The gelato and sorbet paddle perfectly incorporates air in the ingredients and creates richly textured results with intense flavor. Use the ice cream paddle to perfectly churn for smooth, creamy results.
- 60-minute countdown timer with touchpad controls and a blue LCD readout.10-minute keep cool feature keeps your ice cream or gelato cool after timer has gone off
- 1.5 quart capacity
- Add recipe ingredients to the mixing bowl with the easily removable see-through lid and then watch the mixing process in action.
- Use to add your favorite toppings and mix-ins, like chocolate chips or nuts, without interrupting the freezing cycle.
- Anondized aluminum mixing bowl. No need to pre-chill or freeze the bowl prior to use.
- When the unit is on, the power button is illuminated by a red LED light. The countdown timer can be set from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. The Start/Stop button can be pressed at any point in the Mixing/Cooling cycle to pause the timer and mixing. The same button can be pressed to continue mixing.
Make decadent ice cream, rich creamy gelato and light sorbet that your family will love, all in the comfort of your own home. The easy to use, fully automatic Cuisinart ICE-100 Ice Cream and Gelato Maker features a commercial-style compressor so you can make batch after batch without waiting. Two unique mixing paddles and a 60-minute countdown timer work to ensure your homemade gelato, ice cream or sorbet has the perfect consistency.
The included recipe book features a variety of flavors to create with the Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker. You can also add in your favorite ingredients — be it fresh fruits, chocolate chunks, even brownies — during the mixing process through the see-through lid to make a fabulous frozen treat. Once the timer countdown is complete, the 10-minute Keep Cool cycle begins to keep your ice cream or gelato nice and cool. For optimum consistency, transfer the mixture to an airtight container and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.
Gourmia GSI170 Automatic Ice Cream Maker Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker with Digital Timer, Easy Pour Spout, 3 Pints, with Free Gourmet Recipe Book Included
- QUICK & EASY: Make a fresh batch of home-style delicious ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt in less than a half hour and a fraction of the store price with this sleek, innovative ice-cream maker.
- DIGITAL TIMER: Set & monitor how long your ice cream is churning with easy to use digital timer and LCD display that ensures you get perfect results with every batch without constant monitoring.
- EASY POUR SPOUT: Features an easy pour spout so you can add sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts and sprinkles or any delicacy of your choice. No need to worry about unhealthy additives or preservatives!
- RECIPE BOOK INCLUDED: Let your imagination run wild and make your own delicious frozen creations, for any ideas feel free to use our cookbook that is packed with recipes in a variety of flavors.
- UL LISTED: We, at Gourmia, take the quality of our products very seriously. We are UL certified so you can be confident that you’re receiving nothing but safe, efficient and high quality appliances.
Create the most decadent, creamy, homestyle ice cream in less than 30 minutes. Experiment with new and different flavors, or stick to the classics – you can’t go wrong with homemade ice cream!
Create the most refreshing sorbet in no time at all. You will be amazed how easy it is to turn summer’s freshest fruits into the most delicious tasting sorbet you’ve ever eaten.
Trying to eat a little lighter but don’t want to sacrifice the creamy, delicious taste of ice cream? Look no further! The Sweet Scoop Ice Cream Maker from Gourmia can help you create the most decadent tasting frozen yogurt, without the guilt!
Are you a fan of premium grade ice creams and frozen desserts? The Sweet Scoop Ice Cream Maker from Gourmia makes it easier than ever. With the built in timer and automated LCD screen to select your setting, preparing homemade ice cream is no longer a messy and complicated feet. The 15 quart bowl simultaneously churns and freezes to save time, and ensures perfect smoothness. Get the ice cream parlor vibe on and whip up a batch of your favorite ice cream combination. It’s sure to be a great hit!
Ariete – DeLonghi Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker with Built-in Compressor, LCD Digital Display, 2.1 Quart
- ★ NEW & INNOVATIVE MODERN DESIGN – Ariete DeLonghi 2.1 Quart Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker is an all-new innovative ice cream machine that features the use of a built-in cooling system that allows you to blend your own ice cream and other frozen treats anytime you want without the use of a separate bowl and without taking up extra space in your freezer.
- ★ 3 MODES THAT CAN ACHIEVE THE TEXTURE AND TASTE YOU WANT – 1, Cooling mode: if you just want your drink to chill without mixing – 2, Mixing mode: which you can use if you’re adding your favorite chocolate chips or nuts in your dessert. And of course, 3, the ice cream mode: which by mixing and cooling simultaneously, you can make your favorite ice cream, Sorbet, and Yogurt.
- ★ LCD DIGITAL DISPLAY – One of the most useful features of this reliable ice cream maker is its LCD Digital Display. Although it is commonly used to provide a visual display of the actual time spent in making ice creams and frozen treats, it may also be used to guide the user in the actual usage and operation of the device with an electronic timer and temperature display.
- ★ EASY TO OPERATE AND USE – This best seller upright Ice Cream Maker is very user friendly for any adults and teens. To use, you simply combine all the recipe ingredients in the machine, press a few buttons (shown in the included instructions Manuel) and wait a few minutes. After that, you get to enjoy a tasty and refreshing treat in the convenience of your own home!
- ★ DURABLE QAUILTY CONSTRUCTION WITH EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE – Made from high quality materials from the stainless-steel to the heavy-duty motor, we are confident that this ice cream maker will last a long time. But if in case you got it with some issues, please contact our friendly customer service representatives and we will help you immediately. We want to make sure that you get the best product from us!
This multipurpose machine features several unique paddles that work wonders in aerating the ingredients together to be able to create a smooth and rich-textured frozen treat in less than 40 minutes.
Use the paddles as per instructions to perfectly blend creamy and smooth gelato and sorbet.
Making your own frozen treat at the comforts of your home is not just convenient. It is also a relaxing way to enjoy a cold and tasty treat. Technically, you get to choose what ingredients can go into the Machine. So you can customize your own recipe based on your personal dietary restrictions.
Our professional ice-cream maker offers premium features not found in budget ice cream makers.
With its state-of-the-art technology, A built-in powerful compressor freezer allows for continuous use without the inconvenience of having to pre-freeze the mixing bowl.
Not only is it so much easier, it also tastes a whole lot better.
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Homemade ice cream just tastes better than buying it in the store; that is why buying a top rated ice cream make is an absolute must.
But, isn’t it about more than even the taste of great ice cream out of a top rated ice cream maker, isn’t is also about the joy and excitement of making the ice cream. Sitting around waiting it to be finished. Letting the anticipation build as you anxious wait. Of course, how long you have to wait depends a great deal on which best rated ice cream maker you buy.