Homemade ice cream is simply the best and it is easier than you thought.
Ice cream is one of the simple pleasures of life and while there are many great ice creams, nothing really beats a homemade ice cream. You can make it exactly the way you want it, when you want it and for a fraction of the price. If you are a big fan of ice cream, an ice cream maker will pay for itself in no time.
Ice cream makers will also make an excellent sorbet or most frozen desserts.
They are really easy to use, much easier than most people expect. That is, provided you have the right equipment. We set out to find the 4 best ice cream makers on the market. After reading hundreds of reviews and tons of customer feedback, here are the 4 that really stood out.
Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker
Cuisinart has a proud history of quality kitchen appliances and accessories. They were one of the pioneers of home ice cream makers and the ICE-70 is a fast, easy to use and dependable choice. It has a one-touch operation and will make up to 2-quarts of ice cream in a mere 20 minutes. It will also make delicious sorbet, frozen yogurt and gelato.
It has a clear LCD screen and control panel giving you a choice of speed and settings. It will shut off automatically and also has a countdown timer. It has a well-designed paddle to speed the process up. The ice cream maker will look great in the kitchen in a smart brushed metal finish.
Making your own tasty ice cream has never been easier. It is designed for ease of use, speed and efficiency. The measuring cup is built in and it features an ingredient spout to make the process mess-free.
It is preset to make perfect ice cream, sorbet, gelato or frozen yogurt or you can adjust them manually if you wish. This is one of the top-selling ice cream makers and customers simply love it.
Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker
If you want the freedom to make ice cream or other frozen treats to your exact preference, the Breville Ice Cream Maker is a solid choice. It has 12 setting options to get the perfect degree of hardness you require. It can make gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt to exactly the way you like them. You can choose to use it on manual or let it do all the work for you. The BCI600XL Smart Scoop makes 1.5 quarts at a time.
It is a bit more expensive than many of the other options but will produce professional quality ice cream and other frozen desserts with ease. The compressor operates as it churns freezing the ice cream on the go. The great benefit of this is that you will not have to freeze any bowls in advance. As soon as one batch is made, it can start on the next one.
If you want delicious hassle-free ice cream with a choice of hardness, this is the one to go for.
Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker
Perhaps the Rolls Royce of ice cream makers, the Lello 4080 is not only an excellent machine but looks the part too. It is Italian designed and made so it not only works exceptionally well but it looks amazing. Constructed from stainless-steel it is sleek and durable. The easy to clean paddle, bowls and housing are all stainless-steel.
The Musso Lussino has a 1.5-quart capacity and like the Breville above, there is no need to freeze bowls in advance. This makes the process easier and you do not have to plan ahead. You can also make batch after batch whenever you want. Every hour it can produce 3 quarts of sorbet of ice cream.
The operation is fully automated and 2 buttons are all that is needed to get going.
If you are not on a tight budget and want professional quality and convenience from a good looking ice cream maker, you can’t go wrong with this option.
Donvier 837450 Manual Ice Cream Maker, 1-Quart
If you want something more affordable the Donvier Manual Ice Cream Maker is excellent value for money. Although manual, it does not require much effort and no ice or salt is required. It makes great ice cream and also makes yogurt, gelato, sorbet and even frozen drinks.
All you need to do is give it a few turns every so often over a 15 to 20 minute period and you are done. The bowl should be frozen for about 7 hours before you start. It is easy to clean and operate. The Dinvier makes 1 quart at a time. You can make authentic homemade ice cream and set it as hard or soft as you like.
Homemade ice cream is easy and fun to make and a lot less expensive than buying it. You can make it whenever you feel the need and experiment with different combinations of ingredients.
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