If you love desserts, what better way to enjoy them than eating fresh home made ice cream. These 5 best selling ice cream makers are a great addition to the kitchen, not only that, they make a great gift as many are around the £20-£30 price range. Imagine ice cream with no additives, as much or as little sugar as you want and loads of your own ingredients like fruit, chocolate, and nuts. Fantastic for kids parties, or showing off your home made ice cream skills at your own dinner parties. One thing to note when purchasing an ice cream maker is that the bowl needs to be put in the freezer over night before you make the ice cream, so the bigger the bowl, the bigger the space you need in your freezer.
Here are our top 5 best selling ice cream makers and what makes them good.
1. Andrew James Ice Cream Maker
The Andrew James 1.5 litre Ice Cream Maker was voted ‘Best Buy’ by Which? magazine for 2016, and according to the reviews, this top rated machine does everything right.
In 20-30 minutes you can have fresh ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt ready to serve. With the ‘extra large ingredients funnel’ you can add almost anything you like during mixing to make your own favourite flavours.
The detachable 1.5 litre bowl allows you to make a good quantity of ice cream which can be served straight away at parties or put straight in the freezer to save for later. It is quiet to operate and easy to clean as the lid, paddle and bowl are all detachable. It also comes with a selection of recipes and a two year warranty.
2. Cuisinart ICE30 Ice Cream Maker
The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker is more expensive than the others listed here, but it is still a highly rated ice cream maker. The ice cream bowl holds 2 litres of ice cream which makes it a bigger machine than the others, and it is able to make ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet.
The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker has an open lid that allows you to add extra ingredients such as fruit and nuts easily whilst it is in operation for a much smoother consistency. It will also keep your ice cream frozen for up to ten minutes after mixing is complete. The lid, mixing arm and bowl are all detachable for easy cleaning, and for storing the remaining ice cream in the freezer.
3. VonShef Ice Cream Maker, Sorbet & Frozen Yoghurt Machine
The VonShef Ice Cream Maker has a 1.45 litre ice cream making capacity and comes with two free ice cream cone shaped bowls. It can make delicious ice cream in only 15-25 minutes and can also make sorbet and frozen yogurt.
It is a quiet machine and has a large ingredient funnel for adding your favourite ingredients including fruit, herbs and chocolate. It is easy to clean as the parts are detachable and extra bowls are available to purchase so you can have multiple batches in progress. The VonShef also comes with a two year warranty.
4. Aicok Ice Cream Maker Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Machine
This ice cream maker has a 1.5 litre capacity so it is very comparable to the other ice cream makers on this page, and it also benefits from having a frozen yoghurt and sorbet facility too. Unlike the others it has a black finish which I really like. It does come in white too.
In just 15-20 minutes you too could be enjoying delicious home made ice cream with exactly the right amount of flavours, ingredients and sugar as you wish. At the top is a large viewing window to see how the ice cream is progressing and you can easily add extra ingredients such as chocolate, yogurt, nuts and fruit via the wide mouth without having to lift the lid. For peace of mind it includes a 2 year limited warranty.
Buy the Aicok Ice Cream Maker Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Machine on Amazon UK. *Current price: £31.99
5. Duronic IM540 Ice Cream Machine, Sorbet and Frozen Yoghurt Maker
This Duronic Ice Cream Maker offers you a brilliant way to make fresh ice cream at home without the a huge price tag! Of course, it also makes sorbets and other frozen yoghurt desserts all in a matter of minutes. It is easy to operate and quiet to use.
The Duronic IM525 ice cream maker has a detachable 1.5L quick freeze insulated bowl which you place in the freezer prior to use, rubber feet for stability, all mixing attachments and an extra-large funnel for you to easily add your ingredients. An extra bowl is available to purchase if you which to want to prepare one batch whilst another batch of ice cream is being made.
Choose any of the above ice cream makers for your kitchen and you will be pleased with the results.
*Please note: The prices shown are live prices but they are subject to change at any time.