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.
Buy the Andrew James Ice Cream Maker on amazon.
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.
Buy the Cuisinart ICE30 Ice Cream Maker on amazon.
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.
Buy the VonShef Ice Cream Maker on amazon.
4. Kenwood IM200 Ice Cream Maker
The Kenwood IM200 Ice cream maker is slightly smaller in capacity than the others here having only a 1.1 litre ice cream bowl. So it is great for couples and small families but would struggle to serve a party or large family.
The Kenwood can also make sorbets and frozen yogurt and allows you to add ingredients through the funnel as it is churning. All parts are removable for easy cleaning, and extra ice cream can be stored in the bowl in the freezer for later use.
Buy the Kenwood IM200 Ice Cream Maker on amazon.
5. Savisto Ice Cream Maker
The Savisto Ice Cream Maker has a 1.5 litre capacity and the latest digital technology which allows you to set a timer for when the ice cream will finish churning so you don’t need to stand and wait.
The Savisto Ice Cream Maker will make ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt in only 20-30 minutes and comes with a 133 page recipe book of ideas for frozen desserts. Add any extra ingredients you require through the extra large funnel during churning for delicious home made ice cream of your choice. With the handy digital display you can see how long the ice cream has left and the machine will turn itself off saving power once it is complete.
The bowl is easily detachable for cleaning and the Savisto comes with a standard two year warranty.
Buy the Savisto Ice Cream Maker on amazon.
Choose any of the above ice cream makers for your kitchen and you will be pleased with the results.