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Best Ice Cream Makers of 2018

Grab yourself the Perfect Ice Cream Maker This Year

Derrick Zinj

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Overview

If you consider yourself to be a true ice cream fanatic, you’ll likely want to pick up your own ice cream maker. Having your own ice cream maker at home allows you to make unique ice cream flavors while saving a considerable amount of money. Not only is it fun to create your own flavors of ice cream, you have the freedom to put virtually any ingredient you wanted into the ice cream. Furthermore, it’s a smart way to save money.

 

#1: Cuisinart ICE-21

Our Rating: 

The Cuisinart brand is known for providing a lot of quality and service to all the people who use them, and they have given you this in the ICE 21. This is a frozen yogurt machine that will help you make anything you need with a simple recipe, and it will work easily because all you do is freeze the core and then start running the machine when you are ready. You will get great yogurt, and you will do so fast.

What We Liked


Over 4,000 Positive reviews & nearly a perfect rating on Amazon (4/5 out of 5/5)!
Affordable and built with high quality parts/materials
Easy to use and effective

What We Didn't Like


Product lacks adequate customer support
Some reported short-term product life
Hard to clean

#2: Cuisinart ICE-30R

Our Rating: 

You can use this brushed stainless steel device when your ant it to sit on your counter and look pretty during the day. You want people to know that you have this nice machine, and they will be pretty impressed with it when you are using it. You should make sure that you have taken the time to use this machine when you want to make a little treat, and you can do the same when you are making a big dessert that has to include a nice ice cream.

What We Liked


Nearly perfect 5-star rating and over 3,000 reviews
Over 300 product questions answered
Most reviews showcase the ease-of-use and overall high quality

What We Didn't Like


Not the cheapest ice cream maker on the market
Some reports of issues with product quality
Not as easy to clean as other makes/models

 

#3: Cuisinart ICE-70

Our Rating: 

This much larger brushed chrome device will make you feel pretty good about the way that you are trying to make ice cream for all your family or the events that you have coming up. It makes a lot more sense for you to use something like this because you know that it will work well. You will be pretty happy to use something like this because you know that it can always give you very good results, and you can get the device to work no matter what it is that you have to add to your ice creams. You will make something spectacular, and all the people who eat your ice cream will ask how you did it.

What We Liked


Hundreds of great ratings
Designed and built with high quality in mind (parts are designed with high quality materials)
Awesome size, allowing for up to two-quarts of ice cream/ frozen yogurt / gelato to be made in a single use

What We Didn't Like


Expensive
Can be difficult to clean
Product deteriorates over time based on some reviews

 

#4: Hamilton Beach 68330N

Our Rating: 

Hamilton Beach makes their own version of the ice cream maker that is much more simple and easy to understand. You just make sure that you have it frozen and ready to go, and then you will be able to start adding your mixture so that you can get an ice cream that you will be happy with. You have a lot of choices to make when you are trying to make your own ice cream, but one choice you can be sure of it this machine because it will work in all settings no matter what you are doing.

What We Liked


A popular choice for those interested in making ice cream at home
Over 1,700 positive reviews and thorough inspections of the product
Easy to use, clean, and store
Can make a large amount of ice cream (4 quarts)
Super affordable

What We Didn't Like


Built to a lower quality of standard than others
A few reports of a short-term lifespan of this ice cream maker
Some reports of broken upon arrival

 

#5: Cuisinart ICE-45

Our Rating: 

This is a two-quart device that you can freeze and run at any time. You can leave it out on the counter, and you can make it so that you can have any flavor you want. It is so much easier for you to do this because you have this machine. The Cuisinart that you have picked will make you feel pretty good about how you are making your ice cream, and you will make flavors that everyone can love in as much as a two gallon container that you will love.

What We Liked


High-quality, proven product in the ice-cream maker market with over 950 reviews and over 250 product questions answered
Affordable and reliable
Compact size and not too heavy

What We Didn't Like


Doesnt have as high of a rating as others
Some had issues with assembly and/or broken upon arrival
Can only make 2 quarts of ice cream upon a single use