The Best Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Frozen Yogurt Makers


We’ve got a line up of the best ice cream makers you can buy. We’ve searched high and low and sifted through various features from ice cream makers that just make ice cream to ones that also include frozen yogurt and other treats. If you want ice cream that you design from the ground up, these ice cream makers will help you get the job done. We like a very rich thick chocolate ice cream, and we also like to know when it’s going to be finished with not a lot of clean up. Check out our picks on the best ice cream makers you can buy.


Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

This fully automatic frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker is a classic. It features brushed stainless-steel housing and a large ingredient spout for easily adding favorite mix-ins. Instruction book and recipes included in case you don’t want think too much on your ice cream feet.


Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

Yonanas instantly turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious and healthy soft-serve treat. The unit instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream. The chute easily accepts berries, sliced mango, or cantaloupe along with frozen banana to incorporate the fruit into a silky-smooth confection.

We’ve never used a Yonanas ice cream treat maker before, but our neighbors have one and seeing it in action makes us want to get one. The treats produced are very smooth and delicious.


Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

You can make frozen desserts and drinks in 20 minutes or less, and the large capacity makes up to 1-1/2-quarts at a time. The easy lock transparent lid with large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free. This one is a bit of an all around ice cream maker like it’s larger cousin above.


Maxi-Matic Elite Gourmet Old Fashioned Pine Bucket Electric/Manual Ice Cream Maker

This classic looking electric ice-cream maker produces up to 6 quarts of homemade ice cream. Time to ice cream is about 45 minutes, and this one makes ice cream only. So if you have any milk allergy people in your family and need sorbet too – this one might not be the best bet.


Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve 1-1/2-Quart Ice-Cream Maker

This fully automatic soft-serve ice-cream maker with double-insulated freezer bowl has 3 built-in condiment dispensers. It produces 1-1/2 quarts of ice-cream in just 20 minutes with no chemicals, salt, or ice required.

We like the easy serve handle, and think making cones of ice cream instead of just bowls will impress the young ones.


Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Ice Cream Maker

This fully automatic 1-1/2-quart frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker has a fully automatic 60-minute timer. It also has an ingredient spout to add your mix-ins. We like the more rugged design of this ice cream maker, and think you’ll like the carry handles for portability.


Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker

This 1-1/2-quart capacity bowl freezes 3 quarts of ice cream or sorbet per hour. Paddles are made of stainless steel for easy cleaning. The Lello is also just really straight forward and from what we’ve read a war horse.

Whichever ice cream maker you pick – make sure you get the one that makes enough and the right range of treats. If you like cones – there’s really only one above that dispenses in that fashion, and if you need more than ice cream – make sure the ice cream maker also does frozen yogurt and sorbet.

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