Top 10 Ice Cream Makers That You Can Buy in 2021

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Everyone loves to have ice-cream. It is something that no one will ever refuse, whether it’s kids or adults. We all have that affection for ice-cream and can’t resist having one. But to grab those favourite ice-creams of yours, you always need to step out of your home and visit those supermarkets or shops. This is something that people usually don’t like. So, why not make your favourite ice cream at home?

Yes, you heard it right. We can make your favourite ice-cream at home and that too without any extra efforts. The only things you need are the ingredients and an Ice-cream maker. Ingredients are the soul and heart of any recipe but to make it perfect and delicious some specific equipment is also required. And in this case, the Ice-Cream maker is that important part that you should possess at your home.

Now the thing that strikes in your mind is where to buy this Ice-Cream maker from and how to check if the one you selected is perfectly fine or not. If this is the question that makes you worry about, then all your worries and confusions will be answered.

I love to cook and have quite an experience in it. I love ice-creams and that’s the reason I have tried various Ice-Cream makers that are available in the market. And searching out for the best product is always a challenge. So, after researching about a lot of products in the offline and the online market, I have made up a list of top 10 Ice-cream makers that are best for our daily use and work perfectly fine.

An average ice cream maker costs around $50. But most ice cream makers in this list will cost between $30 to $40. While the premium one costs more than $200. This top 10 list includes ice-cream makers from brands like Cuisinart, White Mountain, KitchenAid, Yonanas, Hamilton Beach, Chef’n and DASH.

Today, I will tell you certain factors about the Ice-cream makers and the criteria based on which you can decide which product suits your purpose. Here is the list of Ice-cream makers that you can consider for daily use in your kitchen.

S.No.BrandPriceWeightCapacityMaterialFrom Where to Buy
10White Mountain 6-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker$26919.20 lbs6 quartsPine WoodBuy from Amazon
9Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker$39.995 lbs4 quart MetalBuy from Amazon
8Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker$33.394.86 lbs2 servingsPlasticBuy from Amazon
7DASH My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker Machine$28.992.24 lbs1.5 cupsPlasticBuy from Amazon
6Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker $299.9532 lbs1.5 quartsSteelBuy from Amazon
5Yonanas Classic Soft Serve Machine $36.791.40 lbs3-4 cupsPlastic and Stainless SteelBuy from Amazon
4ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve Maker$59.3916.70 lbs1.5 quarts Plastic AluminumBuy from Amazon
3Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker $14013.50 Pounds2 quartsChromeBuy from Amazon
2KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment$69.996 pounds2 quartsPlastic and MetalBuy from Amazon
1ICE-21 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker$69.9510.3 pounds1.5 quartsPolypropyleneBuy from Amazon

Now the table above is just for the important points that we all want in an Ice-cream maker. Scroll down and see the complete reviews of all those products mentioned in the table and know the complete details about every product. This will help you to choose a better product for you.

10. White Mountain 6-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker

White Mountain 6-quart Electric Ice Cream Maker
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Brand Description: The last ice-cream maker we have on the list is from the house of an old brand called White mountain Products. This brand was started in 1872 in New Hampshire. This brand is known for its conventional and affordable Ice-Cream makers and has the best appliances available both online and in many electrical or supermarket stores. 

Why I Recommend this Brand: The Ice-cream maker that this brand develops is also a manual one. This ice cream maker has a twin blades dasher that can revolve both clockwise and anti-clockwise. 

I searched and studied a lot about this product and came to know that it has a strong motor that can run up to 12,000 RPM. This RPM is quite high and will mix up the ingredients easily and without taking much time.

One of the best things that this White Mountain Ice-cream makes has that it is made up of wood. Yes, the outer body and structure is made up of pinewood (as the brand claims) and has a nostalgic appearance. The canister used in this appliance is made up of stainless steel.

You can carry it easily as the weight is not the factor. It weighs around 19.20 lbs and that is enough considering its size and dimensions. This Ice-Cream maker can make up to 6 quarts of ice-cream in about 20-40 minutes. That’s quite a large quantity of ice-cream in such a lesser time. 

You can carry this product with you while going for a family trip or holidays and want to enjoy ice-cream out there. The product is non-automatic and you have to keep a watch while using it. 

My final verdict on this White Mountain 6-Quart Electric ice cream maker goes like if you want to have an ice-cream maker that performs well enough and if you are ready to throw in $269 for an ice-cream maker, then you should go for it. It is a simple machine without any fancy buttons and automatic features. Just plug it and pour in the ingredients.

All you will get is a creamy and soft ice-cream. The quantity is the main advantage. It makes a lot of ice-cream and is suitable for a joint of a big family. So if you are planning to buy it, you can find this ice-cream maker here.

9. Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker

Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker
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On number nine, we have this Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker that looks simple and like a beach bucket.

Brand Description:  One of the biggest and popular American brands known for their kitchen and other electrical appliances. This brand was founded in 1920 in Virginia, U.S. This brand makes almost every single electrical appliance that we use in our daily routine. And one of them includes this Ice-cream maker called Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Capacity ice cream maker.

While studying about this appliance, I searched it online and read all the reviews and comments of the people who bought it. 

And based on those reviews and comments, I have listed this product in our top 10 list. This product is a basic one and lacks all the luxury that we find in a new and advanced ice-cream maker. 

Why I Recommend this Brand: This product uses a single motor that churns about 4 quarts of Ice-cream in less than 40 minutes. The body is made up of metal and the quality of material used is good enough.

This machine comes along with three accessories that include a lid, mixing paddle and a canister. You need to plug it into a socket near you and add the ingredients to it.

One exciting feature it got is that when all the ingredients are mixed well together and the final product is made, it stops churning. The motor stops and the Ice-cream is ready to be served.

My last words on this Ice-cream maker will be that it’s a great appliance if you want to have an ice-cream maker that is portable and easy to use. It is simple to use and doesn’t have those complex operations, which are sometimes confusing. 

This Ice-cream mixer will cost you around $39.99 on Amazon and you can buy it from here. To be very honest, it is a good deal for this price range.

8. Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker

Chef'n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker
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The next Ice-cream maker is a very simple and common one but due to its high popularity and convenience, it is listed on number 8th in our list.

Brand Description: This Ice-cream maker is from the house of a world-class brand called Chef’n. This brand is a subsidiary of Taylor Holdco. This brand has mastery in manufacturing kitchen tools and appliances and has listed more than 300 patents in its career. The ice-cream maker that we will discuss is the best selling product of this brand and that’s why we have included it in our list.

Why I Recommend this Brand: This Sweet Spot Ice-cream maker is a small and compact product that looks more like a dish with some premium looks. This ice-cream maker has nothing special in it and has a cold plate installed in it.

This Ice-cream maker uses no electricity and is a manual one. You just need to freeze the cold plate it has by keeping it inside your freezer and that’s it. Pour in the ice-cream and it will start freezing. And with the help of two spatulas, you can scoop and turn the frozen ice-cream. 

Many parents find it a good product for their kids as it makes them feel happy and keeps them busy. It is a good tool for those who don’t want to invest much but want a product that is not complex and kids proof.

The material used is plastic but the quality seems good. But let me tell you that this Chef’n Sweet Spot ice cream maker is only for small ice-cream batches for a couple of people. Don’t expect a high amount of ice-cream in one go.

Having this product under $33.39 is an affordable price as it doesn’t have any extra and cool features like other ice-cream makers. And if you are planning to take it along with you on tour, I think you would need a refrigerator to freeze it.  

Overall, this Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice-cream maker is just the first step if you want to know how to make a perfect ice-cream at home. And given at this price range, the product is all a little expensive on Amazon but will last longer as it has a good exterior body. So if you want to check this Chef’n Sweet Spot ice cream maker, you can find it here.

7. DASH My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker Machine

DASH My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker Machine
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On number 7, we have this compact and stylish ice-cream maker that is good for any small and quick churning of ice-cream. This product is from the house of Dash, which is a popular brand and is known for its various kitchen and home appliances.

Why I Recommend this Brand: Now, talking about this compact ice-cream maker, this one is something that you will find easy to carry and feels compact. The main USP of this ice-cream maker is its size and handy ergonomics. The weight of this appliance is also very less and can be easily transported anywhere you go.

The other best thing that I liked about this DASH Ice-cream maker after using it for around 8 months is that it got a good motor built and churns the ice-cream well.

After your ice-cream is ready, this ice-cream maker doesn’t let its meltdown. The ice-cream body is designed so that the product inside remains cool for a longer period.

Other features that make it cool are the one-touch start and stop of the motor. The single push-button operates it and starts rotating the motor.

The only drawback that I found was the quantity. It can only make about 2 large cups of ice-cream in a single batch and you have to use it continuously, forgetting more ice-cream out of it. Having this Yonanas Classic Soft Serve Machine can be a great option and you can have it from amazon for just $28.99.

6. Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
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On number 6th we have this Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker, which is from the house of Cuisinart. This machine is fully automatic and makes the perfect ice-cream given at any moment. 

Brand Description: This Ice-cream maker is from a very well known brand Cuisinart. This is an old American brand owned by Conair Corporation and founded in 1971 by Carl Sontheimer. They are a known name in the market for kitchen appliances and they have some exceptional and advanced Ice-cream makers in the world. 

Now talking about this appliance, this is the perfect Ice-cream maker that one can have at their home. No need to worry about the timings and keeping an eye on the timer. Just fill it up with the ingredients and forget it. Once the Ice-cream is ready, it will make a beep sound and will stop the churning.

Why I Recommend this Brand: I have tried it at home as someone gave me this. The machine looks good. If you talk about the appearance and the material used, it beats every other Ice-cream maker in this segment. The machine looks appealing and classy at the same time.

This machine has a powerful motor and when it comes to churning, this machine takes about 20-25 minutes to completely churn your ice-cream. The motor is powerful but makes a little bit of noise, which is normal. 

There are some accessories that you will get along with this Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker. It includes a transparent lid so that you can watch the churning of your frozen treat. The next item you get is the mixin opening to add some chocolate chips or sparkles to your Ice-cream. Then you get a mixing paddle for proper churning of Ice-cream.

This Cuisinart ICE-100 Ice-cream maker was a better deal if it was priced a little lesser. That is why it is on the 6th number in our list. My verdict about this machine is quite simple. If you have a good and a premium ice-cream maker, then this is it. Go for it. It costs around $300 on amazon. But all of this money is worth the device you are getting in return. 

5. Yonanas Classic Soft Serve Machine

Yonanas Classic Soft Serve Machine
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Brand Description: Next appliance on our list is a very stylish and modern Ice-cream maker manufactured by Winston products. The Winston products are an old brand founded in the year 2004 and manufactured various products that included straps, cargo management products, and ball mounts. In 2011 Winston products launched its new brand called Yonanas, which became popular in a less period and is known for its dessert and ice-cream makers.

Why I Recommend this Brand: The product that I am about to discuss is the new Yonanas Classic Soft Serve Machine. The brand was launched in 2011 and till then, people love it. Many people find it convenient and said that it was easy to use. I found it a good product considering the price range it has. 

The motor used is good and churns all your ice-cream perfectly without any complaints but it makes a lot of noise. Yes, the motor is a little bit loud. 

This product takes very little time to make the ice-cream and works fast. There is no wastage of fruits as well. The fruits can be recouped and churned again to make your ice-cream more creamy and thicker. 

The other benefit that you can have while having this machine is that you can clean it easily. No need to apply soap and then rub it with a cloth. Just rinse it underwater and that’s it. 

The only drawback that I have found in this machine is that it leaves a lot of Ice-cream inside it. It’s really hard to get those 1-1.5 scoops of ice-cream out of it because of its design. And talking about looks, it looks premium and has a very attractive look. 

The quality of the material used is also decent enough. You will find it charming and attractive. I would recommend this Yonanas Classic Soft Serve Machine to true lovers of ice-cream who want to have a machine that lasts long and fits in their budget as it only costs $28.99. You can buy it from amazon.

4. ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve Maker

ICE-45-Mix-It-In-Soft-Serve-Maker
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On number 4th, we have a good-looking and pro ice cream maker that will add more beauty to your kitchen or wherever you keep it.

Brand Description: The Ice-cream maker that I am talking about goes by the name of ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve Maker. This Ice-cream maker is from a very well known brand Cuisinart. This is an old American brand owned by Conair Corporation and founded in 1971 by Carl Sontheimer. They are a known name in the market for kitchen appliances and they have some exceptional and advanced Ice-cream makers in the world. 

Now, talking about this ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve Maker, I searched about it online and read many reviews from various people online and by visiting the stores. 

This brand is something that one who loves to have ice-cream almost every day should have at home. No need to spend the extra money and have your favorite ice-cream outside. Instead, add the ingredients and in less than 20 minutes, your whole family can enjoy about 1.5 quarts of ice-cream in a single go.

Why I Recommend this Brand: The best part is the usability. It is easy to use and anyone can operate it easily. You don’t need to scoop out the ice-cream from its bowl. Just press down the handle and you can have your ice cream out in the bowl. 

This device has some other cool features like cone holders, three built-in condiment dispensers and a dispenser handle. The looks are also good and it looks like a professional ice-cream maker that adds to the beauty of your kitchen area. The quality of materials is good and a combination of both plastic and aluminum is used. 

This appliance is easy to clean and doesn’t waste any of your ingredients that get stuck to its walls or at the bottom. 

The drawbacks that I found include its weight. You can’t carry it everywhere as it weighs a little more. It is heavy and has a larger size, which reduces its mobility. The dispenser’s opening and the sprinkles is small, which gets stuck sometimes and takes a lot more time. 

In the end, all I can say is you can buy it if you want to have an appliance that works well and lasts longer. This ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve Maker will cost you $59.39. According to me, this price is also reasonable, keeping in mind all the features it has. So yes, you can go for it. Check this ice cream maker on amazon.

3. Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart-ICE-70-Electronic-Ice-Cream-Maker
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On number 3rd, we have a semi-automatic Ice-cream maker from one of the famous brands Cuisinart. This brand has continuously impressed me with their wide range of ice-cream makers and that too at a very affordable range. 

Brand Description: The appliance I will discuss comes from the brand KitchenAid. This brand is the oldest American brand founded in the year 1919 and manufactures home and kitchen appliances. This brand is owned by the whirlpool group and is known for its ice-cream makers in general.

Why I Recommend this Brand: This machine is a good and quality product from the house of Cuisinart. I am sure after looking at the price tag, you will consider it a little costly. But this is the only reason it is on the number 3rd; otherwise, this was the best amongst all. 

Now, if I talk about the product, you will not feel any problems while using it. The machine is user friendly and easy to operate. This Ice-cream maker will take you around 20-30 minutes to make 2 quarts of Ice-cream in a single go. That’s a good quantity. The motor installed is quite powerful but makes it a little bit noisy when running on high RPM.

Talking about the features, this Cuisinart ICE-70 electronic ice cream maker offers you an LCD screen to see the timings and the speed. They are also offering you 3-speed settings that you can adjust accordingly. The auto stop feature is a cool one. This will shut down your machine automatically once the Ice-cream or dessert is done. 

The overall look of the machine is good and looks premium. The quality of materials used seems of high quality upon touching. The size of the machine is good but the weight is on the heavier side. You may face mobility issues with this machine as carrying it is a task. 

Overall looking at the machine, it seems pretty good and you can go for it. The only thing that makes it a little off is the price that is $140. Yes, it’s a little bit expensive. I will suggest you consider it only if you want a good looking machine that lasts longer and has a premium and attractive look. You can find this ice cream maker here on amazon.

2. KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment

KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment
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On number 3 in our list, we have included an appliance that is one of the best in the segment and can be used for multiple purposes. 

Brand Description: The appliance I will discuss comes from the brand KitchenAid. This brand is the oldest American brand founded in the year 1919 and manufactures home and kitchen appliances. This brand is owned by the whirlpool group and is known for its ice-cream makers in general.

So, I have personally used this KitchenAid Ice-cream maker and this one is a really good product. I have many reasons to say that this product deserves the third place on our list.

Why I Recommend this Brand: The speed by which it makes about 2 quarts of ice-cream is fast, keeping this machine’s size in mind. It only takes 25 minutes to make a batch of 2 quarts of ice-cream. The performance is good and the motor is not that noisy. However, a little bit of noise is a common thing in these ice-cream makers. 

The multiple attachments that are provided along with it make it the best in this segment. This machine includes a freeze bowl, dasher and drives assembly. The best part about this machine is that it has a dish-washer drive assembly and adapter ring. 

The exterior of this KitchenAid ice-cream maker looks premium and has used hard material in manufacturing. The combination of plastic and metal makes it stronger and looks attractive. The weight of this machine is 6 pounds which makes it a plus point. Many different things were not going in favor of this product. The assembly of the attachments can be a hassle for those who are new to this thing. 

You need to make sure that the freeze bowl is cold enough before you start mixing the ice-cream. 

The list of cons is not that long and according to me, if you want a small, powerful and machine that can perform multiple tasks with a lot of attachment, Go for it. It has a perfect price tag of $69.99 and this is a value for money product. So if you want to buy this KitchenAid ice cream maker, you can buy it from amazon.

1. ICE-21 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker

ICE-21 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker
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On number 1st, we have an appliance that is the best in class and has always been the first choice of many customers that look for a good ice-cream maker.

Brand Description: This Ice-cream maker is also from the house of Cuisinart, the brand about which I have discussed above. This brand is known for its world-class ice-cream makers and food processors. They are the leaders in this segment and many brands are trying to match the level of its products that it has.

Why I Recommend this Brand: Now, talking about this ICE-21 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker. This is one of the best that you will find. Nothing can beat this machine. It can make frozen desserts, ice-creams, and drinks in less than 20 minutes by using the latest and efficient mixing paddles. 

This ICE-21 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker has a capacity of over 1.5 quarts and the presence of a double-insulated freezer declines the need for any ice for its churning. The machine is fully automatic and has a large opening from where the ingredients can be added. 

People like me who have used this appliance know that you don’t need to do anything once the ingredients are added. 

The machine is not that heavy only weighs about 10.30 lbs, and is made up of polypropylene, a hard plastic-like material. The machine is not that bigger and can be transported to different places if you want. Mobility is not the issue, thanks to its compact design. 

The price range is one reason why this Ice-cream maker is on number 1 of this list as it has an affordable price of just $69.95. There are no serious drawbacks that need to be mentioned but I have witnessed some people complaining about the faulty switches and motor making a lot of noise. But this issue is found in only some faulty pieces, not in everyone. 

If you want a good, affordable and efficient machine with cool features, don’t think twice and go for it straight. You will love this ICE-21 1.5 Quart ice cream maker and not regret your decision. Check our no. 1 pick on amazon.

So, this was the list of top 10 Ice-cream makers that I think you can have in 2021. I know this task of choosing a product is difficult. But trust me, I have reviewed and studied these products thoroughly and in fact, I have personally used and examined some of them.

So, no need to worry and choose the best Ice-cream maker for this list. They are the best ones that my team has shortlisted by searching and comparing them to the rest of the available products either online or at the stores. I hope you will like this post and am sure this list will help you choose the best appliance for yourself.

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