Your guide to the best ice cream makers
It’s never been easier to settle those pesky ice cream cravings than with our range of the best ice cream makers the UK has to offer. Whether you go for deliciously indulgent ice cream, healthy frozen yoghurt or refreshing sorbet, making your favourite frozen confections is as easy as pie with an electric ice cream maker - and you’ll find plenty in our kitchen electricals department.
Of course, there’s no single best ice cream maker – it all depends on what’s right for you – but we’re pretty certain you’ll be sweet on something in our wide range. From compact devices that make just enough ice cream for a couple of pots to large standalone machines that can churn out a couple of litres, there are gelato options galore, from top brands as well as our own range.
Effortless ice cream
If you’re looking for fully automatic, completely self-contained home-made ice cream makers, your search stops here. We’ve got machines from Cuisinart and Sage that turn out heaping bowlfuls of frozen deliciousness with some super-cool features, too. Cuisinart's Ice Cream and Gelato Maker and Sage’s The Smart Scoop both let you add extra ingredients while they’re churning, and the Sage will even play an ice cream van tune when it’s done - that surely makes it the best ice cream maker ever, right?!
Fro to go
Or you could go for an ice cream maker where you freeze the bowl overnight beforehand, like Cuisinart’s Ice Cream Deluxe with its whopping 2-litre capacity, our smaller Digital Ice Cream Maker or its single-serving Mini cousin. We’ve even got a double-pot ice cream maker that’ll give you a sweet treat in just 30 minutes - the perfect accompaniment for a cosy home cinema night for two. With these ice cream machines, you just add your ingredients to the frozen bowl, pop on the lid and flick the switch to ‘on’, then sit back as they churn your chosen treat.
Mix things up
If kitchen space is at a premium and you don’t want to invest in a separate ice cream maker, you can still whip up your own ice cream creations if you happen to have a KitchenAid stand mixer. That’s right: the baker’s best friend just got a whole lot cooler with the help of a dedicated ice cream maker attachment. It’s really easy to create delicious soft-scoop ice cream, sorbet or frozen desserts with your KitchenAid, simply by switching out the bowl for, erm, another bowl - just make sure that it’s frozen first!
Get the scoop
To enjoy the full experience of having your very own ice cream maker, you’ll want to pick up all the accessories to match, and of course, we’re happy to oblige. We have a whole department dedicated to ice cream and lolly making, where you’ll find pre-made ice cream mixes (salted caramel, anyone?), scrumptious sprinkles, dessert sauces, ice cream scoops and so much more. You’ve found the best ice cream maker; now to make the best ice cream!