Readily available in most online and offline stores, ice cream machines are among the most popular kitchen appliances on the market. Indeed, they can be used to make a variety of frozen sweet treats such as slushies and frozen drinks, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, gelato and the likes. Best of all, they are quite easy to operate, even by beginners. Luckily enough, the market does present a wide variety of machines with different features to suit your requirements and expertise levels. Beginners, for instance, will be glad to learn that they can very easily procure an inexpensive and basic apparatus that can churn individual servings in a mere matter of minutes.
If you’re used to ice cream machines, it’s recommended to go for a more advanced machine. These do not only provide you with a smoother and creamier texture but advanced ice cream makers are also far more versatile and can be used for additional treats. Most of the time, these advanced apparatuses do not require any salt and ice treatment which can be quite messy in the long run. While they can be slightly more expensive than compact machines aimed at beginners, they are certainly worth the cost.
Here are some of the top ice cream makers for experienced users.
With a capacity of 1-1/2 quarts, the Cuisinart ICE-21PKSLT is ideal for more experienced users, especially because of its fully automatic feature. This machine even features an oversized ingredient sprout that allows you to add as many additional ingredients as you want to your ice cream or sorbet. With this machine, you will also benefit from a double insulted freezer bowl, which means that you won’t need to treat the canister with salt and ice during the churning process. It only requires 20 minutes to make your ice cream, frozen drinks and other treats.
With a stainless steel housing, the Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker costs between $300 and $400. Built for more experienced users, this apparatus comes with a unique Motor Protection Function that automatically shuts down to keep both your mixture and machine in top-notch condition. Best of all, the machine even includes a built-in timer which enables you to leave your machine unattended. Both the bow and dasher are entirely removable to facilitate washing up. This apparatus can also be used to make gelato.
MegaLane Machine, Soft Ice Cream Maker, Frozen Yogurt Machine
Ideal for softer-serve desserts, the MegaLane Soft Ice Cream Maker is ideal for more experienced users who want to make frozen custard, ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbets at home. Perfect for both home and commercial use, this particular machine also has an LED digital display system to help you keep track of the amount of ice cream that you make. It even features a low liquid mix level alert designed to keep the mixture from over-freezing. With this apparatus, you can benefit from a swirly dispenser for your ice cream cones.