Cool off with a Best Buy ice cream makerBeat the heat with tasty homemade treats

27 July 2010

Ice cream

Unlimited ice cream options are at your fingertips with an ice cream maker

Ditch expensive shop bought ice creams and make your own tempting frozen treats with a Best Buy ice cream maker this summer.

Our latest ice cream maker test results are in and three new ice cream makers have been awarded Best Buys. 

To find out which machines will be the cherry on top of your sundae, check out our ice cream makers reviews now. 

Endless dessert options

Which? lab experts have made over 130 batches of ice cream to assess how well ice cream makers work. 

The best ice cream makers churn quality ice cream that's evenly mixed and frozen, with well-distributed additional ingredients.

Which? ice cream maker expert Lisa Galliers says: 'A world of dessert options are possible with an ice cream maker - and it's not just ice cream that you can make. Low fat frozen yoghurt or sorbet can be whipped up easily, too. 

'If you need inspiration, we've put some of our favourite recipes in our ice cream maker FAQs section.'

Cuisinart Duo ice cream maker

We've tested the latest models from Cuisinart, including its innovative Duo machine that can make two different flavours at once, plus models from Lakeland, ProLectrix and celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo. 

We've also got full reviews for an additional nine ice cream makers online, including models from Gaggia, Magimix, Kenwood and Philips. 

The new John Lewis ice cream maker, ICE20JLU, was released too late for us to include our full lab test, but that's not stopped us trying it out. See what we thought of this £35 ice cream maker in our First Look John Lewis ice cream maker review. 

How to make ice cream

If you're tempted to try making homemade ice cream but aren't quite sure how, head straight to our ice cream makers review where you can find information and tips on how to make ice cream, recipes and how to make the most of seasonal fruits on our 'Making ice cream' page.  

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