Summer is upon us, and long, sweltering days often mean chronic cravings for frozen treats. If you find yourself stuck ordering nightly ice cream from food delivery apps, and you want to be able to replicate that sweet treat you crave at home, it might be time to invest in a device or kit that makes delicious frozen snacks.
There are tons of different types and models of ice cream maker available, so how do you find the machine that will make the ice cream or other frozen treats most worthy of screaming? It depends on the features you want – automatic self-freezing ice cream machines require no prep, while less expensive machines require you to freeze a bowl in the freezer overnight before making homemade ice cream. A fruit ice cream machine makes dairy-free treats like ice cream, a great option for vegans. Try a pack of uniquely shaped popsicle molds to make something fresh and simply delicious with relative ease. No matter what your ice cream wants or needs are, there is a frozen dessert maker that is perfect for you.
Here are 11 of the top-rated ice cream makers and other frozen candy machines on Amazon right now.
This Elite Gourmet Pine Cube Style Electric Ice Cream Maker looks like an old-fashioned ice cream maker, but doesn’t require the old-fashioned elbow. In less than 40 minutes, you can have up to 4 liters of homemade ice cream by adding ice and salt, then plugging in the appliance to make the whole shake.
This Hawaiian Shaved Ice Snow Cone Machine is great for the whole family. All you’ll need is ice and some snow cone syrup to get the party started. With a safety feature that prevents the machine from operating when the lid is closed to protect any user from the adjustable steel blade, parents can allow children to safely make their own snow cones. This device can also be used to make slushies and iced cocktails, ensuring fun for all ages. This compact machine will look good on any counter, but can also be easily disassembled for storage in a cabinet.
The Slush and Shake Maker can make slushies, shakes, shakes, and even frozen cocktails in just seven minutes. Simply keep the inner core of the cup frozen for at least eight hours before using, pour in the liquid ingredients, mix with the included spoon, and watch your drink transform before your eyes. When you’re ready to serve, you can drink straight from the blender glass. The slushie and blender will not freeze diet or sugar-free beverages, so if you’re looking for a more health-conscious option, it may not be right for you.
Looking to make a refreshing summer treat that’s vegan friendly and healthier than most? This Yonanas Fruit Ice Cream Machine turns frozen fruit into a dessert-worthy snack in seconds. Just insert your favorite fruits into the chute and make a tasty sherbet with ease. Even cleaning is relatively simple – the chute, plunger, and blade are dishwasher safe on the top rack.
This soft shell ice cream scoop from YayLabs is designed to make dessert a fun activity for the whole family, in more ways than one. Add cream, sugar, and flavorings at one end and ice and rock salt at the other, and then start tossing the ball. After about 25 minutes of play, the soft shell ball produces about a pint of ice cream. Easy to clean and transport, this BPA-free, dishwasher-safe ball can go virtually anywhere you can bring the necessary ingredients; It is a fun addition to a picnic or beach day.
You don’t necessarily need a whole new device to make ice cream at home if you have a KitchenAid stand mixer. This ice cream maker accessory produces up to 2 quarts of ice cream and other frozen desserts in less than 30 minutes. All parts of the accessory except the freezer bowl are dishwasher safe for minimal cleanup time.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and buy a new kitchen appliance to make candy, the Cuisinart ICE21R Ice Cream Maker is a great option. With a double insulated freezer container, this ice cream maker can make up to 1.5 quarts of ice cream in less than 25 minutes, without the need for ice. The large ingredient spout with easy-to-close lid gives you the ability to add additional ingredients to your homemade ice cream as you go.
This reusable popsicle maker kit comes with 10 popsicle molds, reusable sticks, a cleaning brush, a funnel, and a recipe book. The molds are made with food grade silicone, BPA-free, non-stick, and dishwasher safe, so you can enjoy a stress-free popsicle-making, eating, and cleaning experience. The kit can make up to ten popsicles at a time for you and your friends and family to enjoy.
With this Dino Ice Pop Mold Set from Tovolo, you can revive the dinosaurs in your own freezer. These flexible silicone molds come in a set of four unique shapes, and the reusable sticks are designed like fossils for even more delicious, dinosaur-themed fun.
Want a machine that can satisfy sudden late night ice cream cravings? Whynter’s ICM-200LS Automatic Refrigerator does just that. With a built-in compressor freezer, you can use this ice cream maker without having to do any pre-planning or pre-freezing, and then quickly make additional batches as well. This 2.1 quart capacity stainless steel machine also has a removable mixing bowl and blade, so cleanup is a breeze.
Take homemade ice cream to the next level with this ice cream sandwich maker from Chef’n Sweet. Simply bake the cookie or brownie dough in the provided silicone mold, spread your delicious homemade ice cream with the spatula tool, and freeze. This kit makes four sandwiches at a time and is made with a silicone sleeve for easy cleaning.