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The 10 Best Ice Cream Machines – Guide

Pure luxury at home is to be able to prepare ice cream like from the ice cream parlor. An ice cream maker makes it possible and is already available at relatively low prices. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make and enjoy creamy ice cream within an hour in the summer? In the long run, it also saves you money.

What you should know before buying, you will find in our checklist. Finally, our product recommendations for ice cream machines will help you make the right choice.

Checklist For Ice Machines

Ice cream machine with and without compressor
  • There are two different models to choose from for your home ice cream production. There are machines with and without compressor.
  • An ice cream machine without a compressor works with cooling accumulators, which provide the optimal temperature in the cooling container. These quiet models come in a small format with dimensions of about 20 x 20 x 20 centimeters. A rechargeable battery must pre-cool between eight and 24 hours for the preparation of ice in the double-walled cooling container. The small devices that have space in your refrigerator are available for a price of about 55 euros. However, with an ice cream maker without a compressor, you can only make one type of ice cream at a time. Most of these simple square and round models are designed in silver and black colors.
  • Much more functional are ice machines with compressors, which are ready to use directly. The relatively noisy compressor provides the necessary cold below the freezing point. Due to the integrated compressor, these practical models are heavier and almost twice as large as the machines with a cooling battery. On the other hand, you can make your favorite ice cream several times in a row with a machine with a compressor. With some models, depending on the ice cream recipe, you can enjoy the cold delicacy after only half an hour. Like the small ice cream machines with rechargeable batteries, the models with compressors are mainly designed in matte and shiny silver tones as well as in the color black. The machines, which weigh an average of eleven kilograms, are available for a price of around 150 euros.
Volume And Cleaning
  • The ice machines available for private use, both with and without a compressor, have a volume of between one and three liters.
  • When it comes to cleaning, models that can be conveniently taken apart are a good choice. After use, all parts that have come into contact with the ice should be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Accessories such as storage containers, recipe books and ice cream portioners should be included with the ice cream maker.

We have collected the best and most interesting ice machines.

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The Best Sellers Of Ice Cream Machines

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular ice machines for you.

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Current Offers Of Ice Machines

You can find the best current offers on ice machines in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Cuisinart ICE-45P1 Mix-it-in 1.5-Quart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker, Make Professional Quality Ice Cream, Yogurt, Sorbet and Sherbet from Home, White
Cuisinart ICE-45P1 Mix-it-in 1.5-Quart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker, Make Professional Quality Ice Cream, Yogurt, Sorbet and Sherbet from Home, White
Fully automatic soft-serve ice-cream maker with double-insulated freezer bowl; Produces 1-1/2 quarts of ice-cream in just 20 minutes; no chemicals, salt, or ice required
$185.00 −44%

FAQ About Ice Machines

How much does an ice cream maker cost?

An ice cream maker costs between 50 and 300 euros. Models with compressor are more expensive than models without compressor.

Why ice cream maker with compressor?

The ice cream maker with compressor is ready to use immediately and does not need to be precooled for a long time.

Which ice cream maker?

For example, the Caso Ice Creamer and the Gino Gelati ice cream maker do very well. Here, however, it is unfortunately the case that the best ice machines also cost the most.

How does an ice cream maker work?

In an ice cream maker without a compressor, the container must first be precooled, then the ingredients are added and stirred. The mass is cooled down in the process and loses heat, creating ice.

How long does ice cream take in the ice cream maker?

Depending on the ice cream maker, it takes between 20 and 60 minutes.

What does an ice cream machine do?

An ice cream machine cools the added mixture with the stirring function and allows ice to form.

Who invented the ice cream maker?

Nancy Johnson invented the ice cream machine in 1843.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.