All About Ice Cream Maker Machines
Ice cream maker machines have been a staple of the kitchen for decades. Not only do they help you make delicious homemade ice cream, but they also allow you to get creative and make unique flavours. With a variety of models available, you can choose one that best fits your lifestyle.
First, let’s talk about the different types of ice cream maker machines. There are two main types: manual and electric. Manual machines are the traditional style, where you pour the ingredients into the machine and then crank the handle. Electric machines are newer and more convenient, as you just plug them in and let them do the work for you.
In order to choose the right ice cream maker machine for you, consider your lifestyle and how often you plan to use it. For example, if you’re looking to make ice cream on a regular basis, you may want to invest in an electric machine. These machines are more expensive, but they’re also easier to use and require less effort.
Once you’ve decided on a machine, it’s time to start thinking about the ingredients. Ice cream maker machines typically come with recipes to get you started, but you can also create your own. For a classic vanilla ice cream, you’ll need cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. You can also add in extras like chocolate chips or nuts to create a unique flavour.
When it comes to using your ice cream maker machine, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure to use cold ingredients, as this will help the machine to freeze the ice cream more quickly. Secondly, make sure you follow the machine’s instructions closely, as this will ensure that your ice cream turns out well. Finally, don’t forget to let the ice cream chill in the freezer for a few hours before serving, as this will help it to firm up and become the perfect consistency.
Ice cream maker machines are a great way to make homemade ice cream quickly and easily. With a variety of models to choose from and countless flavours to create, you can explore your creativity and make delicious ice cream in the comfort of your own home.
Take a look at this short video with the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker in action
10 benefits of owning an ice cream making machine for the home
When it comes to buying an ice cream maker machine, the benefits speak for themselves.
1. Make delicious and unique flavours of ice cream from the comfort of your home- With an ice cream making machine, you can make all sorts of unique and delicious ice cream flavours. Whether you prefer fruity, chocolaty, nutty, or any other flavour, you can make it in your very own home.
2. Have the ability to control the ingredients used in your ice cream- This is great for those who are health conscious, as you have complete control over the ingredients that go into your ice cream. You can choose to use sugar substitutes, low-fat dairy, and other healthier ingredients.
3. Create your own signature flavours and have fun experimenting with different combinations- Ice cream making machines come with a variety of accessories that you can use to make all sorts of unique flavours. Have fun experimenting with different combinations and find the perfect flavour that you and your family will love.
4. Make ice cream quickly, without having to wait for it to freeze- With an ice cream making machine, you can make ice cream quickly without having to wait for it to freeze. All you need to do is add your ingredients and the machine will do the rest.
5. Save money on buying store-bought ice cream and other frozen desserts- Ice cream making machines allow you to make your own ice cream at home, which can save you money compared to buying store-bought ice cream and other frozen desserts.
6. Enjoy a fun activity with the family or with friends- Ice cream making is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. It can also be a fun activity to do with friends, as everyone can have a turn at making their own unique flavours.
7. Perfect for summertime, cookouts, and special occasions- Having an ice cream making machine is perfect for summertime, cookouts, and special occasions. It’s a great way to enjoy a tasty treat and have fun with family and friends.
8. Take a break from the everyday routine and have a special treat- Having an ice cream making machine allows you to take a break from the everyday routine and have a special treat. You can make a unique flavour of ice cream that you and your family can enjoy.
9. Make ice cream at the perfect texture and consistency- With an ice cream making machine, you can make ice cream at the perfect texture and consistency. This is great for those who prefer a softer or firmer ice cream.
10. Have an ice cream making machine that is easy to clean and store when not in use- Ice cream making machines are designed to be easy to clean and store when not in use. This makes it convenient for those who don’t want to take up too much space in their kitchen.
Duronic Ice Cream Maker IM540 Machine | Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt | 1.5L Freezing Bowl | Make Delicious Creamy Ice Cream in Your Own Kitchen in 30 Minutes
£29.99 in stock
6 used from £22.99
- DURONIC IM540 ICE CREAM MAKER: Experience the joy of crafting your own ice cream with the Duronic IM540. This user-friendly ice cream maker puts the power of dessert creation in your hands.
- CHILL AND CHURN: To begin, freeze the bowl for 8-24 hours, ensuring it's thoroughly cold. Once ready, simply insert the frozen bowl into the machine, switch it on, and watch the magic unfold. It's a hassle-free way to enjoy homemade ice cream!
- EFFORTLESS CHURNING: Our ice cream machine simplifies the churning process. As the paddle turns, pour your ice cream mixture in steadily. Then, let the machine do the rest, churning your mixture into creamy perfection within 15-30 minutes!
- SWITCH ON BEFORE USE: Please note - you must always switch the machine on BEFORE adding your mixture, otherwise it will freeze solid on impact and could cause the machine to stop working.
- USER-FRIENDLY GUIDANCE: Don't worry about complex instructions. Our ice cream maker includes clear and easy-to-follow directions, making it accessible to users of all levels.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Deluxe, Pre-Freeze Ice Cream, Frozen Yoghurt and Sorbet Maker, Silver, ICE30BCU
£66.95 in stock
3 used from £62.11
- Makes 2L of delicious, homemade ice cream, frozen yoghurt or sorbet in as little as 25 minutes
- Easy to use. Simply pre-freeze the bowl overnight, add ingredients and switch on
- Add extra toppings through the lid during churning such as nuts, chocolate chips, fruit pieces and sauces for a ripple effect
- Removable bowl/lid and paddle for easy cleaning
- Unbeatable taste and flavour, made with fresh ingredients
Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker | Makes Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, Frozen Yoghurt in 40 Minutes | No Need to Pre-Freeze Bowl | Stainless Steel | ICE100BCU
£179.00 in stock
11 used from £138.80
- Makes 1.5L of delicious, homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yoghurt or sorbet in as little as 40 minutes
- Professional compressor system means no need to pre-freeze the bowl and no need to wait between batches
- 2 mixing paddles, one for ice cream and one for gelato to give your recipe the right amount of air for perfect texture
- Easy to use. Simply add ingredients and switch on. Add extra toppings through the lid during churning such as nuts, chocolate chips, fruit pieces and sauces for a ripple effect
- Unbeatable taste and flavour, made with fresh ingredients
Midas Ice Cream Maker | Makes 1.5L Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet & Frozen Yogurt within 30 Min | All Stainless Steel Hypoallergenic | Non-Electric No Moving Parts | Quick Easy Handwash | Dishwasher Safe
- Makes healthy frozen treats in only 20 minutes
- Simply place the Midas in your freezer overnight, once frozen fill with chilled ice cream ingredients and blend for 30 seconds with an electric hand mixer
- Use to quickly chill soups and dips, as an ice bucket or a wine cooler
- Makes at least 1.5 litres before refreezing
- Hypoallergenic, durable stainless steel construction
Sensio Home Ice Cream Maker Machine - Gelato Sorbet Frozen Yoghurt Machine Detachable Mixing Paddle - Easy to Operate - Make Delicious Ice Cream in 20 Minutes (Black)
£29.73 in stock
5 used from £23.49
- WINNER – The Independent Indy Best Buy 2024 winner for best for soft serve ice cream. [DELICIOUS HOMEMADE ICE CREAM IN MINUTES] – Sensio Home Ice Cream Makers can create ice cream, sorbet, gelato and frozen yoghurt in approximately 20 minutes! The refill opening in the lid allows you to add extra toppings and ingredients to create your perfect ice cream mix! Indulge in homemade natural ice cream at a fraction of the cost to store bought alternatives!
- ✔️ [EASY TO OPERATE] – (1) Freeze the bowl for approximately 12 hours, depending on your freezer (2) Mix your ingredients and pre-chill it in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours (3) Put the freezer bowl in the machine and connect the stirrer and lid (4) Start the machine and pour your mixture into the bowl through the flap in the lid. Fresh ice cream ready in approximately 20 minutes! | Bowl Dimensions (for the freezer): H: 14 cm W: 20 cm (diameter)
- ✨ [EASY TO ASSEMBLE AND CLEAN] – With just 4 removable components the set-up process could not be any simpler. With an easy-to-follow instruction manual you will be up and running in minutes. Plus the removable lid, stirrer and freezer bowl makes it an easy clean!
- [BRITISH BRAND] – Sensio Home is a British brand you can trust. We have been selling kitchen appliances since 1946 and all of our products are fully tested as well as holding all relevant quality and safety certifications
- [2 YEAR 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE] – Shop with confidence as the Sensio Home Ice Cream Maker is covered by a 2 year guarantee, proof that we stand behind our products.
Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Maker [NC300UK] 7 Programs, Black/Silver
£199.99 in stock
2 used from £157.99
- SO MUCH MORE THAN ICE CREAM: Create & customise delicious homemade treats with 7 Pre Set Programs for Ice Cream,Gelato, Milkshakes, Sorbet, Smoothie Bowls, Light Ice Cream & Mix-Ins
- FILL, FREEZE, PROCESS, ENJOY: Simply fill a tub with ingredients, pop in the freezer in 24 hours, then process in minutes when you're ready to transform your frozen base into a creamy treat
- YOUR ICE CREAM, YOUR WAY: Make it indulgent, low sugar, dairy free, vegan and more, to suit every taste, and evenly mix in choc chips, sweets & nuts to complete your treats
- 3 DESSERT TUBS: Make up to 1.4L of ice cream; make 3 different flavours at once to please all tastes. Dishwasher safe tubs and removable parts for easy cleaning.
- INCLUDES; Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Maker (UK plug), 3x Tubs & Lids, Creamerizer Paddle, Motor Base, Recipe Guide. Dishwasher-safe removable parts. Weight 6.4kg. Colour: Black/Silver
Klarstein Vanilly Sky Family Icecream Maker - Ice Cream Machine, Frozen Yoghurt, 250W, 2.5 Liters, Without Pre-Cooling, Ice Cream in 5-60 Minutes, Safety Lock Inside Lid, Black
- Please be advised that this device comes with a licensed EU to UK converter plug attached. Therefore, we will open the package and pre-install it for your convenience prior to shipping.
Electric Ice Cream Maker, Frozen Fruit Dessert Machine, Portable Home Use Frozen Yogurt, Timer Function, Easy To Clean for Children,32Cm
- Home DIY Ice Cream Maker : Everyone knows that homemade food taste better than store bought products. With this smart machine, you can make ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt at will within 10 minutes.
- One-touch Operation: The mini frozen dessert maker features easy one button Operation. To make ice cream quickly, the internal container of the ice cream machine is usually placed in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator.The longer it freezes, the better the taste (-18℃ is better)
- Automatic Low Tempurature Storage: Automatic -15 C Low Temperature Storage After Molding,Keeping Fresh And Delicious In 6 hours.
- Fruit Soft Serve Machine: Easily create yummy vegan tasting treats by adding any combination of chocolate, or fruits like over-ripe bananas, berries, or mango to the chute for a smooth "ice-cream" like taste.
- Various Gelato & Great Gift:The Tastes Can Be Matched At Will,And 500ml Can Be Made At One Time For 3-4 Servings.the Iced Dessert Maker Is A Great Present For Your family.
Yonanas 902CR Classic Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Fruit Soft Serve Dessert Maker, BPA Free, Includes 36 Recipes, 200 Watts, Coral
- QUICK AND EASY TO USE - Within minutes, easily turn any frozen fruit into a smooth "ice-cream" or "sorbet" like treat, without additional fats, sugars, or preservatives
- DELICIOUS VERSATILITY - Create your own healthy, vegan, keto, and dairy free treats or use the 36 included recipes to create simple, homemade desserts like pies, parfaits, and sorbets
- EASY TO CLEAN - All removable parts are top rack dishwasher safe and the base easily wipes clean after use
- PERFECT SERVING SIZE - Make a single serving or enough for the whole family
- PEACE OF MIND - Trusted brand for over a decade, 1 year limited defective coverage, and BPA free
COSTWAY Ice Cream Machine, Electric Gelato Maker with 3 Operation Modes, Built-in Compressor, Portable Homemade Frozen Dessert Maker (Black)
- 【3 Operation Modes】There are 3 operation modes to satisfy your needs of making different types of desserts. You can adjust the control knob for mixing only, cooling only and ice cream mode (maximum 40 minutes) as needed. The easy-to-use control panel facilitates homemade dessert making.
- 【Keep Cool Function】To maintain fresh taste and texture of ice cream, the machine will automatically start every 10 minutes and cool for 10 minutes if the ice cream is not eaten or stored in time (cooling time: 1 hour). When it is finished, the machine will shut off automatically after 10 short beeps.
- 【Compressor & Motor Self-Protection】3-min waiting time protects the compressor when switching the operation modes. And you can also unplug the power to restart the machine without waiting. Besides, the motor protection device will shut off automatically ensuring the lasting usage of the motor.
- 【DIY Ice Cream】This countertop ice cream maker allows you to make various delicious frozen desserts. You can create your own unique taste by controlling the intake of ingredients. Add all materials in the frozen bowl and choose one operation mode, waiting to enjoy.
- 【Easy To Clean】Since smooth ABS surface, the daily maintenance is easy to finish with a wet towel. In addition, all non-electric parts are detachable for safe cleaning under water, such as transparent lid, mixing paddles and 1L freezer bowl. And these parts are easy to assemble for reuse.
EMtronics Ice Cream Maker EMIC05L for Homemade Frozen Desserts like Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet and Gelato with 0.5 Litre Freezing Bowl - Pink
1 used from £17.71
- Quick pre-freeze bowl makes preperations simple
- Fresh ice cream ready in just 20-40 minutes
- Non stick-coating makes cleaning extremely easy
- Viewing window: Watch your ice cream develop
- 0.5 Litre Ice Cream capacity per batch
Magimix 11680 Gelato Expert | Frozen Dessert Maker with Built In Compressor | 2 x 2 Litre bowls | Makes Ice Cream, Gelato, Granita, Frozen Yoghurt, Sorbets.
£448.00 in stock
3 used from £353.92
- SUPER FAST: Make 100% homemade natural ice cream, sorbet, frozen yoghurt and granitas from just 30 minutes
- EASY TO USE: 3 automatic programmes (Gelato / Ice cream / Granita) and a manual mode for total control
- ULTRA CONVENIENT: Built in freezer unit means no pre-freezing necessary
- USEFUL FEATURES: The paddle stops turning when your ice cream is ready and, thanks to the storage mode, your ice cream remains at the right temperature and holds its consistency for up to 2 hours
- MAKE MORE: With two 2L stainless steel bowls (one fixed, one removable), allowing you to make two batches in a row
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A Brief History Of The Ice Cream Maker
The history of ice cream makers in the UK dates back to the early 1800s, when the first “ice boxes” were introduced. These ice boxes consisted of a large metal container filled with ice and salt water, which would be used to chill a mixture of cream and sugar. This mixture was then placed in a wooden churn and rotated by hand to create the ice cream.
The invention of the electric ice cream maker in the 1920s revolutionised the industry, allowing for the mass production of ice cream. In the 1930s, more modern models began to be produced, with insulated cabinets and enclosed motors to keep the ice cream cold.
In the 1960s, the first domestic ice cream makers were introduced. These enabled people to make their own ice cream at home and revolutionised the industry once again. In the 1970s, the rise of the soft serve ice cream machine also had a huge impact, as it allowed for the production of a range of different ice cream flavours in a shorter amount of time.
Today, ice cream makers are available in a range of sizes and styles, from small domestic machines to large industrial models. They are used in a variety of contexts, from restaurants and cafes to large-scale commercial production. The UK is home to some of the world’s leading ice cream makers, with many companies producing a range of classic and innovative flavours.