I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, right? Great, so since we're all on the same page about the dessert, we should probably figure out a way to get that screaming to stop. This summer,
ice cream lovers everywhere can satisfy this intense craving without stepping food into a freezer aisle. Simply grab your favorite ingredients from chocolate chunks to fresh peaches and start churning up a sweet treat with one of these highly-rated at-home ice cream makers.
find ice cream machines with the highest average customer reviews on Amazon. Every one of these ice cream makers has an average rating of over 4 stars on the retail website, and they range in price. Purchase one of these little machines, and you're stomach and tastebuds will be content all summer, no screaming required. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff — and, while we do receive commission from Amazon, all of the goods linked to on our site are independently selected and supported by our Shopping team.
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Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5-Quart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream Maker 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 7,067 ratings " To be honest one of my best purchases here"
"To be honest, this is one of my best purchases here. Love it and am going to buy two more as gifts for my sister and friend!... Some comments before you buy it: Noisy? Yes, but not to level that bothers me. Small for big family? Maybe! For two of us, we make one bowl every week. You can buy second bowl Easy to use? Yes, using it easy."
ICE-21 1.5-Quart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream Maker, $42.00
Buy Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 1,025 reviews " Best ice cream ever"
"It mixes and freezes. It is not too noisy. Probably the 'worst' part is emptying out the little bucket and getting all the good stuff off the paddle... but what do you expect? This is the 'problem' no matter what type of maker you get. Extracting frozen cream from anything is 'tough.' But, you get to lick your fingers, and the spoon, and whatever else the cream drips onto."
ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker, $217.99
Buy Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 1,176 reviews " We All Scream for Homemade Ice Cream!!!"
"I have had the Cuisinart 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker but was finding recipes to try that were more than it could handle. Enter the 2-quart Cuisinart programmable Ice Cream Maker. What a dream!!! If you are into making homemade ice cream, this machine has your name on it. Easy to operate and clean, and the end product will have you asking why you didn't buy it sooner. I also bought a second freezer container so I can make two different flavors back-to-back."
ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker, $112.99
Buy KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 3,881 reviews "Love this ice cream maker" This ice cream maker is great! Because of milk allergies, we use coconut milk to make ice cream and it works great. I love that we are in control of the ingredients we put in our ice cream and we're saving money making our own non-dairy ice cream!! It's a real treat!!" KitchenAid
KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment, $79.00
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Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 4,546 ratings " Works Great"
"This is my first ice cream maker. I had been looking into getting one for a while and was suckered into getting this one from all of the positive reviews. I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed. The machine is a little noisy, but that's the only drawback that I can really think of. The first ice cream we tried to make was a twist on Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream made from real cherries and dark chocolate chips. The ice cream froze well and was absolutely delicious. Since then, we've also made blueberry cheesecake with a graham cracker twist running through it and a chocolate brownie that didn't last two nights! We usually store the ice cream in a glass loaf pan for easy scooping or in recycled Talenti containers for easy portion control. Either way, it makes fantastic ice cream that you can make as healthy (or unhealthy!) as you want. Overall, it's much cheaper than constantly buying pints of ice cream in the store. Definitely worth the price, and I would definitely recommend it."
ICE-30BC 2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker, $65.98
Buy Whynter ICM-201SB 2.1-Quart Upright Stainless Steel Bowl Ice Cream Maker 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 281 reviews " Very impressed so far!"
"Great machine so far! No problem making a half gallon of chocolate sorbet in about 32 minutes. Machine got down to -15 degrees in less than three minutes."
ICM-201SB 2.1-Quart Upright Ice Cream Maker, $255.21
Buy Nostalgia ICMP600WD Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker With Easy-Carry Handle 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 386 reviews " Makes great ice cream "
"We make a lot of homemade ice cream... When I found this one, I decided to try it. It looks wood but is plastic and doesn't leak. The ice cream doesn't seem to freeze as solid as I like it. I found if I put it in a plastic container and put it in the freezer for about 3 hours and stir it every hour, the ice cream is perfect. It is easier to serve that way anyway instead of out of the ice cream maker."
ICMP600WD Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker, $60.99
Buy DASH DIC700AQ Everyday Popsicle Ice Cream Maker, 1 quart 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 67 reviews " Best homemade ice cream maker "
"Best tool!!! Super easy to use and makes homemade churned ice cream in less than 40 minutes!"
DIC700AQ Everyday Popsicle Ice Cream Maker, 1 quart, $39.99