With summer in full swing, we’ve rounded up the best ice cream makers and best frozen dessert makers to help you stay cool during the heatwave.
Temperatures are soaring, the skies are blue and one-time sun-worshippers have inevitably started complaining that it’s all a bit too much. Summer is here, and most of us are wondering how to make the most of the heat without burning up.
Ice cream makers will definitely help you chill out, and fortunately you can pick one up from just £25. They’ll keep the entire family happy, churning out cold, sweet batches of the creamy stuff that will soothe your parched throat.
If you’re vegan, or merely after a healthier, low-calorie ice cream alternative, we’ve also included a machine that turns frozen fruit into healthy, refreshing desserts that should keep you equally satisfied, without any of the guilt.
The cheap ice cream makers in our round-up are straightforward to use but require you to pre-freeze the mixing bowl, while the more expensive models offer a multitude of features that enable you to make ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen yoghurt and icy drinks.
Browse the list below or click the ‘Next’ arrow above to find the best ice cream maker or frozen dessert maker for you.
Cuisinart Gelato & Ice Cream Professional – A £250 ice cream maker that produces wonderful 1.5l batches of ice cream and gelato
Judge Fro Fru – A £60, child-friendly machine that instantly grinds frozen fruit into healthy, chilled desserts
Sage Smart Scoop – A £350, feature-rich ice cream machine that comes with tips and recipes from Heston Blumenthal
Swan Come Dine With Me Ice Cream & Gelato Maker – A £40 ice cream maker that’s easy to use and produces generous 2l batches
Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200 – A compact, basic ice cream maker that costs an incredibly cheap £25