Why pay for ice cream when you can make your own?
Nothing's sweeter than whipping up your own ice cream, especially with the scorching summer heat. An at-home ice cream maker lets you control the quality of the ingredients, experiment with summer-ready recipes, and quell your sugar craving without having to leave the house — not to mention the awesome experience of creating your own frozen treat! (Bonus points if you use one of these cool ice cream tools.)
And you aren't limited to just ice cream with many of these machines — plenty of them can also make frozen yogurt and sorbet using fruit, and they actually work! Below, you'll find some of our favorite ice cream makers from our Lab tests, along with best-sellers and models from brands we trust. Whether you opt for an electric, manual, or traditional salt-and-ice machine, you'll want to serve homemade sundaes all the time once you see our picks for the best ice cream makers to buy: