Five of the Best Ice Cream Makers

We haven’t had that much of a summer this year but we could still get some warm weather and with it comes ice cream. And what is better than home-made.

Creating your own recipes or sticking to firm favourites like chocolate and vanilla, you’ll need to know which are the best ice cream maker for ease of use, value for money and stylish design. So here we go.

innovative Ice Cream Ball

The innovative Ice Cream Ball is a fun and easy way to make homemade ice cream with no electricity. Just put all your ice cream ingredients in the inner compartment, cram ice and rock salt in the outer one and the rock salt will melt the ice. Then shake by hand for 20 minutes and voilà! Amazing ice cream with little fuss. Buy from www.firebox.com

1.5L capacity double-insulated bowl ice cream maker from johnlewis.com

This ice cream maker has a large opening so you can easily fill it with your ingredients. There’s a generous 1.5L capacity double-insulated bowl – which can be stored in the freezer – with the automatic mixing arm and heavy-duty motor making light work of your mixture. An easy-lock lid brings peace of mind. Available from www.johnlewis.com

 ice cream maker that makes ice cream in as little as 20 minutes from lakeland

This ice cream maker makes ice cream in as little as 20 minutes. Freeze the bowl, then pop it in the machine and add your ingredients… ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts will be churned to silky smooth perfection in next to no time. The 1.6 litre bowl (makes 750ml of ice cream). Power unit has a built-in timer dial. Ingredients can be added during churning. The locking base doubles as a lid. Comes with a scoop. 6 recipes incl. 15W low energy consumption. Visit www.lakeland.co.uk for details.

the Magimix Le Glacier ice cream maker

Using yoghurt or cream, the Magimix Le Glacier ice cream maker gently churns and freezes to produce 0.85 litres (1½ pints) of tasty ice cream in 20 to 30 minutes. It also produces low-calorie sorbets if you feel you have to be virtuous! With an easy-clean, 14cm high stainless steel bowl that needs to be left in a four star freezer for at least ten hours before churning ingredients. Includes comprehensive instruction and recipe book. From www.argos.co.uk

This ice cream maker has an open lid which allows ingredients to be added while in motion for a perfect consistency. It makes delicious ice cream,frozen yoghurt or sorbet. Has a large 2lt freezing bowl for healthy desserts in 20-25 minutes,detachable mixing arm,lid and freezer bowl for easy cleaning and is fully automatic for effortless preparation, just turn the dial and fill the bowl. Available from www.amazon.co.uk