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Large Ice Cream Makers

We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cream makers to find out which was best for large batches.

What We Learned

Large ice cream makers can produce a gallon or more in a single batch, handy for large gatherings. We purchased five models ($33.99 to $269.50) that make 4- or 6-quart batches and tested them by churning vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet.

The results were mixed—and generally less impressive than frozen desserts we’ve made in our favorite smaller-capacity ice cream makers. W...

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