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The Best Ice Cream Makers

Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a good one.

By Published July 1, 2016

What You Need To Know

A good electric ice cream maker makes it easy to produce customized ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet at home. The machines come in two main styles: canister-style and self-refrigerating. The former has a removable coolant-lined canister that must be frozen before use. Self-refrigerating machines are generally much pricier, with built-in compressors that chill the canisters so the...