The Best Ice Cream Makers
Real Simple gave 14 models a spin and gave top ratings to these 3.
Best Overall Ice Cream Maker
Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, $60
Testers praised this machine’s “no-hassle” approach: Freeze a 1 1/2-quart canister for six hours, pour in the ingredients, and come back in a half hour for “extra-creamy” results. They also liked how easily the machine came apart for cleaning. About 8 inches wide and 11 inches high.
To buy: cuisinart.com.
Once you've found the best model for your kitchen, try out these recipes for homemade ice cream, then see Real Simple's Ice Cream Social Blog for even more ideas and recipes.