Automatic Ice Cream Maker

Automatic Ice Cream Maker
There's nothing fancy here, just one switch to turn it on and off, and a well-insulated base which stays nice and cold and freezes the ice cream perfectly and evenly in just half an hour. Plus, the simple design makes it super easy to clean. Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker, $89.95 at Amazon.com

I make a lot of ice cream here in the SAVEUR Test Kitchen, and every time I test another batch, I turn to our idiot-proof automatic ice cream maker from Cuisinart, which always gets the job done quickly and well. There's nothing fancy here, just one switch to turn it on and off, and a well-insulated base which stays nice and cold and freezes the ice cream perfectly and evenly in just half an hour. Plus, the simple design makes it super easy to clean, important in a kitchen where it gets as much use as it does in ours.

Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker, $89.95 at Amazon.com