Whether you’re a beginner or you simply want to benefit from a straightforward and no-fuss machine, you will be glad to learn that the market does offer a wide variety of ice cream machines that are perfect for novice users. Unlike other regular kitchen appliances, ice cream makers can be used for a wide range of frozen treats and drinks. Examples include, but are not limited to, margaritas, slushies, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, sherbet and regular ice cream.
The major advantage with ice cream machines for beginners is that these apparatuses are on the compact side, and consequently far easier to store and use. They can also be very budget-friendly which is perfect if you want to start off with a straightforward apparatus and then invest in a more expensive model once you get the hang of it. Basic ice cream makers don’t require a lot of work or washing up afterwards, which is ideal for users with limited time.
If you’re confused by the sheer amount of models and brand names on the market, here are some of the highest-rated ice cream machines for beginners.
Hamilton Beach 68321Z
The Hamilton Beach 68321Z is a compact and inexpensive machine that only costs between $60 and $70. Along with regular ice cream, machine can easily be used to make gelato, sherbet, frozen custard or even frozen yogurt. Novice users will be glad to learn that the canister does not require to be treated with rock salt before use. The canister is also specially built to prevent condensation and therefore keep your mixture as soft and creamy as possible. Users can also make the most out of the machine’s larger ingredient sprout to add as many additional ingredients as you would like to your mixture.
Yaylabs Ice Cream Maker Beginners Set
Priced between $30 and $40, the Yaylabs Ice Cream Maker Beginners Set is perfect for beginners in the sense that it does not come with a plethora of control buttons. Quite on the contrary, this machine is shaped like a ball and can literally be shaken, tossed or bounced around to churn the mixture. By this token, this handy apparatus can easily be used in barbecues, picnics and camping trips. Iit does require to be treated with rock salt and ice but then again, the machine can be shaken for only 20 minutes to produce super-creamy ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Shaped like a bucket, the Sunbeam FRSBWDBK costs between $70 and $80. Featuring a motorized electric crank, the apparatus can be used to make no less than 4 quarts of frozen custard, frozen yogurt, gelato and regular ice cream in a mere matter of minutes. Its antique looking bucket will easily add a vintage chic charm to your kitchen as a whole. Most beginners only require between half an hour to 45 minutes to make their ice cream. This apparatus requires rock salt and ice treatment and is extremely easy to clean.