Ice Cream makers

Okay, I know this question has been asked before, but the latest thread I found regarding ice cream maker recommendations is from three years ago, so maybe some newer models have emerged that folks like? I live in a studio apt (NYC, of course!) and have little counter space. (My KitchenAid stand mixer sits in a box.) What are folks recommending these days for moderately priced, studio-apt.-feasible makers, or should I just keep buying the prepared stuff when it's on sale at Morton Williams and save myself the trouble? TIA!

  • Posted by: barb48
  • July 24, 2017


barb48 July 24, 2017
Amending my question: Which works better, the Cuisinart one or the attachment to the KitchenAid mixer?
Sean R. August 11, 2017
They both use the same tech, churning the ice cream base in an icy bowl. I will say that the KitchenAid mixer attachment has concerning reviews with leaking coolant as a common problem:

If you do go for an ice cream maker, the best thing you can do once it's churned is to freeze the ice cream in a wide, shallow container. Faster freezing yields smaller ice crystals = superior mouthfeel

Or just eat it straight from the churn. That's probably the best route. ;)
Sean R. July 24, 2017
I love my Cuisinart ICE-20. It's several years old and we make oodles of ice cream and sorbet every summer.

I'm making this roasted cherry sorbet soon:

Jeni Britton Bauer's (of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams) kitchen - full of Cuisinarts!
barb48 July 24, 2017
I'm coming over for that cherry sorbet! Thanks!
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