The ten best ice cream makers
DE LONGHI: Another machine with a full refrigeration system, this creates ice cream within 15-30 minutes and there's a recipe book included. Its parts are dishwasher safe. £249.99, sainsburys.co.uk
LAKELAND: Freeze the bowl, then pop it into the machine and recreate your favourite flavours. Great for beginners, this machine works in just 20 minutes. £39.99, lakeland.co.uk
CUISINART: The Ice Cream Professional is fully automatic and creates gourmet-quality treats. The open window means you can add fruit, chocolate chips or anything else you fancy during the 35-60 minute cycle. £280, houseoffraser.co.uk
KITCHENAID: This piece of kit is an attachment for the Artisan mixer, one of the best-loved pieces of kitchen equipment by top chefs. The double walls of the freeze bowl allow you to make up to 1.9l of softconsistency ice cream or sorbet. £496 (or £77 if you already have the mixer), hartsofstur.com
RACHEL ALLEN: The viewing window on this model means you can watch your creations come together in the quick-freeze, family-sized bowl. There's two jelly moulds included so you can create that old favourite, jelly and ice cream. £39.99, firebox.com
GAGGIA: Built by one of Italy's most famous espresso machine makers, the Gelatiera has a built-in freezer, two removable bowls and only three buttons, so it?s simple to use and makes Italian-style gelato in minutes. £275, homewares.co.uk
KENWOOD: The IM200's non-stick freezer bowl needs to chill for 24 hours before use, so save a spot in the freezer. Simple to use, it gives you all the scope you need to experiment with new flavours, which are ready in 30 minutes. £34.99, currys.co.uk
JOHN LEWIS: A generous 1.5l bowl, coupled with an automatic mixing arm and heavy-duty motor, make whipping up ice creams, frozen yoghurts, sorbets and ice drinks an absolute breeze. £39.95, johnlewis.com
VITAMIX: This is a blender, but it makes ice cream too. Simply fill with one part liquid - cream, milk or juice - and three parts frozen elements like frozen fruits or chocolate chips and in an incredible 30 seconds, you have ice cream. £439, harrods.com
MAGIMIX: The Gelato Chef 2200 has its own freezer, so it doesn't need pre-freezing. Just choose your recipe, switch on, pour in your ingredients and have your spoon at the ready 20 minutes later. £285, comet.co.uk
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