Ice cream is probably one of my favorite treats. If it’s the same for you, stick with me. Whether you enjoy making it or eating it, here are my recommendations for gifts for ice cream lovers as well as gear for making, storing, serving, and eating ice cream.
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Ice Cream Makers
Depending on how frequently you make ice cream and on how much ice cream you want to make, here are some ice cream makers (and other frozen treat makers) for you to consider.
Nostalgia ICMP400WD Electric Wood Bucket Ice Cream Maker, 4-Quart
This "old-school" churn can make up to a gallon of ice cream.
Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
This is the model I own. I have 2 actually. It'll make up to half a gallon of ice cream or gelato.
Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
If you are serious about making ice cream in quantity, this compressor model makes 1 1/2 quarts at a time, but you don't have to freeze a cylinder or have to deal with ice and rock salt like you do with the other two.
Having a compressor model streamlines the process so you can make more batches in one day.
Ice Cream Storage Options
Once you make your ice cream, you need a place to store it. You can put it in pretty much any freezer-safe container, but if you make a lot of ice cream, there are some containers made specifically for ice cream you might want to check out.
SUMO Ice Cream Containers
The double-wall construction keeps the ice cream from getting rock hard, and the long, narrow shape make these containers perfect for stacking and scooping. I have two of these guys.