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Make Your Own Frozen Dessert with an Electric Ice Cream Maker

Enjoy homemade ice cream in minutes with an electric ice cream maker. Before the invention of these innovative appliances, making ice cream at home required a great deal of churning and plenty of patience. With an ice cream machine, the hard work is done for you.

Choosing an Electric Ice Cream Maker

Williams Sonoma has a wide selection of ice cream makers from brands such as Breville and Cuisinart. Here are some of the features to look for in an electric ice cream machine:

  • Spacious Capacity: When shopping for an ice cream maker, consider how much you'll want to make at one time. Some of the machines have bowls that can hold up to 2 quarts of ice cream and some come with extra bowls so you can make one batch after another.
  • Push-Button Operation: These machines are easy to use. All you have to do is put in the necessary ingredients and in most cases, push a button to start the process. Some of these ice cream makers produce ice cream and/or frozen yogurt in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Dual Function: There are machines that make ice cream and frozen sorbet. They come with two bowls and can make both desserts at the same time, so you can offer your guests two kinds of frozen dessert. There are also machines that make Hawaiian-style shaved ice for an island experience at home.

Ice Cream Starters and Bowls

Williams Sonoma has ice cream starters to go with your ice cream machine. These starters are simply added to the machine, along with heavy cream and half-and-half. They come in a variety of flavors, such as:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Mint Chip
  • Cake Batter

You can purchase each flavor individually or opt for a set containing multiple flavors. In addition to ice cream starters, you may also want to pick up some ice cream bowls. The selection contains bowls in a variety of sizes and styles, crafted from high-quality materials like stoneware and melamine.

Give the Gift of Homemade Ice Cream

An electric ice cream maker is a good gift for birthdays, holidays, housewarming parties and other occasions. Even if you're shopping for someone else, you may want to get an ice cream maker for your kitchen as well. You'll never get bored with the wide range of ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors that you can enjoy with these machines.

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