Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Elite Gourmet Ice Cream Machines

1. Elite Gourmet EIM-308L 4 Qt. Electric Motorized Maker Ice & Rock Salt, 4Qt. Freezing Canister, Cream...

User Ratings: 77 6

Elite Gourmet EIM-308L First Impressions

"Amazing Ice Cream maker!"

To that, I add the simple syrup or apple juice. The flapper works well and it is all easy to clean. Let it churn more air as the machine runs, 3. Made a rocky road with walnuts from the back of the cupboard, we could tell. My wife and kids LOVE the recipes we've tried. There is a paddle and a drum, aka the freezer bowl. Let it churn more air as the machine runs, 3.

  • Elite Gourmet EIM-308L 4 Qt. Electric Motorized Maker Ice & Rock Salt, 4Qt. Freezing Canister, Creamy Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, or Sorbet, Recipe Booklet, 4 Quart, Mint
  • Makes 4 quarts of cold and creamy ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, or sorbet with Galvanized metal bucket.
  • Easy to operate and clean.
  • Great for barbeques, family parties and picnics.
  • Heavy duty aluminum freezing Canister.
  • Powerful electric motor-driven paddle to whip creamy consistency, makes fresh ice cream in just 40 minutes.
  • Manufacture: Maxi-Matic
  • Item Weight: 7.73 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 12.2 x 15.35 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIM-308L
  • Ice Cream Quality
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Elite Gourmet EIM-308L Final Thoughts

"Perfect for my family."

Its going to be difficult to freeze and unit as one texture. This is essential that the bowl be frozen through with no sloshing sound. Some users have complained the Lid doesn't stay on the ICE-70. The faster speed supposedly aerates the ice cream better for a better consistency. Freezing the ingredients to a slushy texture helps a lot. I don't know what is wrong with it. I highly recommend this ice cream maker.

Overall Score
4.5


(697 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Elite Gourmet Ice Cream Machines

2. Maxi-Matic, Automatic Easy Homemade Electric Maker, Ingredient Chute, On/Off Switch, No Salt Needed,...

User Ratings: 59 11

Elite Gourmet EIM-1400R First Impressions

"It was gross."

Let it churn more air as the machine runs, 3. I don't recommend going more than 30min! And You MUST WASH THE FREEZER BOWL BY HAND. My machine arrived in perfect condition and sooner than expected. There is a paddle and a drum, aka the freezer bowl. Admittedly, the design is probably better and more secure on the ICE-30. I've had this ice cream maker for about 6 years.

  • Maxi-Matic, Automatic Easy Homemade Electric Maker, Ingredient Chute, On/Off Switch, No Salt Needed, Creamy Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, or Sorbet, 1.5 Quart, Red
  • Simple Freezing Bowl: The Mr. Freeze automatic ice cream maker comes with a convenient freezable bowl that allows you to quickly make ice cream directly in the unit.
  • Easy Operation: Easily turn on the unit to churn your ice cream recipe with a simple control panel. No chemicals, alcohol or salt needed.
  • Perfect Serving Size: The 1.5 Quart capacity provides just the perfect amount of servings for family and friends.
  • Quick & Easy to Use: The ice cream and dessert maker is simple to use. Simply freeze the bowl overnight, then add the ingredient mixture into the machine, push a button and you'll have a tasty dessert in a short time.
  • Includes Recipes:  Prepare homemade frozen yogurt, gelato, ice cream or sorbet from a variety of recipes included with your purchase.
  • Manufacture: Maxi-Matic
  • Item Weight: 5.95 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIM-1400R
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Elite Gourmet EIM-1400R Final Thoughts

"We love it!"

Today I went to make another batch of ice cream and now the lid will not lock down. The machines' lifespan may not be very long if its already making noise. It's very easy to use, to clean, and to store. Loved not having to buy ice, rock salt, etc. Comments-- that's true, but that's how this machine works. I tried for 15 minutes and the lid will just not lock on so I can't make ice cream. I will update this review after I have talked to them.

Overall Score
4.1


(542 Points)

3. Maxi-Matic, Automatic Easy Homemade Electric Maker, Ingredient Chute, On/Off Switch, No Salt Needed,...

User Ratings: 59 11

Elite Gourmet EIM-1400R First Impressions

"It's just that easy."

Have made 2 batches and the 1st turned out perfect, the 2nd was not as frozen. Start the machine running and add the fruity yogurt slush. Made a rocky road with walnuts from the back of the cupboard, we could tell. Definitely worth the price and I would definitely recommend it. First the bowl is not dishwasher safe. Still has good flavor after being frozen. And You MUST WASH THE FREEZER BOWL BY HAND.

  • Maxi-Matic, Automatic Easy Homemade Electric Maker, Ingredient Chute, On/Off Switch, No Salt Needed, Creamy Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, or Sorbet, 1.5 Quart, Red
  • Simple Freezing Bowl: The Mr. Freeze automatic ice cream maker comes with a convenient freezable bowl that allows you to quickly make ice cream directly in the unit.
  • Easy Operation: Easily turn on the unit to churn your ice cream recipe with a simple control panel. No chemicals, alcohol or salt needed.
  • Perfect Serving Size: The 1.5 Quart capacity provides just the perfect amount of servings for family and friends.
  • Quick & Easy to Use: The ice cream and dessert maker is simple to use. Simply freeze the bowl overnight, then add the ingredient mixture into the machine, push a button and you'll have a tasty dessert in a short time.
  • Includes Recipes:  Prepare homemade frozen yogurt, gelato, ice cream or sorbet from a variety of recipes included with your purchase.
  • Manufacture: Maxi-Matic
  • Item Weight: 5.95 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIM-1400R
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  • Value For Money
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Elite Gourmet EIM-1400R Final Thoughts

"Custard Gelato, 3&4."

Definitely worth the price and I would definitely recommend it. Also don't put bits of fruit or nuts into the churning mixture. I read the reviews carefully before selecting this machine. DO NOT scrape it out with metal utensils. It doesn't have a built-in Compressor, a model that does will cost 5-10x the price. I have not had any problems that other people have had with the unit. It gets stashed in the fridge overnight.

Overall Score
4.1


(542 Points)

4. Elite Gourmet EIM-506 6 quart Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Maker with electric motor and hand crank, mapl...

User Ratings: 65 14

Elite Gourmet EIM-506 First Impressions

"No issues."

The flapper works well and it is all easy to clean. Took 35 minutes to make this batch and I modified it and made it low carb. It still works and makes fantastic ice cream. Admittedly, the design is probably better and more secure on the ICE-30. Right now I'm making a mango sorbet from another cookbook. After making about 7 batches of ice cream, I knew I wanted a maker at my own home. So in this case, the problem was caused by me not putting it on a level surface.

  • Elite Gourmet EIM-506 6 quart Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Maker with electric motor and hand crank, maple
  • Makes 6 quarts of cold and creamy ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, or sorbet
  • Hand-crafted solid pine wood bucket is easy to operate and clean
  • Heavy duty aluminum freezing canister which makes fresh ice cream in just 40 minutes
  • Use included classic die-cast hand crank to manually churn to firmer consistency or use powerful electric motor-driven paddle to whip creamy consistency
  • Motor is equipped with over-heat protection
  • OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM – All the nostalgia and joy of making smooth, thick ice cream can be yours again with the Elite Gourmet 6-Quart Old-Fashioned Ice-Cream Maker. Including a hand-crafted pine wood tub and featuring an easy-to-use system, it’s great for barbeques, family parties, picnics, and more!
  • EASY ELECTRIC / MANUAL OPERATION – To use the ice cream maker, first mix your ingredients and assemble the working parts (motor, die-cast hand crank, stabilizing ring, freezing canister and lid, and mixing spatula). Then add ice and rock to the solid pine bucket and turn on the 3500rpm high torque motor. For firmer ice cream, use the hand crank the old fashioned way after removing the motor.
  • Manufacture: Elite Gourmet
  • Item Weight: 16 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 13.25 x 13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIM-506
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Elite Gourmet EIM-506 Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

Did I get the warranty for 2 years, sure I did. One-half cup of this is quite filling, since there is no air whipped in. So in this case, the problem was caused by me not putting it on a level surface. I did that and it was way easier to read. You could burn out the motor that way. The recipe in the owners manual for vanilla ice cream is HEAVEN. If you want that, then pay 5x+ the price for a different type of machine.

Overall Score
4.1


(481 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Elite Gourmet Ice Cream Machines

5. Elite Gourmet EIM-502 Old Fashioned 4 Quart Vintage Appalachian Wood Bucket Electric Maker Machine, ...

User Ratings: 72 2

Elite Gourmet EIM-502 First Impressions

"Nice large capacity."

It doesn't have a built-in Compressor, a model that does will cost 5-10x the price. He offered to send me a new lid; as it turned out I did not need it. The recipe in the owners manual for vanilla ice cream is HEAVEN. I will call Cuisinart Service Center tomorrow and see if they can help. Do not scratch the interior, it will cause problems later. After making about 7 batches of ice cream, I knew I wanted a maker at my own home. Mom doesn't like the Non Dairy offerings in the store.

  • Elite Gourmet EIM-502 Old Fashioned 4 Quart Vintage Appalachian Wood Bucket Electric Maker Machine, Bonus Classic Die-Cast Hand Crank, Uses Rock Salt Churns Ice Cream in Minutes, Pine
  • Makes 4 quarts of cold and creamy ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, or sorbet
  • Hand-crafted solid pine wood bucket is easy to operate and clean
  • Heavy duty aluminum freezing canister which makes fresh ice cream in just 40 minutes
  • Use included classic die-cast hand crank to manually churn to firmer consistency or use powerful electric motor-driven paddle to whip creamy consistency
  • Motor is equipped with over-heat protection
  • Makes 4 quarts of cold and creamy ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, or sorbet
  • Hand-crafted solid pine wood bucket
  • Manufacture: Elite Gourmet
  • Item Weight: 10 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 18.5 x 13.4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIM-502
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Elite Gourmet EIM-502 Final Thoughts

"DELICIOUS!"

This machine is about enjoying the creation, not instant gratification. Start the machine running and add the puree slush. Run the ice cream maker until the sorbet is the desired consistency. Let it churn more air as the machine runs, 3. To that, I add the simple syrup or apple juice. There is a paddle and a drum, aka the freezer bowl. In short, this machine works beautifully and its make quality ice cream.

Overall Score
4.5


(215 Points)

6. Elite Gourmet EIC-629 Electric Countertop Snow Cone Hawaiian Shave Ice Machine, Kid-Friendly Party S...

User Ratings: 71 6

Elite Gourmet EIC-629 First Impressions

"Great ice cream maker."

So, after comparing products and reading reviews, I bought this one. Be sure to freeze the container for 24 hours before making any ice cream. The texture is wonderful, and the recipes are for the most part, mix and pour. It doesnt have its own refridgeration unit. I will update this review after I have talked to them. If you want that, then pay 5x+ the price for a different type of machine. This machine is somewhat noisy but so is my dishwasher.

  • Elite Gourmet EIC-629 Electric Countertop Snow Cone Hawaiian Shave Ice Machine, Kid-Friendly Party Summer Treat Maker, Blue, Large, White
  • SUPER FUN & EASY for the entire family to enjoy a Summer Treat with homemade icy snow cone, slush-style beverages, or Hawaiian shave ice.
  • TASTY & COLORFUL TREATS when you pair your snow cones with flavored juices, drinks or syrups.
  • INCLUDES A SNOW CONE HOLDER for personal use or use it for disposable cone cups to make multiple servings.
  • STAINLESS STEEL BLADES easily transform simple standard ice cubes into fluffy, snow-like ice.
  • USE ANY SIZE ICE CUBES in the ice hopper of the machine. Includes a transparent lid with easy-grip handle.
  • ENERGY SAVING 45 watt power motor for crushing and shaving ice. Plus skid-free stabilizing feet to secure the snow cone machine while in operation.
  • Manufacture: Elite Gourmet
  • Item Weight: 3.28 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIC-629
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Elite Gourmet EIC-629 Final Thoughts

"This machine is great."

The machine is easy to use, easy to clean and is well built. It still works and makes fantastic ice cream. All were delicious and it's made very quickly. The texture is wonderful, and the recipes are for the most part, mix and pour. Those are really the only two drawbacks about this particular machine I have noticed. It gets stashed in the fridge overnight. And You MUST WASH THE FREEZER BOWL BY HAND.

Overall Score
4.5


(61 Points)

7. Elite Gourmet EIM402 Old Fashioned 4 Quart Vintage Appalachian Wood Bucket Electric Maker Machine, B...

Elite Gourmet EIM402 First Impressions

"I've used several times."

Each batch of ice cream has been very consistent in texture. This is essential that the bowl be frozen through with no sloshing sound. Mom doesn't like the Non Dairy offerings in the store. To that, I add the simple syrup or apple juice. Sounded like the bearings on the machine were about to go bad. Just the right size for the 2 of us, works well, does the job. Be sure to freeze the container for 24 hours before making any ice cream.

  • Elite Gourmet EIM402 Old Fashioned 4 Quart Vintage Appalachian Wood Bucket Electric Maker Machine, Bonus Classic Die-Cast Hand Crank, Uses Rock Salt Churns Ice Cream in Minutes, Black
  • 4-QUART CAPACITY: Freeze up to 4 Quarts of cold and creamy ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt or sorbet. Perfect for party time, snack time, barbeques, picnics and big events - enough to feed everyone!
  • EASY 3 STEP PROCESS: 1) Mix your favorite ingredients and place in canister, 2) assemble the unit and add ice + rock salt, 3) plug in and turn On.
  • QUICK & EASY TO USE: The ice cream and dessert maker is simple to use. Simply add the ingredient mixture into the machine, use the automatic motor or manual hand-crank and you'll have a tasty dessert in a short time just like the old-fashioned way.
  • WHISPER QUIET OPERATION: The electric motor conveniently locks onto the bucket, making sure all parts are interlocked for safe and quiet operation.
  • CLEANUP IS EASY: The aluminum canister allows for easy wiping away of messes, cleanup afterwards is a cinch. Easily store leftover ice cream in your freezer, plus included is a see-thru lid that fits right on top of the ice cream canister. Dishwasher safe canister and lid.
  • RECIPES - Use your own recipes, or follow the recipes included in the manual to get started making delicious and creamy ice cream without unnecessary additives and preservatives of store-bought ice cream.
  • ETL APPROVED 50-watt/120V for home kitchen use. Includes Electric Motor, Wooden bucket with handle, Stabilizing Ring, Freezing canister with indent, canister lid and cap, stirrer, dasher paddle and bonus die-cast hand crank.
  • 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY and US-BASED Customer Support Team lets you buy with confidence. Maxi-Matic has been providing quality products for over 35 years, send us a message or call our Toll-Free number in the instruction manual and a Support Team member will respond within 1 business day.
  • Manufacture: Elite Gourmet
  • Item Weight: 14.47 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EIM402
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Elite Gourmet EIM402 Final Thoughts

"Will I say fair to ok."

Those are really the only two drawbacks about this particular machine I have noticed. It makes ice cream in about 20 minutes. Each batch of ice cream has been very consistent in texture. That being said, it still works perfectly, it's just a little more awkward now. I read the reviews carefully before selecting this machine. Of course it isn't going to make rock-hard ice cream right out of the freezer bowl. He offered to send me a new lid; as it turned out I did not need it.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Cuisinart CIM-60PC Pure Indulgence Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet and Ice Cream Maker, 2 quart, Gre...

User Ratings: 63 6

Cuisinart CIM-60PC First Impressions

"I could not believe it!"

I used the ice cream starter packs from William Sonoma. I highly recommend this Cuisinart ice cream maker. Also don't put bits of fruit or nuts into the churning mixture. You cannot submerge the drum in water. It works very well and easy to use and clean. It gets stashed in the fridge overnight. Also do not put the drum back into the freezer until it thaws completely out.

  • Cuisinart CIM-60PC Pure Indulgence Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet and Ice Cream Maker, 2 quart, Grey and Black
  • Fully automatic frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker
  • Brushed stainless-steel housing; heavy-duty motor
  • Large ingredient spout for easily adding favorite mix-ins
  • Double-insulated 2-quart freezer bowl; instruction book and recipes included
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
  • Manufacture: Cuisinart
  • Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 16 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cuisinart CIM-60PC
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  • Value For Money
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Cuisinart CIM-60PC Final Thoughts

"I will use this weekly."

I will update this review after I have talked to them. Any higher and it will not make ice cream, more of a slush. Mom doesn't like the Non Dairy offerings in the store. Spread the yogurt out thin on a cookie sheet and slip it in the freezer. If you were wanting ice cream after dinner. That being said, it still works perfectly, it's just a little more awkward now. 4- Make sure your bowl is totally frozen before you start, shake it to make sure!

Overall Score
4.3


(137 Points)

9. VEVOR 2200W Commercial Soft Ice Cream Machine 3 Flavors 5.3 to 7.4Gallons per Hour Auto Clean LED Pa...

User Ratings: 36 32

VEVOR Ice Cream Machine First Impressions

"We love it."

I will call Cuisinart Service Center tomorrow and see if they can help. Definitely recommended for anyone who likes homemade ice cream! The flapper works well and it is all easy to clean. So, I am now super happy with this machine. Some users have complained the Lid doesn't stay on the ICE-70. It works very well and easy to use and clean. My family can't thank me enough for all the yummy things coming out of it!

  • VEVOR 2200W Commercial Soft Ice Cream Machine 3 Flavors 5.3 to 7.4Gallons per Hour Auto Clean LED Panel Perfect for Restaurants Snack Bar supermarkets, Sliver
  • 【2*6L large capacity 2+1 flavors our ice cream maker allows you to precise control what goes into your dessert. During the mixing, add your favorite food, whether it's meringue, berries chocolate chips, or fragments of nuts. Ice cream maker designed with 2*6l capacity to meet the daily ice cream needs of the family.
  • 【Constructed of stainless steel body premium air compressor constructed of stainless steel body, looks elegant and delicate, durable, sturdy and easy to clean, high quality air compressor with full copper core, features rapid cooling, Energy saving, low noise.
  • 【Convenient to operate with LED display The production is simple, practical and inexpensive. You can freely modulate according to different tastes. With LED display design, you can control the quantity, hardness and temperature at any time.
  • 【One-click cleaning function when you need to clean the Ice Cream Machine, pour water into the hopper and press the clean button, 3-5 minutes later, press down the handle to discharge the water completely.
  • 【Multi-purpose for your home or commercial USE】This soft Ice Cream Machine is good choice for commercial use or home use, especially for bars, cafes, milk-tea stores, dessert shops, western-style restaurants, fruit juice bars, hotels, bakeries. With 4 shape hats, can be used to make 4 different shapes of ice cream. ☃【Signature service in order to speed up the delivery appointment, please kindly share a good working contact phone number so that they can reach you without delay.
  • ☃❄【Signature service】: in order to speed up the delivery appointment, please kindly share a good working contact phone number so that they can reach you without delay.
  • 1 x Ice Cream Cone Holder
  • 1 x Fastening Nut
  • Manufacture: VEVOR
  • Item Weight: 270 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.7 x 30 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VEVOR Ice Cream Machine
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VEVOR Ice Cream Machine Final Thoughts

"Worked just as stated."

Next we made a raspberry frozen yogurt and it came out PERFECT. Run the ice cream maker until the yogurt is the desired consistency. Rich, creamy, decadent, delicious, and better for you. I will call Cuisinart Service Center tomorrow and see if they can help. It does get a little messy at the end of the cycle, but its super easy to clean. I also tend to find the faster speed makes the ice cream set up quicker. Enter the 2-quart Cuisinart programmable Ice Cream Maker.

Overall Score
3.4


(6 Points)

10. Rival Frozen Delight 4-Quart Ice Cream Maker RED

User Ratings: 62 9

Rival COMIN18JU001500 First Impressions

"Worked just as stated."

After I called Cuisinart, it occurred to me what caused the problem. Did I get the warranty for 2 years, sure I did. Spread the yogurt out thin on a cookie sheet and slip it in the freezer. Put the puree in a plastic bag in the freezer. Be sure to freeze the container for 24 hours before making any ice cream. The recipes tend to be too much volume for this ice cream maker. That being said, it still works perfectly, it's just a little more awkward now.

  • Rival Frozen Delight 4-Quart Ice Cream Maker RED
  • Makes 4 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt or fruity sorbet - Easy to Use
  • Open design allows for easily adding rock salt and ice to the plastic bucket
  • Aluminum mixing canister keeps concoctions cold, creamy and delicious
  • Color Red - Product Dimensions 8.60 x 12.90 x 12.50 IN
  • Add a scoop of fun to anything from neighborhood block parties and backyard barbecues to birthday celebrations and movie nights at home with the kids
  • Manufacture: Rival Products
  • Item Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.6 x 13.1 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rival COMIN18JU001500
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Rival COMIN18JU001500 Final Thoughts

"However, I love them all."

Those are really the only two drawbacks about this particular machine I have noticed. If you were wanting ice cream after dinner. 4- Make sure your bowl is totally frozen before you start, shake it to make sure! As far as durability, it seems well made, but time will tell how it holds up. You could burn out the motor that way. You can eat it immediately after it's made, but better to freeze a bit. This thing works well if you follow directions!

Overall Score
4.1


(32 Points)

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