Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Nostalgia Ice Cream Machines

1. Nostalgia WICM4L Electric Ice Cream Maker Makes 4-Quarts, Frozen Yogurt, Gelato in Minutes, Made fro...

User Ratings: 78 4

Nostalgia WICM4L First Impressions

"I love it!"

Very easy to clean, and very easy to use, and makes just right amount. The texture is wonderful, and the recipes are for the most part, mix and pour. The exterior color might be different. There is a paddle and a drum, aka the freezer bowl. I will update this review after I have talked to them. I used the ice cream starter packs from William Sonoma. Today I went to make another batch of ice cream and now the lid will not lock down.

  • Nostalgia WICM4L Electric Ice Cream Maker Makes 4-Quarts, Frozen Yogurt, Gelato in Minutes, Made from Real, Light Wood
  • 4 quart capacity: great for party time or snack time, This unit makes 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato - enough to feed everyone!
  • NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream kits - try the Vanilla Crème, Chocolate or Strawberry Ice Cream Mixes (ICP825VAN8PK, ICP825CHOC8PK, ICP825STRAW8PK)
  • Cleanup is easy: with a plastic bucket that wipes away messes with ease, cleaning up afterwards is a breeze
  • See-thru lid: to store Leftover ice cream in the freezer, a see-thru lid is included that fits on top of the canister
  • No manual effort needed: a powerful electric motor does all the churning, so no intensive stirring or manual effort is required!
  • Motor lock: the electric motor locks into place, keeping all parts secure
  • Recipes: use your own recipes, or follow the recipes included in the manual to get started making delicious and creamy ice cream
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 8.48 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 16 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia WICM4L
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Nostalgia WICM4L Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

My family can't thank me enough for all the yummy things coming out of it! First the bowl is not dishwasher safe. Some of the older reviews mention the lid raising up or coming off when turning. That being said, it still works perfectly, it's just a little more awkward now. The It Won't Make Ice Cream Immediately, It Makes Soft Serve. Some of the older reviews mention the lid raising up or coming off when turning. If you want that, then pay 5x+ the price for a different type of machine.

Overall Score
4.6


(4218 Points)

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2. Nostalgia Electric Ice Cream Maker With Easy-Carry Handle Makes 4-Quarts In Minutes, Frozen Yogurt, ...

User Ratings: 74 5

Nostalgia PICM4BG First Impressions

"However, I love them all."

I tried for 15 minutes and the lid will just not lock on so I can't make ice cream. Comments-- that's true, but that's how this machine works. Right now I'm making a mango sorbet from another cookbook. Of course it isn't going to make rock-hard ice cream right out of the freezer bowl. Let it churn more air as the machine runs, 3. Run the ice cream maker until the sorbet is the desired consistency. Overall, no regrets buying this product, and I would recommend it.

  • Nostalgia Electric Ice Cream Maker With Easy-Carry Handle Makes 4-Quarts In Minutes, Frozen Yogurt, Gelato – Blue
  • 4 quart capacity: great for party time or snack time, This unit makes 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato - enough to feed everyone!
  • NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream kits - try the Vanilla Crème, Chocolate or Strawberry Ice Cream Mixes (ICP825VAN8PK, ICP825CHOC8PK, ICP825STRAW8PK), or the Premium Ice Cream Starter Kit (ISK3)
  • Cleanup is easy: with a plastic bucket that wipes away messes with ease, cleaning up afterwards is a breeze
  • See-thru lid: to store Leftover ice cream in the freezer, a see-thru lid is included that fits on top of the canister
  • Easy-carry handle: a carrying handle attached to the bucket makes it convenient to move your ice cream wherever it needs to go
  • No manual effort needed: a powerful electric motor does all the churning, so no intensive stirring or manual effort is required!
  • Motor lock: the electric motor locks into place, keeping all parts secure
  • Recipes: use your own recipes, or follow the recipes included in the manual to get started making delicious and creamy ice cream
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia Products
  • Item Weight: 7.33 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 12.25 x 16.25 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia PICM4BG
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Nostalgia PICM4BG Final Thoughts

"I'm very happy with it."

I highly recommend this Cuisinart ice cream maker. Right now I'm making a mango sorbet from another cookbook. In short, this machine works beautifully and its make quality ice cream. This drum is what chills the ice cream. After making about 7 batches of ice cream, I knew I wanted a maker at my own home. Next we made a raspberry frozen yogurt and it came out PERFECT. You could burn out the motor that way.

Overall Score
4.5


(2827 Points)

3. Nostalgia Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker With Easy-Carry Handle, Makes 6-Quarts in Minutes, Frozen ...

User Ratings: 78 5

Nostalgia ICMP600WD First Impressions

"I will use this weekly."

If you want that, then pay 5x+ the price for a different type of machine. The recipes tend to be too much volume for this ice cream maker. It gets stashed in the fridge overnight. Start the machine running and add the fruity yogurt slush. Mom doesn't like the Non Dairy offerings in the store. The recipes tend to be too much volume for this ice cream maker. Just the right size for the 2 of us, works well, does the job.

  • Nostalgia Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker With Easy-Carry Handle, Makes 6-Quarts in Minutes, Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, Made From Real Wood, Brown
  • 6-QUART CAPACITY: Makes up to 6-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
  • NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crème (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Bucket makes it easy to cleanup and wipe away messes
  • SEE-THROUGH LIDS: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
  • POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort
  • MOTOR LOCK: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
  • REAL WOOD CONSTRUCTION: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
  • RECIPES INCLUDED: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation
  • Manufacture: EMG East, Inc. (direct order)
  • Item Weight: 12.77 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 19.75 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia ICMP600WD
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Nostalgia ICMP600WD Final Thoughts

"Just get it already."

Also, every ice cream maker creates a soft serve type consistency. First the bowl is not dishwasher safe. Each batch of ice cream has been very consistent in texture. Start the machine running and add the fruity yogurt slush. The higher the humidity the more it overflows. This is essential that the bowl be frozen through with no sloshing sound. Sounded like the bearings on the machine were about to go bad.

Overall Score
4.6


(1593 Points)

4. Nostalgia Double Flavor Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker Makes 4-Quarts in Minutes, Frozen Yogurt, Ge...

User Ratings: 65 10

Nostalgia ICMW200DBL First Impressions

"It works great."

If you want that, then pay 5x+ the price for a different type of machine. Reviewed the reviews and decided to purchase it. Now all my family wants me to make ice cream and bring to the Holiday celebrations. The recipe in the owners manual for vanilla ice cream is HEAVEN. Any higher and it will not make ice cream, more of a slush. Tonight I'm planning to make coconut ice cream again. This drum is what chills the ice cream.

  • Nostalgia Double Flavor Electric Bucket Ice Cream Maker Makes 4-Quarts in Minutes, Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, Made From Real Wood, Includes Two 2-Qt Canisters
  • 4-QUART CAPACITY: Each canister makes 2 quarts, allowing you to make up to 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
  • NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crème (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Plastic-lined interior allows for a hassle-free easy clean up to help wipe away messes
  • SEE-THROUGH LIDS: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
  • POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
  • MOTOR LOCK: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
  • REAL WOOD CONSTRUCTION: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
  • RECIPES INCLUDED: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia Products
  • Item Weight: 7.75 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 10.5 x 13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia ICMW200DBL
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Nostalgia ICMW200DBL Final Thoughts

"Update 03."

I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed. First batch- the machine only made a light hum, easily covered by normal TV volume. Of course it isn't going to make rock-hard ice cream right out of the freezer bowl. I have not had any problems that other people have had with the unit. I've had this ice cream maker for about 6 years. One gallon of delicious ice cream in approximately one hour! I will tell you I did put it in the dishwasher once.

Overall Score
4.2


(533 Points)

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5. Nostalgia ICMP4RD 4-Quart Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker, Red

User Ratings: 74 10

Nostalgia First Impressions

"Highly recommended!"

I tried for 15 minutes and the lid will just not lock on so I can't make ice cream. Have I learned a lot about ice cream, you bet. It is also easy to clean the components. If you are in to making homemade ice cream, this machine has your name on it. Made great chocolate ice cream the very first batch I tried. It makes ice cream in about 20 minutes. I've had this ice cream maker for about 6 years.

  • Nostalgia ICMP4RD 4-Quart Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker, Red
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 17 x 17 inches
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Nostalgia Final Thoughts

"Custard Gelato, 3&4."

All were delicious and it's made very quickly. Earlier this summer I used the ICE-30 at my parents' home. I can not say enough about this wonderful machine. It gets stashed in the fridge overnight. The ice cream froze well and was absolutely delicious. This is essential that the bowl be frozen through with no sloshing sound. Do not scratch the interior, it will cause problems later.

Overall Score
4.3


(191 Points)

6. Nostalgia 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker, Blue

User Ratings: 73 8

Nostalgia ICMP4BL First Impressions

"Recipes are included."

Enter the 2-quart Cuisinart programmable Ice Cream Maker. So, I am now super happy with this machine. He offered to send me a new lid; as it turned out I did not need it. Next we made a raspberry frozen yogurt and it came out PERFECT. Laura Vitale has great ice cream recipes on you-tube. It still works and makes fantastic ice cream. The paddle and cover can be washed in the dishwasher which brings me to reason 2.

  • Nostalgia 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker, Blue
  • 4-Quart Capacity: Makes up to 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
  • Nostalgia Ice Cream Mixes: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crème (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
  • Easy-To-Clean: Plastic bucket makes it easy to cleanup and wipe away messes
  • See-Thru Lids: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
  • Powerful Electric Motor: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
  • Motor Lock: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
  • Recipes Included: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 6.59 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia ICMP4BL
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Nostalgia ICMP4BL Final Thoughts

"It mixes and freezes."

Start the machine running and add the fruity yogurt slush. The It Won't Make Ice Cream Immediately, It Makes Soft Serve. Still has good flavor after being frozen. I don't recommend going more than 30min! If you are in to making homemade ice cream, this machine has your name on it. First batch- the machine only made a light hum, easily covered by normal TV volume. You can eat it immediately after it's made, but better to freeze a bit.

Overall Score
4.4


(172 Points)

7. Nostalgia ICMP400COKE Coca-Cola Ice Cream Maker, 4-Quart, Coke Red

User Ratings: 56 23

Nostalgia ICMP400COKE First Impressions

"Will I say fair to ok."

Now all my family wants me to make ice cream and bring to the Holiday celebrations. Also do not put the drum back into the freezer until it thaws completely out. That being said, it still works perfectly, it's just a little more awkward now. I will update this review after I have talked to them. Definitely recommended for anyone who likes homemade ice cream! After I called Cuisinart, it occurred to me what caused the problem. Mom doesn't like the Non Dairy offerings in the store.

  • Nostalgia ICMP400COKE Coca-Cola Ice Cream Maker, 4-Quart, Coke Red
  • Works best with Nostalgia Ice Cream Mixes: Try the creamy French Vanilla (ICP825VAN8PK), indulgent Chocolate (ICP825CHOC8PK), or the refreshingly sweet flavor of Strawberry (ICP825STRAW8PK)
  • Easy-to-clean plastic liner
  • See-thru lid for easy viewing and freezer storage
  • Coca-Cola bottle handle grip for easy carrying. Motor locks into place keeping all parts secure
  • Includes aluminum ice cream chamber and churn paddle
  • Coca-Cola bottle handle grip for easy carrying and storage.Recipes included in manual
  • Powerful electric motor does all the churning - no manual effort!BPA free
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 6.55 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 15.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia ICMP400COKE
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Nostalgia ICMP400COKE Final Thoughts

"Solution's."

Very easy to clean, and very easy to use, and makes just right amount. So in this case, the problem was caused by me not putting it on a level surface. 4- Make sure your bowl is totally frozen before you start, shake it to make sure! 4- Make sure your bowl is totally frozen before you start, shake it to make sure! Put the puree in a plastic bag in the freezer. It doesn't have a built-in Compressor, a model that does will cost 5-10x the price. I will update this review after I have talked to them.

Overall Score
3.9


(35 Points)

8. Nostalgia ICMP4WD 4-Quart Electric Wood Bucket Ice Cream Maker

User Ratings: 69 10

Nostalgia ICMP4WD First Impressions

"Be patient."

With 4-5 ingredients only, there are no preservatives or flavoring chemicals. The texture is wonderful, and the recipes are for the most part, mix and pour. After I called Cuisinart, it occurred to me what caused the problem. Im looking forward to making fruit gelatos, yogurt, slushies and sorbet. It still works and makes fantastic ice cream. After I called Cuisinart, it occurred to me what caused the problem. I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed.

  • Nostalgia ICMP4WD 4-Quart Electric Wood Bucket Ice Cream Maker
  • 4-Quart Capacity: Makes up to 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
  • Nostalgia Ice Cream Mixes: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crème (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
  • Easy-To-Clean: Plastic bucket makes it easy to cleanup and wipe away messes
  • See-Thru Lids: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
  • Powerful Electric Motor: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
  • Motor Lock: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
  • Real Wood Construction: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
  • Recipes Included: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 11.77 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia ICMP4WD
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Nostalgia ICMP4WD Final Thoughts

"Overall great machine."

Made a rocky road with walnuts from the back of the cupboard, we could tell. When it's done in the ice cream maker it goes into the freezer. Earlier this summer I used the ICE-30 at my parents' home. The texture is wonderful, and the recipes are for the most part, mix and pour. The recipes tend to be too much volume for this ice cream maker. I have used this 3 times in the first week and really love it. As far as durability, it seems well made, but time will tell how it holds up.

Overall Score
4.3


(23 Points)

9. Nostalgia ICMW4NHDB 4-Quart Wood Bucket Ice Cream Maker

User Ratings: 58 9

Nostalgia ICMW4NHDB First Impressions

"We love it!"

Sounded like the bearings on the machine were about to go bad. DO NOT scrape it out with metal utensils. I've had this ice cream maker for about 6 years. The texture is wonderful, and the recipes are for the most part, mix and pour. I can not say enough about this wonderful machine. You have to freeze the bucket in your freezer first, at least overnight. I tried for 15 minutes and the lid will just not lock on so I can't make ice cream.

  • Nostalgia ICMW4NHDB 4-Quart Wood Bucket Ice Cream Maker
  • 4-QUART CAPACITY: Makes up to 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
  • NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crème (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Bucket makes it easy to cleanup and wipe away messes
  • SEE-THROUGH LIDS: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
  • POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
  • MOTOR LOCK: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
  • REAL WOOD CONSTRUCTION: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
  • RECIPES INCLUDED: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 9.23 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia ICMW4NHDB
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Nostalgia ICMW4NHDB Final Thoughts

"We love it."

I don't know what is wrong with it. I got that recipe from a Real Foods cookbook. You cannot submerge the drum in water. Any higher and it will not make ice cream, more of a slush. Still has good flavor after being frozen. Then of course it isn't going to work right. It works very well and easy to use and clean.

Overall Score
4.2


(16 Points)

10. Nostalgia FDM1 Stainless Steel Easy-Dispensing Soft Serve & Frozen Dessert Machine, Makes 1 Quart of...

User Ratings: 47 41

Nostalgia FDM1 First Impressions

"I will use this weekly."

I agree with other reviewers that it's very loud. It is also easy to clean the components. With 4-5 ingredients only, there are no preservatives or flavoring chemicals. The paddle and cover can be washed in the dishwasher which brings me to reason 2. He offered to send me a new lid; as it turned out I did not need it. I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed. Its going to be difficult to freeze and unit as one texture.

  • Nostalgia FDM1 Stainless Steel Easy-Dispensing Soft Serve & Frozen Dessert Machine, Makes 1 Quart of Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Frozen Yogurt, Gelato in Minutes, With LED Display
  • CAPACITY : Make up to 1 quart of frozen dessert in minutes
  • DISPENSING SYSTEM: Horizontal style auger dispensing system creates smooth consistency
  • COMPRESSOR : Powerful compressor and refrigeration system quickly makes variety of delicious frozen desserts
  • AUTOMATIC SENSOR: Automatically detects cup and begins stirring for smooth dispensing
  • CONTROL PANEL: Programmed LED control panel has 30 functions
  • KEEP FRESH MODE : Keeps frozen dessert ready to dispense for up to 4 hours
  • DISPENSING HANDLE: Easy pull down dispensing handle for quick serving
  • Manufacture: Nostalgia
  • Item Weight: 51.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.25 x 18.2 x 17 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nostalgia FDM1
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Nostalgia FDM1 Final Thoughts

"Not annoying."

I have not had any problems that other people have had with the unit. The ice cream froze well and was absolutely delicious. It doesnt have its own refridgeration unit. Have made 2 batches and the 1st turned out perfect, the 2nd was not as frozen. You can eat it immediately after it's made, but better to freeze a bit. It's very easy to use, to clean, and to store. So in this case, the problem was caused by me not putting it on a level surface.

Overall Score
3.2


(15 Points)

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