10 Best Home Ice Cream Making Machines in India 2022 with Buying Guide

This Summer get your hands on the Best Ice Cream Makers for Home from Top Brands. Also, learn with our Home Ice Cream Maker Buying Guide.

by FighterMan Updated: 10 Apr, 2022, 23:41 IST
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Are you looking for an Home Ice Cream Maker Machine for instant ice creams of your favorite flavors? If yes then you have come to the right place! We have got the Top 10 Home Ice Cream Maker Machines in India in 2022. Besides, there is also the Home Ice Cream Machine Buying Guide so get ready to enjoy fresh ice creams from the comfort of your home!

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Home Ice Cream Making Machine Buying Guide India 2022

Let’s checkout the Home Ice Cream Maker Machine Buying Guide before making the ideal purchase suitable to your needs.

How Home Ice Cream Makers Work or How is Homemade Ice Cream prepared?

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Most of the automatic Home Ice Cream Maker Machines come with a canister/freezer bowl, paddles, ingredient inlet, and accessories.

Canister/Freezer Bowl - A canister or freezer bowl is used to store the Ice Cream mixture. You need to cool it for 8-15 hrs. (based on the product/brand) beforehand to make Ice Cream in it. You can also store the mixture in it and then keep it for cooling.

Paddles - These are the ones which rotate continuously to give the Ice Cream a perfect mix. These can be made of plastic, aluminum, or stainless steel. It is recommended to go for a stainless steel one as it lasts long and avoids rusting.

Ingredient Inlet - It is a small space on top of the machine from where you can add ingredients like fruits, food colors, liquid flavours, dry fruits, and more.

Accessories - These help you get Ice Cream out of the machine. Also, there are accessories for cleaning, mixing, and power supply (extra cord).

Now that you know about the machine, we will proceed towards how it works.

  1. Firstly, keep the canister in your freezer for cooling. Cooling time will depend on the product. You will find it in the user manual.

  2. Now, remove the canister from the freezer and add the Ice Cream mixture (milk, cream, flavour, etc.) in it.

  3. Place the canister in the machine and insert paddles.

  4. Close the lid or in short pack the machine.

  5. On the machine and run for a fixed amount of time (mentioned in the user manual). You can also change timings to get the desired amount of texture and thickness.

  6. Open the Ingredient Inlet and add your required ingredients. This is done with the machine working simultaneously to give it a perfect mix.

  7. That’s it! Your homemade Ice Cream is ready to serve!

Types

There are 4 types of Home Ice Cream Maker Machines available in India. These are manual (hand powered), canister-based, bucket-type, and compressor-based. Bucket, canister and compressor types function automatically.

Manual

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These are the cheapest Home Ice Cream Maker Machines in India. Here, you need to manually rotate the paddle which mixes the Ice Cream mixture. These come with a freezer bowl and also without it. If there is no freezer bowl then you need to add rock and hard salt. These are less popular today as they take more time and manpower. Also, the quality of Ice Cream achieved is mediocre for beginners.

Canister-based

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These come with a canister or freezer bowl which I have explained earlier. They are automatic Ice Cream makers working on electric power. Currently, these are the popular Ice Cream makers in India due to its low price and efficiency. However, its drawback is that you cannot prepare a new batch of Ice Cream instantly due to the cooling time taken by the canister. Some brands do provide extra canisters for making more batches simultaneously.

Bucket-type

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These come with a bucket, canister, and paddles, and are automatic machines. You need to add ice and hard salt in it for cooling. Thus, you need to have a stock of these items. The best part here is that it helps make instant homemade Ice Cream.

Compressor-based

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These are the costliest Home Ice Cream Maker Machines in India. They come with a compressor which takes care of instant cooling and cooling perseverance. Thus, you don’t need to cool the canister for a long time. It is best for instant Ice Cream making at home and that too quickly. They also save you a lot of electricity, thus good for those who have a heavy use.

Size/Capacity

Manual Ice Cream makers come with more capacity compared to automatic ones. Here, you get upto 7 litres of capacity whereas electric ones have upto 4 litres of capacity. When you browse for home Ice Cream makers, you may come across terms like pint and quart as these are popular in the US (imported to India). Thus, remember that 1 pint equals approx. 0.5 litre and 1 quart equals approx. 1 litre.

Choose the capacity based on your family size and Ice Cream making requirements.

Ice Cream Maker (bowl/canister) Capacity

Family Members

0.5-1 L

Individual

1-3 L

Family of 2-3

4L

Family of 4-6

4L & above

Family of more than 6 members

If you prefer to make a lot of Ice Cream in advance then you can opt-in for a big sized machine. However, it is recommended to make & consume fresh Ice Cream for best results.

Making Time

Compressor-based Ice Cream machines are the fastest followed by bucket-type, manual, and canister-based. This is because they give instant cooling and also help in cooling perseverance. In canister-based, once the canister is ready, it takes 20-30 mins to make the Ice Cream.

Top Brands
Kitchenif

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Kitchenif is only into home Ice Cream making machines. It has 2 models in basic and advanced (Scoop 222). You will get a 1 year warranty from this brand. The freezer bowls from this brand take 12-18 hrs to completely cool. Home Ice Cream makers from this brand come in the price range of ₹3500-4500.

Cuisinart

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Cuisinart is an American appliance brand. It has 6 Ice Cream maker machines in ICE-60W, ICE-70P1, ICE-100, ICE-21P1, ICE-30BCP1, and ICE-45P1. They help make soft serve Ice Creams, gelatos, frozen yoghurt, and sorbet. The price range here is from $70-300. However, since it is imported to India the price gets higher so better to grab it from there if you have friends or family there.

Nostalgia

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Nostalgia is again an American appliance brand. It is well known for its vintage products. You will get electric, bucket-type, canister-based, double flavoured Ice Cream makers here. The capacity ranges from 1 pint to 6 quarts and price from $45-110.

Lifelong

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Lifelong is an Indian brand well known for its budget home & kitchen appliances. It has 1 canister-based home Ice Cream machine. You will get a good low cost home Ice Cream making machine from this brand.

Softel

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Softel has Ice Cream Maker, Soda Maker, Centrifugal Juicer, Atta Kneader, Water Purifier (RO), Food Processor, Snack Maker, and much more. This brand has been since 1992 so has a good amount of experience.

Agaro

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Agaro is into home, personal, fitness, and kitchen appliances. It has 1 canister-based Ice Cream maker. It allows Desserts, Sorbet, Slush, and Frozen Yoghurt making along with Ice Creams. The best part here is that you can get a home Ice Cream maker below ₹2000.

Features

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Many popular home Ice Cream machines have the following features.

Auto Switch-off : This turns off the machine automatically after the Ice Cream is ready.

Timer : This tells you how much time it will take for preparation.

Digital Display : The LCD display shows temperature, time, on/off status, and much more.

Signal Alarm : This is a 1-2 sec tone which notifies you when Ice Cream is ready.

Texture Control : You can set it depending on the texture you want like soft Ice Cream, hard Ice Cream, etc.

Stay Cool : Some compressor-based high-end models have this feature which helps in consuming the Ice Cream fresh even after some time of its make.

Freezer Bowl Size

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The Freezer Bowl Size is important to measure because it may or may not fit in your refrigerator’s freezer section. Most of the brands take this point into consideration so make freezer bowls suitable for most of the refrigerators.

Other Uses

There are many brands that help make Sorbet, Slush, Gelato, Frozen Yoghurt, and more. These will be slightly expensive, but worth it if your requirement is fulfilled.

Price

You can get a good home Ice Cream maker machine for as low as ₹2000 and as high as ₹30000. Various factors decide the price like brand, features, maker type, body type (stainless steel ones are costly), and more.

Voltage Options

Many home ice cream maker brands are US based so they normally have 110V of supply whereas in India we usually have 220-240V. Thus, make a note of the required voltage that comes with the machine. You may require a voltage adapter/stabilizer to make it work well.

Top 10 Home Ice Cream Making Machines in India in 2022

Now, let’s breeze through the 10 Best Home Ice Cream Maker Machines in India in 2022.

Kitchenif Scoop 222 Digital 1.5 Litre : Best Budget Home Ice Cream Maker under ₹5000

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Key Features
  • 1.5 litre capacity

  • Also makes Sorbet, Slush, and Frozen Yoghurt.

  • 2 year warranty

  • Timer

  • Digital Display

  • Auto switch-off

  • 12-18 hrs cooling time

  • 25-30 mins making time

  • Ingredient Inlet

Pros
  • Budget price

  • Freezer bowl fits well in most refrigerators except single door ones.

  • Good warranty period

  • 4/5 star average rating by 498 users with 205 reviews on Amazon.

Cons
  • High Cooling Time

Buying Options

The MRP of this Kitchenif Scoop 222 Digital Ice Cream Maker is ₹5,990.


Cuisinart ICE-45P1 Mix It In 1.5 Litre Soft Serve : Best Instant Ice Cream Maker

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Key Features
  • Makes soft ice cream, yoghurt, sorbet and sherbet.

  • Can mix-in or add garnishing (choco chips, almonds, gems, etc).

  • 1.5 litre capacity

  • Compressor-based fully automatic

  • Cone holder

  • Double-insulated freezer bowl

  • 3 year warranty

  • BPA Free

Pros
  • Premium looks

  • Built for user-friendliness

  • Unique features

  • Ideal for small families

  • Good for quick ice cream making

Cons
  • Costly

  • Capacity is low so unsuitable for big families

Buying Options
Nostalgia ICMW400 Vintage Collection 4-Litre Wood Bucket Electric : Best Designer Home Ice Cream Maker

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Key Features
  • Real wood finish

  • 4 litre capacity

  • Automatic

  • Aluminium canister

  • Ice & Salt based bucket-type maker

  • Easy carry handle

  • 1 year warranty

  • 110V

Pros
  • Vintage look

  • Large capacity

  • Ideal for big families

  • Good for instant ice cream making

Cons
  • Requires loads of ice so you need to keep it ready

Buying Options
Lifelong 1.5 Litre : Best Home Ice Cream Making Machine under ₹3000

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Key Features
  • 1.5 litre capacity

  • Makes Ice Cream, Sorbet, Slush, and Frozen Yoghurt.

  • 25 min making time

  • Stainless Steel body

  • Aluminium freezer bowl

  • LCD display

  • Timer

  • 24-30 hrs cooling time

  • 1 year warranty

Pros
  • Low cost with good quality

  • Compact & Portable

Cons
  • High cooling time

Buying Options
YayLabs/Uco Gear Softshell 500 ml Ice Cream Ball Blueberry : Best Home Ice Cream Maker under ₹10000

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Key Features
  • 500 ml capacity

  • 20 min making time

  • 2 inlets for mixture and ice & salt.

  • BPA-free

  • Makes ice creams, frozen yoghurts, fruit sorbet, and more.

  • 1 year warranty

Pros
  • Super compact and portable

  • Kid friendly

  • Great for family picnics and outings

  • Unique make

Cons
  • Low capacity

  • Need to shake manually

  • Requires ice & salt

Buying Options
West Bend IC13887WB Electric Dual Single Serve : Best Premium Home Ice Cream Making Machine

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Key Features

  • 1 litre capacity

  • Makes 2 flavour ice creams simultaneously

  • 2 ingredient inlets

  • 30 mins making time

Pros
  • Dual ice cream maker

  • Unique design

Cons
  • Low capacity

  • Plastic material makes it less durable

Buying Options

Agaro Maple 1.2 Litres : Best Home Ice Cream Maker under ₹2500

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Key Features
  • Double insulated freezer bowl

  • 15-25 mins making time

  • Copper motor

  • 1 year warranty

  • 1.2 litre capacity

Pros
  • Cost-effective

  • Good quality

Cons
  • Misses timer

Buying Options
Softel Ice Cream Maker : Best Indian Home Ice Cream Making Machine

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Key Features
  • 45W

  • 1 year warranty

  • 20 min making time

  • 1.2 litre capacity

  • Includes Citrus Juicer and Coconut Scraper

Pros
  • Compact & Portable

  • Cost-effective

Cons
  • Ice cream quality is mediocre

Buying Options
Best Rolled Ice Cream Maker

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Key Features
  • Freezable ice cream plate

  • 2 scrappers, 1 straw spoon, and 6 cutters

  • Min 24 hr cooling time

Pros
  • Best for making rolled ice creams at home

  • Also makes frozen yoghurt

  • Food grade materials

Cons
  • Expensive since imported

Buying Options
Hamilton Beach 1.5 Litre : Best Home Ice Cream Maker under ₹15000

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Key Features
  • 20 min making time

  • 1.5 litre capacity

  • Makes ice cream, custard, frozen yoghurt, gelato, and sherbet

Pros
  • Good ice cream quality

  • Long-lasting

  • Simple to use

  • Compact & Portable

Cons
  • Costly

Buying Options
Home Ice Cream Making Machine FAQs

What is the point of an ice cream maker?
An ice cream maker helps in making ice creams from the comfort of your home, that too hassle-free.

Is there a machine that turns ice cream into soft serve?
Yes, as mentioned above, the Cuisinart ICE-45P1 Mix It In 1.5 Litre Ice Cream Maker Machine turns ice cream into soft serve.

How much is an ice cream maker machine?
Most of the home ice cream maker machines come in the range of 1-4 litres capacity. You can choose it based on your family size.

Which is the best ice cream maker in India?
As shown above, the Kitchenif Scoop 222 Digital Ice Cream, Sorbet, Slush, and Frozen Yoghurt Maker is the best ice cream maker in India.

How much does it cost for an ice cream machine?
An home ice cream machine costs in the range of ₹2000-30000. Many top home ice cream machine brands are costlier since their products are imported from US.

Which machine is used to make ice cream?
There are 4 types of Home Ice Cream Maker Machines available in India. These are manual (hand powered), canister-based, bucket-type, and compressor-based. Bucket, canister and compressor types function automatically.

How does an electric ice cream maker work?
Simply pour the mixture into the pre-cooled freezer bowl and turn on the machine. The paddles in the machine help in thorough mixing. After its done, the machine stops automatically and your ice cream is ready! 

These were the Best Home Ice Cream Machines you can try this Summer. We hope the Home Ice Cream Machine Buying Guide was helpful to you. You can share your views on this topic below, and also ask the community for any related suggestions.

Note - The prices mentioned above are as of 21st March 2022, 17:10. These may change so check the latest prices before making any purchase.

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