Whynter ICM-200LS Kitchen Counter Ice Cream Maker, 2-Quart

Last updated: November 25, 2022

Whynter ICM-200LS Kitchen Counter Ice Cream Maker, 2-Quart

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We looked at the top Ice Cream Makers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ice Cream Maker you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the Whynter Kitchen Counter Ice Cream Maker, 2-Quart placed 14th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Award Winning: Best ice cream maker Rachael Ray Every day magazine and Yourbestdigs.; Self-contained frozen dessert maker that does not require pre-freezing; makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Well designed internal cooling keeps the ice cream at the optimal temperature. LCD screen is easy to navigate as well.
It has the same capacity as the ICM-201SB, but the same low, wide profile as the ICM-15LS, as well as the same motor and compressor (according to a sales rep).
The Whynter is makes both hard and soft serve ice cream. It's 2.1 quarts which holds a large amount of ice cream in a short period of time.

What experts didn't like

Cleaning the machine can be labor intensive, especially considering the mix can sometimes get stuck on the paddle.
The price is usually closer to that of the ICM-201SB, but we found the performance more similar to that of the less expensive ICM-15LS, so we think it’s a good choice only if you can find it on sale, or if the other options are sold out.

Overview

Homemade ice cream is a treasured part of summertime fun. All you need is a good ice cream machine and some ingredients, and you’ll have a deliciously creamy treat. Today’s ice cream makers are built to make the perfect frozen treat with minimal effort. Just fire it up, choose your settings and wait for results.

But not all ice cream makers are built the same. The design plays heavily into how the final product tastes, so it’s important to know what type of ice cream you prefer before you buy. You’ll also find some machines can tackle a wide range of ice cream types, including gelato and sorbet, while others are limited to ice cream with a soft-serve consistency.

One issue commonly seen with homemade ice cream from these machines is a grainy consistency. This is a result of ice crystals that get in the ice cream. If you’re looking for that desired creamy taste, you’ll need to look for a machine that minimizes ice crystal buildup.

There are three major types of ice cream makers. One requires you to add ice and salt, while another has you freezing the bowl ahead of time. The third comes with a compressor, which means you can fire it up and start making ice cream. While the compressor model sounds great, it can also be more expensive, which is a consideration if you’re on a budget.

If you only plan to make ice cream for your own immediate family, you may not have to worry much about capacity. But for those backyard summer barbecues or family reunions, a high-capacity ice cream maker will come in handy. Instead of having to sit by the ice cream maker cranking out batch after batch, you can make plenty of servings for everyone at once and go back to having fun.

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