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Connect: The scoop on the latest ice-cream makers

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Cuisinart Iced Dessert Maker

There’s lots to like about this compact maker (pictured above), which includes a paddle for ice cream, one for fruit sorbets and a larger-than-average bucket. Once you’ve put it in the freezer overnight, you can make 1.4 litres of frozen deliciousness in a 25-minute session. £120, cuisinart.co.uk

BEST FOR BUDGET

American Originals Ice Cream Maker

This orb-like ice-cream maker is wonderfully simple to assemble and use: pre-freeze the bowl for 12 hours, then follow with a 30-minute churn. This machine produced the best evenly blended ice cream, with the consistency of a top-shelf gelato brand. £21.99, argos.co.uk

BEST FOR MAKING A STYLE STATEMENT

Smeg Ice Cream Maker attachment

This 1.1-litre attachment for the luxury brand’s blimp-like food mixer needs to be pre-frozen for around 18 hours. It comes with various additional attachments, including a magnetised adapter, a centring ring and a transparent lid. £99, ao.com