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With so many different dessert makers, it can be confusing. However if you’re looking to make tasty treats from home, then look no further. Here are 3 of the best dessert makers available.

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Salton YM9 1-Quart Yogurt Maker

Yogurt is a great snack, unfortunately though the biggest manufacturers out there use artificial sweeteners and preservatives to enhance taste. If you want to take control back then there’s the Salton YM9, a yoghurt maker, it allows the user complete control, to make sweet snacks for family, while keeping control of the ingredients used.

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With a glossy white finish and a round top it looks a little like R2-D2’s long-lost brother, it’s feature packed also! It has a base, internal freezer bowl with lid and a transparent lid to help the user see the process of yogurt making. A 1 quart capacity means it cannot hold as much as the cuisinart frozen dessert maker, however it is more compact and I prefer the aesthetic design. The power cord is designed to fit into the base of the Salton YM9 so it takes up even less space and doesn’t leave any wires detracting from the tidiness of your kitchen.

I’ve never made yogurt before so I was interested in how this would work, all that was needed was the milk and yogurt ingredients. When everything was ready I added it to the YM9, closed the freezer bowl lid, the top lid and started it up. It doesn’t have any buttons to control anything, just set it and leave it. Yogurt is no fast creation as the cultures have to grow while it is made, so I left it for six hours. When I came back the yogurt was a lovely smooth texture tasting fresh and tart, showing it’s one of the best yogurt maker. I would have liked the Salton YM9 to shut down automatically however this feature is not available with this frozen yogurt maker machine.

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The Salton YM9 is easy enough to clean, just take the lid and freezer bowl out, and wipe the base down, I wouldn’t recommend using dishwasher liquid when cleaning the yogurt maker as it may disrupt culture growth next time you use the YM9. Just use a non-acidic soap and wipe gently.

Overall a high quality product, the main drawback being a lack of versatility, it only makes yogurt and could grow old fast but it’s a great frozen yogurt machine for home.

Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker Reviews

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If you want homemade ice cream with an automatic ice cream maker look no further, you can make your own frozen desserts from ice cream, to frozen yogurt, gelato or even sorbet!

The Cuisnart ice cream soft serve machine for home is a compact, easy-to-use ice cream maker machine for home use, with a brushed stainless steel finish but rounded exterior, it won’t win any prizes for best looking kitchen appliance. Weighing 13lbs and measuring 9.5″ x 8.5″ x 13″ it is completely portable should you want to take it round to your friends or on holiday.

The top of the soft serve ice cream maker for home has a see-through lid, it comes with a removable cup that doubles up as a measure (half a cup), this means that towards the end of the frozen desert creation process you can add in ingredients like nuts or marshmallows! Inside the ICE-70 is a removable paddle that fits into the freezer bowl inside, it’s best to leave the freezer bowl in the freezer overnight before use. You can take this portable ice cream maker anywhere too as it’s fairly small in size.

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There are six buttons on the front of the Cuisinart professional Electronic Ice Cream Maker, ice cream, gelato and sorbet, start/stop and up and down arrows to change the time for the function to run. If you select the gelato maker it runs at a certain speed ideal for that iced desert, taking out some of the guesswork and streamlining the process. You can then run the machine for as long as you like, but there are recommended times given in the Cuisinart manual.

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The Cuisinart ICE-70 Ice Cream Maker can make many types of frozen treats however we decided to try ice cream first. The first thing to note is that it is very simple to use, just add the ingredients milk, sugar and salt, then whisk while adding heavy cream and flavoring of your choice. Then transfer the liquid into the ice-70, press the ice cream preset button, press the start button and the machine starts whirring the mixture. Then change the timer to your desired length for the cycle and after about 20 minutes it should be a great consistency and ready to eat. One thing I did notice while it was running was it was not quite loud but noticeable that it was on, however that’s hardly surprising given it can make up to 2 quarts of ice cream in 20 minutes, it’s also a counter ice cream maker with compressor too so it can store a little more dessert.

The taste test was successful, the result was a rich, luscious smooth texture that tasted excellent, There’s a sweet satisfaction knowing it was made from very basic ingredients that the user has full control over, it’s a great ice cream maker for kids! Obviously I had to try more than one preset function for the ice70, the sorbet maker ran slower while mixing delivering refreshing results. It was incredibly simple to set up, next was the cleaning!

Because many parts of the Cuisinart homemade ice cream machine are removable it doesn’t take long at all to wash off excess from the mixture. Simply remove the paddle, the freezer bowl, lid and removable cup and wash them all down, then attach once finished. An excellent dessert maker for frozen treats.

Salton YM9 1-Quart Yogurt Maker
Yonanas Elite Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker
Any Fruit
Ice cream
Cuisinart ICE-70 Ice Cream Maker
Ice Cream
Frozen Yogurt
Gelato & sorbet

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This machine is a frozen fruit ice cream maker creating an ice cream like texture from bananas with other frozen fruit, simply place a few bananas through the top chute and add in other fruits. The yonanas elite desert maker will compress the fruits and other ingredients and turn it into a healthy nutritious treat. It’s probably a personal ice cream maker but it’s great for a family who enjoy healthy eating.

Best Dessert Maker | Top Rated Dessert Makers - Reviewed

Best Dessert Maker | Top Rated Dessert Makers – Reviewed

With two times more power than the original yonanas, it manages to be so much quieter which really is a blessing, if you have owned one of the earlier yonanas models then you will definitely appreciate how quiet the elite is in comparison. It takes much less time to get the same results with the more powerful motor.

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Upon receiving my new yonanas frozen treat maker, I immediately googled for recipes. The community behind this single product is testament to the quality of it, there are entire websites dedicated to recipes to use with this desert maker. The recipe I decided to try recipe was caramel Apple;

Two frozen ripe bananas
150 g frozen apple pieces
7 pitted medjool dates
2 frozen strawberries

After thawing the fruit out and pressing each ingredient through the top chute one at a time, I placed a bowl beneath the bottom chute and the mixture poured out similarly to ice cream. As I sat eating the finished product I thought to myself ‘this would stop an ice cream craving’. The health benefits and how easy it was to get nutrition from pure fruit is a big incentive, it really is a clever way to mix fruits together and make a blend of flavors.

My fruit bowl is now always full for when I come up with new ideas!

Although yonanas suggests starting every recipe with bananas, I assume because that is a base that the banana ice cream maker can cope with. It’s not necessary to always use bananas, you can just use mango or any other fruits with similar constitution. It has no buttons, simply a switch on the side of it to turn it on and off so its simple to use.

Cleaning is very simple with the Yonanas Elite, the chute, plunger and grinder blade are all removable and dishwasher safe, it’s very easy to take apart and put back together taking no more than a minute.

Our choice – Best dessert maker

With the 3 products creating different desserts it’s difficult to pick a winner, it’s down to preference. However due to it’s versatility and usability, the cusinart home ice cream maker is the best electric ice cream maker available. Frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet and ice cream can all be made with this excellently designed product, highly recommended. Second was the yonanas dessert maker, an excellent family choice.

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