Best Self-contained Ice Cream Machines with Commercial-style Compressor

Forget waiting for a freezer bowl to be ready, just add your favorite ingredient and get churning with one of these self-contained ice cream makers with commercial-style compressor.

There are few things as gorgeous or as satisfying as a tub of perfectly made, packed full of healthy ingredients, home made ice cream. Whether you love the creamy, heart-stopingly good, bean-filled vanilla, or the dense rich, impossible to scoop Belgian chocolate, or the light tangy, fizz in your mouth lemon sherbet, nothing comes close to satisfaction as being able to make your own ice cream.

Now the challenge arises of course when you have a freezer that is often filled to overflowing with food, or tubs of ice cream! There’s no place for freezing the ice-cream maker tub. These freezer bowls not only take up room in the freezer but need up to 22 hours preparation time before you can even start to think about making ice cream. So here’s where the perfect solution comes in: the compressor ice cream maker.

Knox 15 stage

While these compressor ice cream makers are in a class of their own (typically more expensive that the freezer-bowl versions), and their counter top foot print is significantly larger too, these slight downsides are more than made up for by the ability to churn a good litre or more of perfectly wonderful, gorgeously smooth ice cream in just under an hour. No more waiting around for freezer bowls or making sure you have room in the freezer to freeze a bowl before you even think about making ice cream.


Top 8 Ice Cream Makers with Built-in Compressor

Here in this post, we list our favourite compressor ice cream makers.

  1. Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker
  2. Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
  3. Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker
  4. Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker 2.1-Quart
  5. Knox 1.5 Quart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker with Keep Cool Feature
  6. Gourmia GSI-200 Stainless Steel 1.6-Quart SleekServe Automatic Ice Cream Maker
  7. DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor
  8. Whynter ICM-15LS Ice Cream Maker Stainless Steel

OTHERS:

Let’s take a closer look

1. Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker

Lello 4080 Musso Lussino

  • Capacity: 1.5 Quart
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Power Consumption: 100Watt
  • Other Features: Fully automatic: pour ingredients into bowl, press two buttons. Timer controls operation for different frozen confections. Housing, bowl, paddle made of stainless steel for easy cleaning.

ALSO: Lello Musso Pola 5030 Dessert Maker 2-Quart Ice Cream Machine


2. Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

Cuisinart ICE-100

  • Capacity: 1.5 Quart
  • Preparation Time: up to 60 minutes
  • Power Consumption: TBC
  • Other Features: 2 paddles – a gelato paddle for authentic gelato and an ice cream paddle for creamy ice cream. 60-minute countdown timer with touchpad controls and a blue LCD readout. 10-minute keep cool feature keeps your ice cream or gelato cool after timer has gone off

3. Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker

Breville BCI600XL

  • Capacity: 1.5-Quart
  • Preparation Time: 23-45 minutes depending on recipe
  • Power Consumption: 148 Watt to 288Watt
  • Other Features: Fully automatic or manual operation. Pre-cool setting for optimal operating temperature. 12 hardness settings for sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato and ice cream. Keep cool settings for up to 3 hours.

4. Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker 2.1-Quart

Whynter ICM-200LS

  • Capacity: 2.1-Quart
  • Preparation Time: 30 – 40 minutes
  • Power Consumption: 180 watt
  • Other Features: Removable bowl and churn blade for easy storage and effortless cleaning. Reliabl built-in audible timer. Motor protection function that shuts off to prevent damage if the mixture freezes solid. LCD Control panel and soft touch button.

5. Knox 1.5 Quart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker with Keep Cool Feature

Knox 15

  • Capacity: 1.5 Quart
  • Preparation Time: 60 minutes
  • Power Consumption: TBC
  • Other Features: Easy to read LCD, motor auto shut off function, keep cool function

6. Gourmia GSI-200 Stainless Steel 1.6-Quart SleekServe Automatic Ice Cream Maker

Gourmia GSI-200

  • Capacity: 1.6-Quart
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes
  • Power Consumption: TBC
  • Other Features: Integrated process mixes, churns and freezes in less than 45 minutes. Eliminate pre freezing the freezer bowl with built in compressor. 1.6 quart capacity. LCD Digital Touch Panel for easy setting control. Auto churn lock monitors consistency during operation. Scoop included.

7. DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor

DeLonghi GM6000

  • Capacity: 1-Quart (1.2litre)
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Power Consumption: 200 Watt
  • Other Features: Patented mixing paddle, removable stainless steel bowl, Energy-saving with efficient R134A refrigerant gas, it doesn’t deplete the ozone layer. It is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-corrosive

8. Whynter ICM-15LS Ice Cream Maker Stainless Steel

Whynter ICM-15LS

  • Capacity: 1.6 Quart (1.5 litre)
  • Preparation Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Power Consumption: 150 Watt
  • Other Features: Removable bowl and churn blade for easy storage and cleaning. Built-in audible timer. Drive motor that cuts off when the mixture freezes solid.

OTHERS

VonShef Professional Fully Automatic Ice Cream Maker 1.6-Quart With Built-in Compressor

VonShefProfessionalIceCreamMaker

  • Capacity: 1.6 Quart
  • Preparation Time: 60 minutes
  • Power Consumption: 150 Watt
  • Other Features: Low Noise Level (50dba). With removable bowl, spoon, and measuring cup. Easy to clean. Stainless steel housing and bowl. Digital time to alert you when the ice cream is ready. There is also a refill port to add more ingredients or extras such as candy, chocolate chip and fruit.

Mr. Freeze EIM-700 Maxi-Matic 1.5 Pint Thermoelectric Ice Cream Maker

Mr. Freeze EIM-700

  • Capacity: 1.5 pint (0.75 Quart)
  • Preparation Time: 60 minutes
  • Power Consumption: 90 Watt
  • Other Features: Suitable for making ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, or sorbet and has Soft and Hard ice cream settings. Works with thermoelectric cooling system without the need for compressor, CFC or coolant.