I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... well, you get it — everyone loves frozen desserts. From classic vanilla to fancy artisanal flavors and homemade fruit pops to nostalgic novelty bars, few things are as delicious as an icy treat on a hot summer day. But, if you're ready to up your at-home ice cream and popsicle game, look no further. From top-rated ice cream makers to the cutest accessories, here's everything you need to up the ante for your next dessert party (or late-night snack).
More than 5,000 positive reviewers agree: This is the go-to for easy and convenient at-home ice cream makers. Plus, Cuisinart is donating a portion of sales from this pretty pink model directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (that's what we call a win-win).
For storing pre-made ice cream in a sleek and protective way, enter this insulated tub.
Since some days call for multiple scoops.
This adorable cookie mold makes homemade, perfectly sized ice cream sandwiches a breeze.
From fruit juice to yogurt, turn any of your favorite snacks into a frozen treat.
Set the mood by setting the table.
Old-school wafer cones — without the mess.
Mini pops are just more fun.
For those who are serious about making homemade ice cream, this top-rated kit is like having an ice cream shop right in your kitchen.
It turns out, all ice cream scoopers are not created equal. The faceted surface helps release scooped ice cream more easily, while a weighted handle keeps the tool upright to avoid any extra spills or messes.
Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.