10 Ice Cream Makers and Accessories That Will Take Dessert to the Next Level

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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.


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Plus, with National Ice Cream Day falling on July 19 this year, there's no better time to up your at-home ice cream and popsicle game. 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).

1. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker, $69.95


Nearly 500 positive reviewers agree: This is the go-to for easy and convenient at-home ice cream makers.


2. StarPack Home Ice Cream Freezer Storage Containers, Set of 2, $24.98

For storing pre-made ice cream in a sleek and protective way, enter this insulated tub.


3. West Elm Hand-Painted Pattern Pop Bowls, $10.50

Since some days call for multiple scoops, these adorable handpainted bowls are sure to add a pop of colorful fun.


4. Chef'n Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker (set of two), $36

This adorable cookie mold makes homemade, perfectly sized ice cream sandwiches a breeze.


5. Onyx Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold, $34.24

From fruit juice to yogurt, turn any of your favorite snacks into a frozen treat.


6. MoMA Dip Ice Cream Scoop, $32

Set the mood right from the get-go by scooping up your ice cream with an ice cream cone.


7. CucinaPro Waffle Cone and Bowl Maker, $37.99

Or channel your childhood by whipping up a batch of old-school wafer cones from scratch.

8. Mity Rain Mini Silicone Pop Molds, $14.99

Mini pops are just more fun.

9. Whynter 2.1 Quart Upright Bowl Ice Cream Maker, $340

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.

10. Uncommon Goods Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set, $70

Take your ice cream toppings to a whole new level with this marble-and-bamboo mixing kit.