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The Best Ice Cream Makers For Kids To Churn Out Their Favorite Flavors This Summer

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If you’re looking for something to keep the little ones busy this summer, you need to get an ice cream maker for kids. In between all of the pool time, inflatable water slides, outdoor games, and the loud Frozen 2 karaoke, they’re going to be begging for snacks. What better way to put them to work (and give yourself a little alone time) than an ice cream maker toy that makes actual ice cream?

For one thing, they’ll have a blast making their own food. It’ll give them a sense of independence and boost their confidence when their self-made ice cream turns out great (future chefs, anyone?). Second, most kids’ ice cream makers are basically toys — so they’ll want to keep using it for hours. And if there’s a way to get them away from a screen, you’ve got to try it. The great thing about ice cream machines is that there are tons of different versions: soft-serve ice cream makers for kids, ice cream sandwich makers, even Dippin Dots makers! You’ll definitely find one that your little one enjoys, no matter which form of ice cream they prefer.

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While you may be concerned about all the sugar being scarfed down, the great thing about making it at home is that you have control over the ingredients. There are plenty of ice cream recipes that lean toward the healthier side but are still delicious. (Although we fully encourage letting them throw in plenty of chocolate chips.)

It’s the perfect activity for a hot summer day that will bring the whole family together. Get your sweet tooth ready and check out the 12 best ice cream makers for kids!

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