If summer won’t come to you, you should go to Breville Smart Scoop.
OK, we’ll say it: if you cannot make great ice cream with this machine, it’s time to take up a new hobby. The fully-automated Breville Smart Scoop makes it so easy. All you have to do is make a decent crème anglaise, strain and chill it, pour it in and set the dial. There are foolproof settings for gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet and conventional ice cream—and even a beeping alarm to tell you when to add solid flavourings. The internal compressor means that no parts need to be pre-frozen, and whatever you can make can be kept cold. The only drawback is, well, there is such a thing as too much ice cream.
Breville Smart Scoop ice cream machine, $499.99 at breville.ca
Photo: Williams-Sonoma Canada