Happiness is having a dollop of ice cream and here's how you can create your own at home

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Many of us are already making plans to meet up with our favourite people once Phase 2 kicks in on 19 June. For those who are concerned about social distancing when out and about, why not hold a mini gathering for your party of five right at home? Set a date for a potluck party and offer to provide something that makes the young and old happy – ice-cream!

Making ice cream, gelato, yoghurt, and sorbet is easier than you think. All you need is an ice cream maker. They don’t take up much kitchen space, a few of them are also portable and doesn’t require electricity to operate. The best part about making your own desserts is you can create a wide variety of healthier versions by simply tweaking the ingredients.

Check out our list of these nifty happiness generating machines: ice cream makers, popsicle makers, ice cream maker pans and ice cream rollers. These highly-reviewed gems are sorted according to their price points, from twenty-odd dollars onwards, to make it easier for you to pick one, or two, that suits your needs. Now you don’t need to stand in line for your favourite ice cream because you can create your own in the comfort of your home.

Below $50

Chef'n Sweet Spot Mini Popsicle Maker, $25.13

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Instant Ice Cream Maker Pan Roller, $26.99

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Yogurt Maker Machine, $30.94

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Ice Cream Roller Plate-Anti-Griddle Pan, $49.17

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Below $100

Dash My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker Machine for Gelato, Sorbet + Frozen Yogurt, $84.54

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Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker, $99.92

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Below $300

Sweet Spot Instant Ice Cream Maker pan, $191.27

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KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker, $228.99

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Nostalgia Electric Ice Cream Maker, $238.44

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Electric Ice Cream Gelato Frozen Yoghurt Sorbet Machine, $270.80

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Send your calendar invite now and bring on the smiles!

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*Prices are correct at time of publishing.

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