Hamilton Beach 68320 1-1/2-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker Review

Everyone loves a good scoop of ice-cream, and that is what you will get with this machine. Its small, compact size makes storage easy, but it also produces a limited amount of ice-cream. That said it is perfect for people who do not make ice-cream often and do not over-indulge in it. So in a way, buying this model will make gaining weight that much more difficult! Always look on the positive side of things, eh!

It weighs less than 8 pounds, and is small in dimensions, as we were quick to point out, but this does mean that the machine is easily transported and stored, plus you can leave it out on your kitchen counter top without it being in the way. It comes in two basic colors, white and black, giving you the opportunity to match it to your kitchen style.

The machine disassembles relatively easy, and is not difficult to clean up. Make sure to wash the bowl, the paddle and the lid manually, and do not place them inside a dishwasher.

Features of Hamilton Beach 68320 1-1/2-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker

Hamilton Beach 68320 1-1/2-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker

The outer casing of the machine is made from high-quality durable plastic, as well as the paddle and the bowl. It has a strong little electro motor that powers the paddle, which in turn churns the mixture, making delicious ice-cream in the process.

Making ice-cream will require some thinking ahead, however, as you have to pre-freeze the bowl 24 hours before you start making ice-cream. This will allow the bowl to be the right temperature when you start, so that the entire process can go without a hitch. For making more than one batch you will have to own multiple bowls, otherwise you will need to deep-freeze the one you have for another 24 hours before you can start again. The entire process, once started, will last between 20-40 minutes, depending on the consistency you would like to achieve.

The Advantages of Hamilton Beach 68320 1-1/2-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker


  • Easy to use – When all is said and done, this machine is easy to use if you discount the time needed to prepare the bowl. It does not require you to use ice or salts, and makes the entire process more streamlined and convenient.
  • Ingredient funnel – There is a large opening at the top of the lid through which you can add various flavorings to your mixture, such as chocolate chip, dried fruit or candy. We recommend adding additional ingredients after a while, when the mixture is a little thicker.
  • Small and compact – Small and lightweight, this machine is ideal if you plan to carry it with you on picnics or parties. It is also stored easily, and will not take up much room.
  • Affordable – Its price is pretty amazing, as there are even some hand-churned makers more expensive than this one. While you do not get any bells and whistles with this model, for the price you get it for we believe you will be quite satisfied.

The Bottom Line

This is one of the most affordable electric ice-cream makers currently on the market, and while some buyers report that it can be a bit noisy, they also say that that is by no means a deal breaker! Hamilton Beach 68320 1-1/2-Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker is a perfect machine for people who do not make ice-cream often but when they do, they like it to be of nice, soft consistency.

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