Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker Review

This ice-cream maker is truly aptly named as you can tell just by looking at a picture of it! The original make of this machine makes it very appealing and aesthetic. It is a wooden bucket! This alone is a good enough reason to make that decision and buy it but if it is not enough, let us go into the details of what makes this a great product.

It makes around 4 quarts of ice-cream, perfectly sufficient for larger parties. This novelty looking ice-cream maker is cable of churning those 4 quarts of ice-cream in around 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the consistency you are after. Since it is a bit bulky storage might be a problem sometimes. It is not very convenient to place on your counter top, but you will have no issue storing it your kitchen cupboards or cabinets.

Features Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker

Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker

The great looking outer casing is made from wood, which makes it very appealing and also a great conversational piece. The inner freezing bowl is made of plastic, which is not as nice looking but it is convenient. If it was made of metal it would corrode easily since it comes into contact with ice and salt.

This ice-cream maker will make you sweat a bit for your ice-cream. You will need to place the ingredients into the freezing bowl and attach the lid. Place the bowl inside the bucket and secure the lid. At this point you will want to start the machine, slowly adding layers of ice and rock salt inside. Be prepared to take a look at the machine every 10 minutes and stir the ice, since you want cooling to be uniform. After 30-40 minutes remove the ice-cream and pop it into the freezer to condense more.

The machine is easily cleaned as well, simply remove the inner pot and the stirring paddle and give them a quick rinse in hot water and that is all it takes!

The Advantages Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker


  • Large volume – This machine makes large batches of ice-cream in no time so it is great for parties and social gathering. The best part here is that once the first batch is done you can easily start on the second one!
  • Attractive looking – This is a great conversational piece! Seriously, we are tempted to suggest you get it simply because it is fun to look at, but thankfully, it also makes some mean ice-cream on top of that!
  • Easy to use – Very easy to use since there is no pre-preparation required. Make sure you have ice and rock salt on hand before you start and that is all!

The Bottom Line

Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker brings with it the whiff of the olden days, when ice-cream was churned in buckets and it was all done by manual labor! But this machine is far from being a museum exhibit! It churns out some great ice-cream as well! The best part here is that the machine is affordable and buying it will not leave too large of a dent on your wallet!

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