Pretty much any activity can be made better by adding some ice cream. And if you're bored by the store-bought stuff and want to experiment with your own concoctions, you can score Cuisinart's 4.6-star-rated ice cream maker from Amazon for just $92, which is 44 percent off.

In as little as 25 minutes, this device makes two quarts of your favorite ice cream, sorbet, gelato, or frozen yogurt. Since it's all homemade, you'll know exactly what's going in it—so you won't be left second-guessing if you have any food sensitivities or allergies. All you need to do is add the ingredients, turn the machine on, and the Cuisinart handles the rest.

The device's lid has a hole on top that allows you to toss in toppings as your ice cream churns, allowing you to improvise as you go. The results are a smooth, consistent frozen dessert every time. And since making ice cream isn't exactly common knowledge, you'll get a book of instructions and recipes that will help you avoid winding up with a vanilla-y soup or bitter chocolate mess.

There's also a separate, more expansive recipe book that includes how-tos for making flavors like cotton candy, pecan praline, and cocktail-inspired treats for adults. There are 100 recipes here that should satisfy any preference, no matter how obscure.

Head to Amazon to check out more about the Cuisinart ice cream maker.

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