If you're intrigued by the prospect of making your own ice cream, but are less enthused by the size, noise, and price of most ice cream machines out there, there's now a $20 option from DASH that should fit most budgets and counters. This pint-sized machine is the easiest way to make one or two servings of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, or gelato in nearly any flavor right at home.

The process is simple: All you have to do is chill the bowl overnight, add your ice cream mixture, and press a button to churn for 30 minutes. Since your ice cream churns in its own bowl, you just need to grab the included mixing spoon once your creation is finished and start digging. Or, you can scoop it out into a cone or onto some ice cream sandwiches.

When you're done, cleanup is as simple as rinsing the parts, and then you can easily freeze the bowl to prepare another batch the next day. The device also comes with a book of recipes and access to a recipe database to help you get ideas for possible flavor combinations.

Common ice cream machines require freezing large quart- or gallon-size bowls and, of course, take up a bunch of counter space. This model from DASH can fit snugly into a cabinet and weighs around a pound, so you can bring it with you on the go.

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