Though there are plenty of ice cream makers that look like every other appliance on your counter, the White Mountain Ice Cream Maker may make you think that you've stepped back in time. The ice cream bucket is handcrafted from white pine, and even the steel inner bucket and the the cast-iron dasher look a little old-fashioned. Old-fashioned isn't a bad thing, though: the White Mountain Ice Cream Maker is available in a manual hand-crank version, but it also comes in an electric version. You get the benefits of an ice cream maker that actually looks like an ice cream maker, along with the convenience of a modern appliance.
The White Mountain Ice Cream Maker can churn a gallon of either old-fashioned ice cream or frozen yogurt in 20 to 40 minutes, with either the hand-cranked or the electric models. Either way, you'll wind up with an ultrasmooth frozen treat. The White Mountain Ice Cream Maker comes with a variety of recipes, but if you want something that isn't in the recipe booklet, you can figure out how to make unusual flavors quickly. The hand-cranked ice cream maker is available for $169.95; the electric model is $229.95.