5 Small Kitchen Appliances for Summer Treats

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Summer is a good time to start looking into some small kitchen appliances to help make delicious summertime treats. Sure, you can eat ice cream and snow cones any time of year, but don’t they always taste better on a hot summer day? 

To help you prepare for the tasty treat season, we’re going to look at a handful of small kitchen appliances. Not only do these machines make it a breeze to create delicious summer snacks, but they are all reasonably sized, so they won’t take up much space on your counters, and you can easily store them when summer ends.

1. Experience Pure Indulgence With This Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence is a 2-quart ice cream and frozen yogurt maker. There are a large number of ice cream makers on the market, but this model is a favorite due to its ease of use and minimalist design. But unlike some ice cream makers that require effort on your part, the Pure Indulgence is completely automatic. All you have to do is put in your ingredients, let it run, and in about 25 minutes you’ll have delicious ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Key Features:

  • 2-quart double-insulated freezer bowl
  • Brushed metal housing
  • Fully automatic heavy-duty motor
  • Large ingredient spout
  • 100% BPA free

The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence also comes with a convenient recipe book so you can enjoy homemade ice cream as quickly as possible. With all that’s included, there’s no denying you get a lot of value in this small kitchen appliance that retails for just under $100.

2. The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro Is a Small Kitchen Appliance For Smoothie & Milkshake Lovers

Ninja is known for making a wide range of high-quality small kitchen appliances. But for the summer we’re looking at the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro. If you love cold, delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit, then this is the appliance for you. Luckily, the Nutri-Blender Pro is versatile, so you can also use it to make milkshakes if that’s more to your taste.

The Nutri-Blender Pro includes Ninja’s Auto-iQ® programs, which provide one-touch intelligent blending presets. Plus, the convenient blending cups have a spout for easy pouring and a lid so you can take your smoothie on the go.

Key Features:

  • Powerful 1,100-peak-watt motor
  • Auto-iQ® programs for perfect blending presets
  • Pro Extractor Blades® Assembly easily crushes ice and fruit
  • Easy cleanup thanks to dishwasher-safe cups, lids, and blades

If you’re in the mood for something a little healthier this summer, a smoothie made with the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is highly refreshing option on a hot summer day.

3. Quench Your Thirst With Mr. Coffee’s Iced Tea Maker

Summer treats can include more than just food. Many of us enjoy nothing more than a cold glass of homemade iced tea on a sunny day. If this sounds like your idea of a revitalizing summer treat, then consider the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea maker small kitchen appliance.

This iced tea maker is a breeze to use. Simply choose tea bags or loose-leaf tea. Then, add ice and water, and set it to brew. Within 10 minutes you’ll be enjoying a cold glass of fresh iced tea.

Key Features:

  • 2-quart dishwasher safe pitcher
  • Removable brew basket for easy cleaning
  • Adjustable brew strength selector
  • Automatic shutoff when brewing is complete

Sure, you can enjoy bottled or canned iced tea in a pinch, but nothing beats fresh-brewed tea in the summer.

4. Relive Your Youth With the Cuisinart Snow Cone Maker

Does anything say summer more than snow cones? The cooling of the ice along with the sweet flavor of the syrup makes the snow cone a staple of many childhood summers. Well, now you can make your own snow cones with the Cuisinart Snow Cone Maker.

Using this small kitchen appliance is simple: all you need is the machine, ice, and flavored syrup. This is one of the most straightforward yet satisfying summer treats. And, it’s made easy thanks to the Cuisinart Snow Cone maker’s powerful motor and blades that quickly turn your ice cubes into “snow.”

Key Features:

  • Powerful motor and blades with an interlock safety feature
  • Comes with four reusable cones and 12 disposable cones
  • Makes four to five snow cones in under a minute
  • Cone holders for easy storage

When the temperatures rise and you need a cold treat, a snow cone with this Cuisinart appliance is a fast and satisfying option.

5. Feel the Summer Fair Vibes With the Nostalgia Retro Original Cotton Candy Maker

Not all summertime treats are cold. In fact, one of the staples of many summer memories is the carnival or fair with its sweet, melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy. You can recreate this experience at home with small kitchen appliances too, using the Nostalgia Retro Original Cotton Candy Maker.

You can make cotton candy in this machine with either flossing sugar or use your favorite hard candies as the base for a lot flavor possibilities.

Key Features:

  • Works with any Nostalgia cotton candy kit
  • Retro design
  • Disassembly for easy cleaning
  • Includes two reusable cones, a sugar scoop, and an extractor head.

Relive some of your favorite childhood memories by making yourself a delicious cotton candy treat this summer. 

Small Kitchen Appliances Make Refreshing & Nostalgic Summer Treats

There are a lot of options for small kitchen appliances you can use to make summer treats. We’ve gone over some of our favorites, and we believe any of them would make a great addition to your kitchen this summer.