If you have been looking for a top of the line home ice cream maker then you have certainly heard of the Breville Smart Scoop. It is a widely popular machine and has found a place in many homes thanks to it’s smart design and performance.
But is it worth the money?
We put the Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker through a thorough test and in this review we will let you know how it performed and if it is worth the price.
Ok, so if you have ever visited Treat Dreams before then you know I am a huge fan of making homemade ice cream. I make everything from no churn quick ice cream recipes to hand churned, to ice cream maker batches.
I grew up with family who owned a bake and ice cream shop as well as running my own catering business. So it’s safe to say that I take my ice cream seriously!
It’s with an eye (and taste) for detail that I have tested the Breville Smart Scoop ice cream maker. I understand the importance of a well designed machine that not only produces great ice cream consistently, but also can stand up to years of use without breaking down.
Disclosure: I have owned the Breville Smart Scoop for a while now but decided it was time for a proper test and review. So this review covers my experience over the months I have owned it. It is not the only machine I use, but it has been in service for my family for a while now.
With that out of the way, let’s get on to the important stuff!
Breville Smart Scoop Specifications and Features
- 1.5 quart capacity
- Measurements: 11.1″ x 16″ x 10.1″
- BPA Free
- Stainless steel housing construction
- Automatic hardness settings include ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt
- Precooling feature
- Alert for when to pour the add ins
- Keep ice cream (or other frozen treat) chilled for up to three hours in the machine
- Manual or automatic functions
- 1 year limited warranty
Who Is The Breville Smart Scoop For?
The Smart Scoop is for anyone looking to make creamy homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, or sorbet at home.
It’s geared for those looking for a seamless process that can handle any recipe with ease. It is ideal for making ice cream for the family up to medium sized gatherings.
What We Love About The Smart Scoop
The Smart Scoop is a feature packed machine that produces ice cream like no other. It has had quite the cult following since it’s debut.
Due to its tremendous popularity, there are several well known competitors in the ice cream making space that use some of the same principles found in the Breville Smart Scoop.
But the original is a true masterpiece in homemade ice cream making machines. It is incredibly easy to operate and the consistency with which it produces frozen treats is a true marvel.
What Could Be Improved
Honestly this machines works flawlessly for me. All the features perform as they should as good or better than any competitors in the market.
I love the texture of my gelato and ice cream from this machine. With that said, the only real down side is that the capacity is limited to 1.5 qt.
While it is plenty for the vast majority of people, if you are looking for a large batch machine you will have to look elsewhere.
How It performed In Our Tests
The Breville Smart Scoop ice cream maker has been put through an extensive series of tests and quality assurance to ensure that it meets our personal ice cream making standards.
The Smart Scoop passed every one of our tests with flawless consistency. In fact we found the results to be superior to any hand churned batch of ice cream we have made in the past.
We tested the machine with a variety of recipes including cakes, cookies, and other add ins as well as different types of ice cream.
It actually made the best vanilla fudge swirl ice cream I’ve ever had!
There were zero issues encountered during our testing of the Smart Scoop.
The Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker is a fantastic machine that produces top quality homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.
It is designed to be easy to use and even easier to clean. This is a big plus for the working parent as it’s clean up time can be accomplished in minutes.
The Smart Scoop also features a pre cooling feature that prolongs the freezing time.
The result is creamy, restaurant quality ice cream at home. If you are up to investing in a top quality ice cream maker you can’t go wrong with the Smart Scoop.