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Tern lets you create artisan-style ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen yogurt, or custard. Craft your recipes exactly how you want them while using healthier ingredients or simply less fat and sugar.


Higher Quality

Make a smooth, dense finished product because of the Tern patented Fast-freeze technology. The secret ingredient to higher quality ice cream is speed - that is because the faster ice cream freezes, the smaller the ice crystals and smaller ice crystals means smoother ice cream, even with lower fat and sugar.

Ready when you are


Churn a pint of delicious ice cream in just 5 minutes. With Tern, homemade ice cream is available on demand and ready when you are. Just keep a freezer bowl in the freezer and use the ingredients you have on-hand. Amazing homemade ice cream is never more than a few minutes away*.

Just for you


Use healthier ingredients like Avocado and banana or customize the recipes just how you like - non-dairy milk, keto friendly, or maybe just lower fat and sugar for a guilt-free treat.

Together time

Interactive and Fun

Enjoy learning a new skill and doing it with the people you love the most. Take turns churning or each person choose their favorite recipe and make their own. Become a master artisan with the Tern craft ice cream maker.

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What’s on your mind?

Unlock the answers to the most common questions we receive at Tern.

How is the ice cream after it is stored in the freezer? Ice cream from traditional ice cream makers gets too hard to even scoop after freezing in the freezer!

Since the Tern machine freezes your ice cream with small ice crystals, they remain small after further freezing the batch in the freezer, keeping it smoother and creamier after days or weeks in a freezer.

How is the ice cream frozen? With ice, a pre-frozen bowl or with a compressor?

We have found that the best balance of simplicity, performance and cost is with the use of a bowl that contains a safe, non-toxic fluid that freezes before use. The bowl needs to be frozen overnight before use but only takes up the volume of a pint of ice cream if you can store something inside, so we recommend leaving it in your freezer, ready to use whenever you like.

Does the machine churn automatically or manually?

Both! Using our fast-freeze technology, the machine spins at an optimal speed while the user helps churn the ice cream for anywhere from 2-10 minutes. This gives a truly craft ice cream as determined by the user but also creates a fun experience. Additionally, because it freezes so fast you get a premium finished result.

How much ice cream does it make in one batch?

Since it makes a high quality finished product we designed it to give the same quantity as similar products that you find at the store (Jeni's, Talenti or any of the other premium ice creams out there) - 1 Pint. It will be available with extra bowls to make it a fun activity or you can pre-make multiple batches for a group gathering.
Frequently Asked Questions

*Freeze time depends on multiple factors and can range from 2-10 minutes.