The Tern craft ice cream maker turns your kitchen into the world’s smallest microcreamery. With a streamlined design and innovative engineering, Tern lets you create an artisan-style product that closely resembles gelato or frozen custard—without the need to add extra fat or sweeteners.

À la mode. Anytime.

The Tern craft ice cream maker turns your kitchen into the world’s smallest microcreamery. With a streamlined design and innovative engineering, Tern lets you create an artisan-style product that closely resembles gelato or frozen custard—without the need to add extra fat or sweeteners.

Ridiculously good. Ridiculously easy.

If you’re craving quality, no other countertop ice cream maker comes close. From dream-come-true flavor combinations to truly bespoke banana splits, Tern lets you customize your recipe and churn each batch to perfection.

Higher Quality

Tern makes high-quality product in just a few minutes.

Fast Churn

The secret ingredient is speed. By churning your ingredients very rapidly, your Tern craft ice cream creates an artisan-style product.

Customize Your Recipe

Tern makes it easy to customize your recipe. Use milk alternatives for non-dairy ice cream, pureed fruit for sorbet, and avocado or banana for healthy frozen treats.

Interactive Experience

The Tern craft ice cream maker turns dessert into a hands-on experience that everyone can enjoy.

Healthier Ingredients

The Tern craft ice cream maker lets you use less fat and sugar in your recipes—while still creating a smooth, dense ice cream with a rich consistency and superior flavor.

Easy to Use

With a small footprint and streamlined design, Tern is easy to operate, clean and store.

You're in Charge

Whether you want a single bowl or an entire pint, Tern lets you instantly churn each batch to your desired texture—from creamy soft serve to traditional scooped.

Ready in Minutes

The speed and simplicity of the Tern craft ice cream maker lets you turn liquid ingredients into ice cream in just a few minutes.

Endless Possibilities

From pureed fruit and yogurt, to crushed cookies and candy—Tern lets you turn almost anything in your fridge or pantry into a delicious dessert.

Who We Are.

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Meet the Engineer

The Tern craft ice cream maker is the brainchild of Josh Stuckey. Josh and his wife Katie fell in love with making homemade ice cream after receiving an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. But they didn’t love the quality of ice cream that came out. After buying half a dozen different ice cream makers and testing countless recipes, Josh dug into the science and started tinkering. An engineer by trade, Josh developed the Tern craft ice cream maker to make artisan-style ice cream at home. His family loved it. And because ice cream is better with a friend, he decided to share Tern with the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission

At Tern, our mission is to cultivate joy.
To help families and communities thrive.
To empower healthy lifestyles.
To celebrate ingenuity and creativity.
Because everyone is created with great value.

Get Updates

Soon it will be your Tern.

Ready to make your favorite indulgence a hands-on experience? Our team has been working hard to bring craft ice cream to your home. We are well into development and anticipate a lot of exciting progress in the months ahead. Sign up now to stay in the loop—and be among the first to take home a Tern craft ice cream maker.