Ice Cream Makers Made in Germany (Do They Exist?)


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Germany is well known for being a country that produces high-quality electrical goods. The country manufactures just about everything you can think of,  from kitchen appliances to vehicles. But what about ice cream makers? In this article, I’ll be finding out if there are any ice cream makers made in Germany.


Which Companies Offer Ice Cream Makers Made in Germany? (The Short Answer)

I could not find a single German ice cream maker that manufactures products for consumer use. However, I found a couple of companies that manufacture ice cream makers in Germany that are aimed at businesses. Those companies are Lumen and Kälte Rudi.

Companies That Manufacture Commercial Ice Cream Makers in Germany

Now that we know which companies manufacture ice cream makers in Germany that are geared toward commercial use, let’s look at them in more detail.


Founded in 1962, Lumen is a company that focuses on manufacturing high-quality ice-based electrical products. The company produces everything from ice and slushy machines to ice cream machines. Lumen’s products have been sold to businesses worldwide and the company has been praised many times for its sturdy and long-lasting machines.

While Lumen is a German founded and German based company not all of Lumen’s machines are made in Germany. The company has facilities in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and the UK. So, just check with the seller before purchasing a product to ensure that your particular model is manufactured at its facility in Germany.



However, most of the company’s manufacturing seems to occur at its German facility in Petzmannsberg 11, 95326 Kulmbach.

Lumen is very transparent regarding its manufacturing, so upon request, it seems like the company would be more than happy to ensure that your particular model is a German made unit.



Recently, the company has been working hard to reduce the carbon footprint of its soft ice cream. It has achieved this by reducing the size of its outer packaging, not transporting its goods in refrigerated condition, and more. For more on the company’s recent green initiative check this out.

As for its products, the company provides a line of high-quality ice cream machines called LUNA Soft Ice Cream Machines.

Kälte Rudi

Kälte Rudi is a German company that was founded in 1964. Its headquarters is located in Baden-Württemberg, and this is also where most of the company’s manufacturing takes place. According to the company’s website, roughly 80% of its production is carried out in-house.



Today, Kälte Rudi’s ice cream machines are sold worldwide and are well known for being dependable machines that are built to last.

Kälte Rudi’s commercial ice cream maker is called the DICOM. This machine is unique as it creates ice cream fast without blast-freezing the ingredients. This ensures that the quality of ice cream is as high as possible.

Ice Cream Machines that Are Commonly Mistaken as Being Made in Germany

As I was doing the research for this article, I came across one brand that kept popping up as a German manufacturer. However, upon taking a closer look this doesn’t seem to be the case. Here’s what I found.

German Pool

This brand kept popping up as I was looking for German made ice cream machines. However, German Pool does not claim to produce its products in Germany, this seems to be a search engine algorithm issue. Since the company has the word German in the name, it seems like Google mistakes it as being a German company when it is actually based in Hong Kong.

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