I love my Donvier ice cream maker. It is so easy to use and since it is a hand crank you can get some exercise while you are waiting for your dessert! But seriously, you just put the center container into your freezer twenty four hours ahead of when you want ice cream and then you make up your ice cream mix out of whatever you want and then pour it in and stir the paddles until you have ice cream. This can be exceptionally great if you or any of your family have allergies to anything because you can customize what you put into the ice cream. No eggs wanted? No problem! In the Donvier ice cream maker you can even use soymilk instead of cream for a tasty low fat version of ice cream which tastes as good as the real thing but is way healthier for you. I did find that if I use soymilk in my Donvier that I have to move a bit faster to get the paddle in and stir because when there is less fat it sticks to the sides pretty fast. But I highly recommend the Donvier Ice cream maker!