I just bought this ice cream maker for the cheap price and I should say for a bit of curiosity as well. However I was pretty sure this machine would not be able to produce the ice cream of my dreams but what a surprise I had!!! I mixed the ingredients, I poured them in the machine and after 20 minutes or even less the ice cream was ready to eat, the right consistency with no need at all to freeze it. The ice cream was really, really smooth and testy...I tried some of the recipes (very few of them) included with the Kenwood ice cream machine. The yogurt ice cream is my favourite, low in calories and you need so few ingredients...ideal for summer and very hot days...so give it a try...one small problem could be the noise (that is why I gave the ice cream maker 4 stars out of 5), it is not super quiet but I do not see the problem as you will prepare the ice cream during the day. Excellent value for money!!!