I am new to making my own ice cream and found this to be an informative book with excellent recipes. My family has enjoyed all the recipes that I've made so far. The chocolate ice cream is the best we've ever tasted and we have also enjoyed the vanilla, raspberry sherbet and butter pecan. This book will keep us busy experimenting with new flavors all summer. I also enjoy the vessels and mix-in sections with recipes for meringues, cones and delicious goodies to mix in to your ice cream.