I was not sure about getting this but as my Grandson has now got to have a dairy free diet and can not have ice cream when we go out. So I thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did made full fat first and it was eaten as soon as it came out very good. next gave my dairy free one a try. Made it with the help of my Grandson (4 year old) He had great fun putting it all together, the hour it took to make was fine he kept his eye on the time and we got his chocolate bits in just at the right time. That lot lasted 10 minutes with the help of his sister, he had never had ice cream so good he said, must say it was not very different from the first so yes I was right to get this ice cream maker. Now I need a bigger freezer to keep all the ice cream it.