Customize with your favorite mix-insHomemade ice cream - ready in as little as 20 minutesPre-freeze the bowl to make quick frozen treats anytimeMakes ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbert or gelatoNo rock salt requiredRecipes includedFreezer bowl fits easily in freezerEasy on/off switchTips for best resultsDuring the churning process, you can add finely chopped or pureed ingredients, such as chocolate, cookies, and nuts through the opening in the cover after ice cream has churned for at least 15 minutes or when mixture is thick and has started to freeze.Alcohol should not be added until near the end of the process since it significantly slows down the freezing process.The machine will run for 20 to 40 minutes. Do not turn ice cream maker off during this time. The mixture may freeze to the walls and prevent the bowl from turning.The finished result is a soft, spoonable ice cream. Homemade ice cream will not be the same consistency as hard, store-bought ice cream.Ice cream tastes best when fresh. It will begin to lose its fresh taste after 1 to 2 weeks in the freezer.Store the freezer bowl in the freezer so that you can make ice cream, chill wine, or serve ice cubes at any time.For best results, the freezer bowl must be frozen thoroughly. Make sure to set your freezer at the coldest setting (temperature should not be more than 0°F).Firmness of ice cream depends on variables such as the recipe used, room temperature, freezer temperature, and temperature of ingredients before churning.