This is the Cuisinart automatic ice cream maker. The easiest and most delicious ice cream you’ll ever make! I used to have the standard wooden ‘bucket’ kind of ice cream maker where you use salt and ice and it’s messy. I got tired of that also because sometimes it would churn and sometimes it would slip and not churn. I researched ice cream makers online and purchased this through Amazon. It automatically freezes and churns at the same time. The recipes included in the booklet are delicious and very easy. Some don’t require any cooking…. just mix up milk, cream, salt, sugar and vanilla and you have delicious vanilla ice cream within 60 minutes! If you want to make another batch or a different flavor, you just have to shut it off for 10 minutes and then you’re ready to make another batch of ice cream. It couldn’t be any easier to have homemade ice cream.