Followed the recipes in the booklet for the Cuisinart for the Basic Vanilla Ice cream. It was an instant hit. Made a few variations. First tried adding chopped up Oreos, another hit. Then Chopped up frozen strawberries, another hit. Last, with the Basic Vanilla added the seeds of 1 vanilla bean, of course, another hit. We also tried the Basic Chocolate, but used the Special Dark Cocoa Powder. Best chocolate ice cream. The only changes I made was to use half & half instead of whole milk. Last, I tried a blueberry sorbet. What a cool, refreshing treat. Thank You Cuisinart. I don't see our family buying ice cream from the store again.