Details: This ice-cream machine makes soft-serve ice cream for cones, sundaes, or for piping into cannoli shells that will rival that sold at the local ice cream parlor-plus it makes fruit slushies or frozen cocktails as well. The 5530 produces 1 quart or 8 to 10 cones of ice cream in a mere 10 to 20 minutes and is a fun way to serve dessert at summer barbecues or kids' birthday parties. The unit stands 19 inches tall when assembled and comes with a patented freezer canister that must be pre-frozen for at least 8 hours before creating a dessert. The canister has walls that are liquid-filled for even freezing and that are double insulated to keep the bowl colder for a longer period of time. When ingredients are ready, the canister pops into the body compartment. The stir paddle fits inside the canister and the plastic lid locks onto the top. The lid is clear for checking that desserts reach the proper custard-like thickness and has an opening for easily adding ingredients; however, chunky ingredients, such as candies or nuts, should be added afterwards as they can clog and damage the soft-serve spout. The compact 20-watt motor fits onto the lid and the power switch starts the action. With the ice cream maker running, cooks pour their mixed recipes through the top of the lid and wait anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes for the ingredients to reach the proper consistency. Soft-serve desserts dispense through a spout just below the ice cream maker's body by pushing down on a lever. The sturdy base prevents the ice cream maker from tipping during mixing and its feet are spread wide apart to accommodate a large sundae bowl. This appliance comes with a recipe book and is covered by a one-year limited warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde Product Description Turn fruit, yogurt and other healthful ingredients into a low-fat frozen dessert with the Deni Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. Ideal for whipping up sorbet, frozen cocktails and coffee slushes too, the machine is a great way for lactose-intolerant ice cream lovers to make dairy-free alternatives. After adding the ingredients into the upper chamber, it only takes the stainless steel canister 10-20 minutes to freeze your tasty treat, which can then be dispensed through the soft serve spout. Features a clear lid to view the freezing process and a large base with room for a sundae bowl. Makes up to 10 cone-size servings. Disassembles for easy cleaning. Imported. 15Hx8Wx12L".