My family and I are huge fans of ice cream and gelato. When I saw the Delonghi Gelato Maker, I knew we would all love it. Making gelato is actually better than going into our freezer for ice cream because gelato has less butterfat. You can also make low fat ice cream. This machine makes it so easy for us to make gelato or low fat ice cream since there is no need to pre-freeze ingredients. The gelato maker mixes the ingredients at below freezing temperatures. Clean up is great because the paddle, bowl, and lid are dishwasher safe as long as you don’t use the high heat cycle. Also, no need to fuss about figuring out how to make gelato because this machine comes with a recipe booklet with fifty recipes! So far my family and I have tried about ten of the recipes and have enjoyed them all.