The Half Pint Soft-Serve Ice Cream Maker from Hamilton Beach has such a cuteness appeal that it will make kids and adults alike scream for ice cream. By keeping the bowl in the freezer, it is ready to use, and produces a half-pint serving in as little as six minutes. Best of all you can use your own wholesome ingredients, and add whatever you fancy, from fruit to nuts. I like the idea of mixing in some savory ingredients, like wasabi or wine, for unexpected outcomes. Please feel free to send me any unusual recipes you come up with.