This 1.5 quart ice cream maker does not require the use of ice and rock salt. Just pop the gel canister into the freezer 24 hours before use, and you're ready to make your favorite ice cream, custard, sherbet, or gelato. The extra-large ingredient opening lets you add toppings such as candy, cookies, or fruit without any spills. This electric ice cream maker also comes with a convenient easy-lock lid. The push button release indicates when the ice cream is ready and the outer bowl prevents condensation build up on counter. You will enjoy the great taste of homemade ice cream at any time by using this Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker.