1st up the Vanilla recipe exactly as it is written. TOTALLY Yummy in Our Tummies!!!
2nd [my boys lost the RecipeBook but found the CuisinartChocolateRecipe online. But I think it was for a larger machine it was too much for this one. The boys loved sampling it as they wait for the Ice Cream. We had Bad Luck with or cream. One cream spilled an the other the 4 y.o. had put in the freezer helping put groceries away. So, We used whole milk as well for the creamer. It turned out really good as well. It didn't freeze as hard but still very yummy and ice cream after a couple hrs.
We mix recipes in a Blender. Totally alot easier. Don't forget you can mix most of your recipes night before an put in Frig overnight & helps it turn into ice cream faster an better or you can just put your recipe in the frezzer for a few mins then mix again before use in machine.
Wish SEARS sold a spare Freezer bowl. WARNING! DO NOT store ice cream in bowl in freezer!!!!! Freezer Bowls CAN CRACK if Dropped!