I have had one of these for a few years (picked it up from Costco). It makes amazing ice cream and I haven’t bought any of the commercially made junk since. I’ve made all sorts of flavors of ice cream and custard (bit more work with tempering eggs) from good old vanilla to bacon, maple syrup with pancakes, and fresh strawberry that is just amazing.
No, this doesn’t freeze and extrude soft serve ice cream, it properly chills down ice cream while preventing ice crystals from forming, then you need to put it in a container (those quart sized ziploc ones work very well for this) and put it in the freezer for a few hours or overnight. Then you’ll have honest good hard ice cream.
I’ve had several friends, coworkers and family members go out and buy one after trying some of what I’ve made up.
If you like ice cream, get one of these. Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to eat, easy to get fat.