The 1-quart Donvier ice cream maker by Cuisipro can make a variety of frozen desserts, including frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato and ice cream floats. This small appliance is also useful for preparing frozen specialty drinks, such as slushies, margaritas and "hot" cocoas.
The Donvier 837409W model and subsequent versions are electricity-free, rock-salt-free ice cream makers powered by the hand-crank method. The product comes with an interior container, known as the Chillfast cylinder, which must be placed in the freezer in advance for several hours. Once chilled, the cylinder is filled with ingredients and inserted into the double-walled outer container. Depending on the desired consistency, the hand crank is turned periodically for 15 to 20 minutes to mix and thicken the ice cream mixture.