This evening we also decided to try out our new Cuisinart ice cream maker for the first time (we had to return the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker a couple of weeks ago that I had gotten for Christmas because it didn't work with my mixer. We decided to make chocolate chip ice cream by making a basic vanilla ice cream and then added some chopped organic Green and Black's 85% cacao chocolate bar to make chocolate chip ice cream. It was at the soft serve stage when it finished churning and it's now in the freezer to firm it up a bit more. It tasted good...although it seemed a bit sweet for me (I used Swerve). Once it has firmed up so I can scoop it and and taste it frozen...I will review it. I did have a little "situation" while pouring the liquid mixture into the machine -- it hit the side of the hole in the lid I was pouring it through and splattered and spilled all over the machine, counter and floor...LOL. Fortunately hubby and my son were there and able to help clean it up while I continued pouring the rest of it into the machine. This ice cream maker was so much easier to pour the mixture into than the Kitchen Aid version. I just need to get a pitcher with a pour spout so I can better direct the liquid into the machine next time. Below I snapped a couple photos of our dinner and the recipe for the Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole is linked in the name in the first paragraph. Enjoy!