I expected to be able to make one ICEE at a time - not a spoonful at a time. You drizzle a small amount of liquid onto the outside of the drum, spin for a while, then scrape that small amount off. By the time you have finished chilling the second spoonful, the first has melted. I was extremely dissatisfied with this product, and felt cheated. The only reason I haven't returned it is because my granddaughter ripped the packaging when she opened it and threw it all away.