I would have liked to know what is included in this product before I purchased it - it was disappointing that the whole thing was just a set of instructions that I could have looked up on Google for free. The whole 'ice cream science kit' consisted of a couple of miniature plastic bottles of low grade syrup, some plastic Ziploc bags and a plastic measuring scoop. There is no kit really... just a set of instructions.
I definately enjoyed making this with my husband, however it was completely messy when I had to use my t-shirt and lucky I chose to use an old t-shirt.
It was fun to make, although the shaking started getting old. I learned a lot while reading the information, and had fun for the most part. I just wished that it wasn't a complete mess while I was making.
This ice cream kit is a lot of fun for a short period of time. My nephew loves to mess around in the kitchen, and he had loads of fun making himself some ice cream. would be nice if there were re-fills available. The product is probably a bit over-priced for the length of time it can be used until it is used up. But as an innovative gift, it works.
I got this for my daughter's 7th ice cream themed birthday party. Opened it a couple days before to see if I needed to buy anything extra and there were no instructions. It included packets of cocoa powder, sprinkles, syrups, a flimsy measuring cup and plastic ziplock bags. You can go online to teacher sites and find instructions for making ice cream in ziploc bags with your own ingredients/supplies. Without the instructions intended for these particular packets, its useless to me. The Scientific Explorer website has been down for weeks so I can't even contact them for instructions. :(