We received this hot chocolate maker a few months ago as a gift from my sister-in-law. It is the coolest thing. Even my husbandÂ was impressed by it. The maker is not just for hot chocolate. You can make any hot drink in it such as Lattes and wassail. The booklet comes with a wide variety of recipes or you can use your favorite brandÂ of hot chocolate. Just remember to follow the directions of liquid to powder ratios on the packet or canister instead of the directions listed for the maker. It only holds 32 ounces, but it heats the liquid up super fast. It is so simple to use. Even my four-year-old is capable of operating it.