No ice-cream machine needed! I just made this tonight, it's really very simple with only stove top and food processor to make. The taste ranks right up there with dairy queen soft serve!! No need to go out and buy extra ingedients, this is made with just what you have in the house! Rich dark chocolate taste that any chocolate lover can appreciate. I can't wait to make this again with a few additions, chocolate chips, cookies, candy bars, the list is endless with this recipe. Next time I make this, I will chop the freezing mixture up during freezing time. I had quite to time trying to chop it up to put in the processor.