This snowcone machine was one of Luke's Christmas presents...he's been wanting one for a long time. We recently bought the snowcone cups and straws and syrups to go with the machine and we've been lovin' us some snowcones lately. We've had some fun and yum with them! It's been nice to have our own snowcones at home since the weather is turning warmer. We'll be using it a lot over the coming months.