Here it is... the greatest thing since sliced bread! It is a whipped cream maker/ dispenser! You add whipping cream, powdered sugar, and a little vanilla... put the lid on...slide in the co2 cartridge and Voila... fresh whipped cream at the squeeze of a handle! LOVE IT! VIv got one a few years ago and couldn't figure it out for a while, but when she did...she was a fan! LOVED IT! Mine was a Christmas Gift ( TO: Amy Love: Amy) and I got one for my neighbors, Dean and Paul. They love it too! How great is it to have fresh strawberry shortcake at a moment's notice. It lasts as long as it lasts...meaning you can keepit in the fridge until it's gone! It is as handy as cans of whipped cream, but tastes like real whipped cream ( duh... it is real). I got them at Williams Sonoma and think it is such a fabulous little gadget. You never know when you're going to need a little whipped cream! Hmmmmm? But be careful, because too much whipped cream has the same effect as chocolate...seen here.