Very easy to make. It's so nice not having to make a custard; made step 1 the night before and it only took about 30 minutes to freeze in the ice cream maker. Fantastic flavor, very yummy. Only problem is it never hard-set so when I put it in the ice cream pie, I couldn't add the preserves between the layers because they just sunk into the ice cream. Then when I cut the pie, it collapsed into a soft and liquid mess despite having been in the freezer about 4 hours overall for prep and 2 hours straight after I assembled it. The flavor was still great and my guests enjoyed it, but it was disappointing to serve a "pile of pie" versus a piece of pie.