We don't own an ice cream maker, so I have actually not made ice cream since I was a little girl. Then I hit upon this recipe in the August 2012 issue of Women's Day that doesn't require one, and how could I not?!
3/4 pound fresh or frozen fruit (mash up or puree in a food processor)
2 cups heavy cream
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk (Mmm, scraped that can CLEAN!)
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (No imitation here people!)
Beat cream, condensed milk, and vanilla in an electric mixer until thick, stiff peaks form (3-5 min). Mix in the fruit, folding to create swirls. Pour into freezer-safe container, freeze until firm, at least 8 hours. Keeps up to 2 weeks.
Doesn't get much easier than that. And having sampled the finished product, mmm good! It's a great recipe to make with kids . . . Sophia got a kick out of watching it in the mixer. Nothing like homemade ice cream made with berries picked the same day. A little goes a long way and is very satisfying, so it isn't as bad for you as you might think. This coming from someone who usually likes to eat an embarrassingly massive amount of ice cream in one sitting.
Let me know what flavors you come up with, and remember no cheaping out with the vanilla extract!
Sophia helping with "clean up."