How to Make Ice Cream

Who doesn't love a bowl of rich, creamy ice cream? But instead of picking up a pint at the store, you can make it at home, where you can control all of the ingredients and get creative with flavors. You can opt for a custard base that uses eggs or an egg-free Philadelphia style base, but the most important decision is how you're going to churn it. An electric ice cream maker makes it very easy, but you can also churn by hand with a spoon. You can also use an ice cream maker bowl, plastic bags with ice and rock salt, or a food processor to do the job. And if churning seems like too big a hassle, you can even whip up no-churn ice cream with sweetened condensed milk. The possibilities are endless!