I've had an icecream maker for years and, assuming the one you have is the type you put the bowl in the freezer to chill, these recipes work well and are very simple. All are just a cream base and you can add fruit or other flavourings as you think fit. Measurements are in cups (250ml) because I was given these by my sister in NZ. They don't have to be particularly accurate. Yay!
1. 2 cups whipping cream, 2/3 cup semi skimmed milk, 3/4 cup sugar. Add flavourings such as pureed stawberries, melted chocolate, mashed bananas etc. Stick it in and mix away.
2. 2 large eggs; 2 cups (500ml) whipping cream; 3/4 cup sugar; 1 cup milk. Whisk egg til light and fluffy. Beat in sugar a little at a time and beat until fully blended. Add in cream and milk and flavourings.
Good things I've found to use:
for vanilla icecream just add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a scraping of vanilla pod if you have it.
Any fruit puree works really well. Make ripple icecream by adding a fruit syrup and swirling just before freezing.
Chopped Mars bars are fab, as are other chunks of chocolate. You can make a good version of NZ Hokey Pokey icecream by adding honeycomb or Chrunchie bars (even better) just before freezing.
I love my icecream maker. Best wedding present ever.