I don't own an ice cream maker. I've picked up a few, but, I always wind up taking them back to the thrift store after too long. They take up a lot of room for something I only use a few times a year. They're also a pain to clean, which is a real turn off for lazy folk like me.
I've been seeing recipes online for homemade ice cream without the machine, however. Many have you putting the custard mixture in a metal pan, putting that in the freezer, and stirring periodically until it is frozen. Others use cream that has been whipped.
I am extremely curious about the ones on Kevin and Amanda. I'll report back on how they work out.