Sweet corn and basil ice cream, ice-cream-maker-free chocolate ice cream and salted caramel ice cream are some recipes for making ice cream. Most ice cream recipes require the use of an ice cream maker.
To make RealSimple.com's recipe for ice-cream-maker-free chocolate ice cream, break 1 3.5-ounce chocolate bar into chunks and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments until melted and smooth. Stir in 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, then set aside. In a bowl, beat 2 cups heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff. Pour in the condensed milk and chocolate mixture, and fold until incorporated. Place the cream in an airtight container, and freeze for at least two hours before serving.
For MarthaStewart.com's sweet corn and basil ice cream, combine 1 cup whole milk, 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 2 cups fresh corn kernels and 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves in a saucepan. Bring to a light simmer, then remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together 6 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Slowly add half of the milk and corn mixture. Pour the whole mixture back into the saucepan and bring back to a simmer, stirring until thickened. Strain the mixture into a bowl. Let cool, and refrigerate for at least one hour, then churn in an ice cream maker.