I do not own an ice-cream maker, and so look envious at those who make their own wonderful ice cream with neat flavours. However, we were recently invited over for ice cream, and we were taught a very nice method for making ice cream.
Our friend uses a food processor. He takes mixes of frozen fruits, and processes them until they are tiny little pieces. Then he adds heavy cream and a little bit of sugar, and processes this mixture until he gets a slightly chunky fruity ice cream.
I was highly dubious when he gave me the bowl, but within 5 minutes, I had scarfed the whole thing. It was delicious! It had small chunks of frozen fruit, but the rest of the ice cream was quite creamy and rich. And it was not overly sweet.
Have others used this technique?