Great topic! I love our ice cream maker but don't use it very often.
I made the YUMMIEST homemade ice cream last week! The buttermilk makes it taste just like frozen cheesecake. Mmmm. I served it with mixed-berry cobbler.
BUTTERMILK ICE CREAM
1 cup whipping cream
6 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cold buttermilk
Bring whipping cream to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk hot cream into egg yolk mixture. Return mixture to saucepan and stir over medium heat until custard thickens slightly, about 6 minutes (do not boil). Strain into bowl. Stir in 1 cup cold buttermilk. Refrigerate custard until cold, about 2 hours. Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. (Can be prepared up to 5 days ahead. Freeze in covered container.)
Here's a delish chocolate gelato recipe - it is eggless if you are wanting to avoid giving your DD egg whites.
There are no eggs in this recipe — it's the cornstarch that gives the gelato a smooth, silky texture. Fine-quality chocolate provides its rich flavor.
Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 5 hr (includes chilling and freezing)
3 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped
Special equipment: an ice cream maker
Bring 2 1/4 cups milk just to a boil in a 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat. While milk is heating, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and 1/4 cup (cold) milk in a bowl until smooth, then whisk into boiling milk and bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking. Boil, whisking frequently, 3 minutes (mixture will be very thick). Remove from heat.
Bring remaining 1/2 cup (cold) milk just to a boil in a 1-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Pour hot milk over chocolate in a bowl and let stand until chocolate is melted, about 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Stir into cornstarch-milk mixture and force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Cool slightly, stirring frequently to prevent a skin from forming, then cover surface with wax paper and chill until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours.
Freeze mixture in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and freeze until hardened, about 3 hours. Let soften 5 minutes before serving.
I use Epicurious.com for most of my recipes - here is a link to their list of ice cream recipes: