I'm not sure what prompted it, but it suddenly occurred to me that we should give it a try. I didn't have a manual, so googled the type of ice cream maker (fairly old), and found that some kind soul had scanned the manual and put it into a .pdf.
We then gathered together the ingredients for Vanilla ice cream...
...eggs, whole milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract.
and vanilla beans - scraped out of their pods. My own touch, as I love having real vanilla beans in vanilla ice cream.
We then mixed the ingredients together,
In the end, the ice cream needed overnight to freeze completely. It turned out tasty, though not as "creamy" as I had hoped, given all the cream we used.
Our next attempt will be chocolate :-)