It is possible to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. You can make our no churn recipes and you can make the churn recipes if you are prepared to freeze your mixture and get it out of the freezer every couple of hours to give it a good stir and break up any ice crystals that have formed. However, an ice cream maker makes the whole process quicker, simpler and probably gives you better results in terms of texture. As the ice cream maker churns it both freezes your mixture and adds air to it. There are a range of ice cream makers on the market ranging from around £20 up to around £200. We have a good selection in our shop. The difference in price is because the less expensive machines have bowls which need to be frozen in a freezer before you can use them whilst the more expensive machines have built in compressors which means there is no need to pre freeze the bowl.