To make ice cream you need a measuring cup, a bowl and 2 plastic baggies, a teaspoon, 2 percent milk or whole milk, sugar, and vanilla extract to make a simple version of home made ice cream. You can also use an ice cream machine to make ice cream at home. To view a video see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3-OAwhIvU0.
Ice cream is made by using milk, sugar, flavoring, butter fat and stabilizing agents. It is then pasteurized, blended, and than cooled in a freezer. While it is still in liquid form they remove it from the freezer and pour it into the packaging. The ice cream then hardens at a freezer temp of -25 degrees.