With summer just around the corner, learning to make homemade ice cream is a must. Strawberry ice cream from Food Wishes is a classic and one of my favorites. As you might have guessed, an ice cream maker is essential to making ice cream. There are a variety of models on the market and one for every budget. There are two types of ice cream makers, one with an insert that you must freeze prior to using and another one that doesn't require a pre-chilled insert. A standard 2 quart ice cream maker will run you anywhere from $50 to $80 dollars depending on the make and model. These machine are great if you are only making one batch of ice cream. They also don't take up a lot of space. The larger, more expensive ice cream makers are for the die hard ice cream-aholic. These heavy duty machines can produce batch after batch without even breaking a sweat. Whatever you choose, a scoop of freshly made ice cream is the most satisfying meal on a hot summer evening.