Tonight, made kitchen-sink Indian and, for dessert, Raspberry Stracciatelle Ice Cream" ... without the stracciatelle. The best thing you can do for mixing hot cream into cool eggs is have four pairs of hands. I was skeptical, but an ice bath really does cool the mixture down - it's not a fast process, but it's effective. We used a roasting pan filled with ice water. (Note to self: make more ice in advance.)
Homemade ice cream is, indeed, obscenely good. I definitely will be delving into the murky deeps of other flavor possibilities. I may never been seen again.