Make the ice cream mixture according to the recipe instructions. If the mixture is cooked or heated at all, chilling it first will speed this process along immeasurably and result in an ice cream with a creamier texture. You can do this by putting the mixture in a large metal or ceramic bowl (the same one you're going to freeze it in) and setting that bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice. Stir once in awhile until mixture is cold.
Put mixture in the freezer for about 20 minutes.