I used to love fudgicles, so you have my ice cream sympathy.
I bought an ice cream maker from amazon a few years ago. Took me a while to face up to using it. Easy, it turned out, once I figured out how to connect the cheapo whacko device. (I say this as a snot, who followed expensive ice cream making devices when I was in my italy delirious days.)
I don't always have ingredients around, which involve relatively fresh milks, though never believe the recipes, you don't need serious cream, they lie.
This sounds exorbitant but was a joy when I plug the damned thing in.
I think you could get used to it, if you could nab an ice cream maker - but one needs the $48.00 in first place to buy the thing. Or a really good eye at goodwill.
I don't say this to taunt, but just in case you run across one.
Perhaps you have friends who don't want to pish with their ice cream maker any more.
I make a really good chocolate ice cream, courtesy of a website where I skip a lot, and use only baking cocoa.