Whip together the fruit and cream mixture in just 10 minutes, then put it in your ice cream maker. Even the kids can help make this easy dessert.
In a large bowl, mix half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Stir to dissolve sugar.
In a blender, cover and blend the fruit until nearly smooth. Sieve fruit, if you like. Stir fruit and whipping cream into sugar mixture. Freeze in a 4- to 5-quart ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer's directions. Makes 2 quarts (16 servings).