Sunday, June 28, 2009

~tin-can ice cream~

One of the kids' favorite things to do in the summer is make their own ice cream. It's so good and so rich, and the perfect treat for a hot summer afternoon. It's super simple to make and only uses a few ingredients. It's also a fun activity to do with friends or on a camping trip. 1 (3 lb.) clean coffee can with lid
1 (1 lb.) clean coffee with lid
2 or more kids
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Fruit (smashed), chocolate, etc. (optional)
Rock saltIce, or ice cream salt (crushed or small cubes)

Pour all food ingredients into 1-pound coffee can. Put lid on securely. Place inside 3-pound coffee can. Layer ice and salt around sides of small can. Put lid on 3-pound lid on. Roll briskly on hard ground for 10 minutes - cement works best.
Open lid and drain ice water. Open 1-pound lid and stir, scraping sides well. Put the lid back on. Re-pack big can with ice and salt. Re-lid and roll again.
Makes about 3 cups of ice cream.


Kimberly said...

Does this really work?? I have bought an ice cream freezer (maker) every year for three years. Each fall when the travelin' hubby cleans out the garage, he throws it away!! This year I refused to buy one, but desperately miss the ice cream (there is NOTHING like homemade ice cream)! We will try it this week!!! thanks for the idea! :) KIM

Risa said...

That's cute! I'll have to try this.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

What a great idea! My kids would love it.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OMG, What a great idea. I have (7) grandkids, and I know what they are going to be doing this weekend for the 4th, Making Ice Cream! I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks so much. I absolutely love your BLOG. Stop by and say "Hi" sometime at Country Wings in Phoenix. I would be so honored. "Country Hugs", Sherry

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

What an awesome idea, my son will love this!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

that is the cutest thing I've heard - hope to try it this summer!

GREAT idea!!!


Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

yup this does work :) we've done it in zip lock bags though and you just smash it with your hands. Put the ziplock of ingredients inside the ziplock of salt and toss and smash...mmmmm :) :)

Thena said...

We've had an electric ice cream maker for many years. The kids love home-made ice cream, so much that my step-kids request it just about every time their here. Need to find some good recipes though, always end up just making vanilla.

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