Looking for a fun—and delicious—summer activity for the neighborhood kids? Try making ice cream in a can! It’s portable enough to take along on a summer camping trip, and fun enough to bring all the neighborhood kids running for an instant front yard ice cream party.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade ice cream!
- 1 1-pound metal coffee can with lid
- 1 3-pound metal coffee can with lid
- Duct tape
- 1 pint of half & half or whole milk
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or ¼ cup sliced strawberries
- Crushed ice
- Rock salt
- Combine all the ingredients together and pour into the 1 pound coffee can.
- Replace the lid and secure with duct tape.
- Place the filled coffee can inside the larger 3 pound can.
- Surround the can with ice and rock salt (which causes the ice to melt, allowing the resulting water/salt mixture to absorb the heat of the ice cream mix).
- Duct tape the lid in place.
- Shake, roll, or kick the can back and forth for 8–10 minutes.
After rolling, take a quick break and check to see if the ice cream is hard, being careful to avoid getting salt water in the ice cream. If the ice cream is not finished, replace the lid and continue rolling for another 8–10 minutes until finished. Remove the lids and serve in bowls.
YUM! What are your favorite flavors?