Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Picnic Treat -- Ice Cream in a Can

Take the ingredients for this treat along on a picnic.  You'll have some tasty homemade ice cream within thirty minutes!

You will need:
One large coffee can (or other large round container that can be rolled)
One medium size coffee can (or two smaller containers -- I used almond cans)
Duct tape
Table salt

For each serving:
1/2 cup milk (We used whole milk.  Almond milk works, too!)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. sugar

1)  Mix the ingredients (milk, vanilla, sugar) in small or medium can.  We put one serving in each small almond can (but I think we could've fit two).  We were able to put two small cans in the large one.  If you use a medium can, my guess is that you can fit 4-6 servings (but I'm not sure since we didn't do it that way!).

2)  Tape the lids on the containers with heavy duty tape.

3)  Put the small container(s) into the large container.  Fill with ice and 8 tsps. of salt.  Tape the lid securely.

4)  Roll the container back and forth with your child (and siblings if applicable).  It will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on how many servings are in the can.  If you get tired of rolling, take turns kicking it around or shaking it.

5)  Take the small can out and shake it.  If you don't feel any liquid moving around, it should be ready!  Rinse the outside of the container to keep salt from getting in the ice cream.


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Anonymous Ruth said...

Years ago I did this for a first day of school treat...what fun! I also did it in zip lock bags...ice cream mix in small bag, put in larger zip lock bag and pack ice, salt around it. Then squeeze, shake, etc. until frozen.

May 26, 2010 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I have made ice cream in a ziplock bag a few times -- for a classroom situation that would definitely work better. I was pretty happy with how this "can" ice cream turned out!

May 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous maggy, red ted art said...

This is hilarious! And amazing! Wow!

Thank you!

May I include this in my "Get Crafty" featured - it is a monthly "carnival" and this month's theme is "Summer"?!

Here is LAST month's ManMade as a reference, you can eithere leave a comment there or email me on info (at) redtedart (dot) com.


Would be fabulous to inc;lude this in "Summer Get Crafty"


July 13, 2010 at 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say - we FINALLY Made our own batch of icecream and much to my husband and son's surprise and as if by magice, we had delicious ice cream! Was so pleased. So proud!!!! Will be making more.


Maggy *Red ted art*

August 17, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Darcey said...

This looks like it'd be a great treat! I knew about making the ice cream in plastic bags, but hadn't seen this before. I've included your post on my weekly favorites here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekly-favorites-for-january-16-2011.html

January 16, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do yout hink it will work with soy or rice milk?

September 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

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