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17 May

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe #1


    • 1 cup of milk
    • 1 cup of whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla
    • salt
    • 1 large – 3 lb coffee can with a plastic lid
    • 1 small – 1-pound coffee can with a plastic lid
    • Ice

    Here’s what you do with the ingredients:

    • Have your parent’s permission before you start.
    • First freeze both coffee cans overnight.
    • The next day, mix the sugar, cream and milk together in the smaller can.
    • Put the lid on securely and place it in the large can.
    • Pack ice into the large can around the small can
    • Sprinkle with salt into the ice so it makes your coffee can ice cream maker real cold.
    • Put the lid on the large coffee can securely and start rolling it. It will take a while so you need to be patient.
    • Replace the ice when it starts melting.
    • Stir the mixture every once in a while as the ice cream thickens.
    • Keep rolling you can until the ice cream is thick.


    Recipe for Homemade Ice Cream in a Coffee Can #2

    This is a great activity for when you’re camping. The kids will enjoy making and eating it too.

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes


    • One – 1-pound coffee can with lid
    • One – 3-pound coffee can with lid
    • One – pint of half and half (milk can be used instead)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • One teaspoon vanilla
    • One – egg, beaten (optional)
    • Two tablespoons of chocolate syrup,
    • …or 1/4 cup of strawberries


    • Add all of the ingredients into the one pound coffee can.
    • Mix well.
    • Cover the coffee can with its lid and secure it with duct tape.
    • Place the One pound coffee can inside the three pound coffee can.
    • Surround the small can with crushed ice and rock salt.
    • Cover the three pound can with its lid securely.
    • Now, have the kids roll the can back and forth while they sit on the ground three to four feet apart.
    • Roll the can for 8 to 10 minutes
    • Alternately, the kids could kick the can back and forth.
    • Check the ice cream to see if it’s frozen.
    • If not, secure the lid and add more ice and salt.
    • Continue to roll the can for 8 more minutes.
    • Open the can and serve your ice cream into bowl.
    • This can serve from 4 to 6 persons.

    These Two Homemade “Coffee Can” Ice Cream Recipes will keep the kids entertained and happy. Have fun!

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