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Kick the Can Ice Cream

Jul 25, 2014 01:45PM

When the craving for ice cream hits, try this activity with kids and their friends. This is a great idea for a birthday party, too. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


1 cup milk (can use lowfat, fat-free, flavored)

1 cup whipping cream (can use half-and-half)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract


Rock salt

Large and small cans with lids (like coffee cans, cleaned)

Duct tape


Pour milk, cream, sugar and vanilla into small can. Cover the can and duct tape well. Shake the can to mix. Put a layer of ice and rock salt in large can. Add small can and layer more ice and rock salt. Cover can and duct tape well. Kick or roll the can for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the small can. Scrape the ice cream away from the side of the can. Re-tape and put back in large can with more ice and rock salt. Kick or roll for five to 10 more minutes. Open can, stir and serve.


For reduced fat ice cream, use lowfat or fat-free milk and half-and-half.
For strawberry ice cream, add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen sliced strawberries.
For chocolate chip ice cream, use chocolate milk and add 1/3 cup chocolate chips.


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