Homemade ice cream

ice cream

Some of you might be interested in the idea of ice cream because you are sweltering away in Summer’s high temperatures. Others of us in cooler climates are just interested in ice cream no matter what time of year it is.

For those who don’t own an ice-cream making machine, here are a couple of ideas:

Canadian Living magazine provides a recipe and a great idea for making ice cream in two coffee cans and then using them to play kick-the-can.

And here are some simple instructions for making ice cream in zip-lock bags.

And here are a set of instructions for making ice cream simply using an electric blender – and a list of yummy things you can add to your ice cream for extra excitement.

For further flavour ideas I found honey and lavender, a list of unusual flavours and black sesame ice cream .

10 Responses to “Homemade ice cream”

  1. Mama Urchin

    I’ve made ice cream using the can method and it turned out quite well. We had the kids roll the cans down a long hill for the alloted time instead of kick them. We also made a version that didn’t use eggs – just a cream, milk, and sugar variety – so if anyone is worried about allergies you could still do this for sure.

  2. Randi

    Take a look at these fun colored ice cream balls from LLBean. The colors are so vibrant and it makes doing the “coffee can” method a bit more colorful. They’re available in pint and quart sizes. My niece is crazy about her bright pink one and she insists her ice cream be pink (strawberry) to match.

  3. Janet

    Oooh, I could dream about ice cream! It’s 100 degrees here (38 Celcius) and we’ve had yet another power outage today. I think I could be elected mayor with some plastic zip bags, ice, salt, and the fixings! What a fun idea, I can’t wait to try it…thanks!

  4. Anastasia

    oh yum!!! thanks for the links!
    Ive always wanted to try homemade icecream but thought u needed a icecream machine!

  5. Carolyn

    That’s wonderful! As we speak, Justine on Playschool is making ‘shakey icecream’ like the ziplock bag method. Freaky coincidence. But lovely! I love Kiddley and visit daily. Thanks Guys!

  6. selena

    We recently had a new ice cream shop open up where we live. The only ice cream shop in town. It is kind of the luxurious type of ice cream but heavenly at the same time so you tend to forget you had to take out a second mortgage to pay for it. Some older people (in their 80’s) were saying it won’t last the winter because people don’t eat ice-cream in the winter. I know we live in a cooler climate here near Seattle, but like you said, I can’t imagine a time not to eat ice cream. We eat it year around and love it in any climate.

  7. Eren

    We’ve been making ice cream the baggie way too…oh and popsicles!!! There is more than one way to stay cool this summer!

  8. lisa

    We used to make ice cream in coffee cans when I was in summer camp. It’s a great way to keep kids occupied for an hour or so (two hours if you preceed it with a blackberry picking session) and made some of the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten.

    Of course, not as many people have coffee cans lying around these days…and the cans are often not metal. I’m sure the ziplock version is fun too.

  9. Yvonne

    Miss 4.5 has been asking me for days to make ‘shakey ice cream’ as she saw on Play School, then I saw the recipe on Kiddley! Made the custard earlier in the afternoon and the whole family sat down with little bags of it in bigger bags of ice and salt, shaking, kneading and crushing for 10mins…. YUM! This was the best ice cream EVER! The trick? DO NOT skimp on ice. One of us didn’t have enough and the ice cream didn’t go hard. Stick with it.. it DOES work.

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