Ice Cream in a Can

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How can I make homemade ice cream in a can?

Ice Cream in a Can

This is a great project for the entire family to enjoy after dinner, and one of the best camping activities you'll ever find. You'll need two clean metal cans, (coffee cans with lids work perfectly). They both have to have lids, and one needs to be larger than the other. You'll also need:

  • 1 cup ice cold milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup or other flavoring
  • Ice
  • Salt
Now, mix together the milk, sugar, vanilla, and flavoring, and place it in the smaller can. Put the lid on and make sure it fits tightly. Put the smaller can inside the larger can and surround it with ice and salt. Put the lid on the larger can and seal it tightly. Now, just let the kids roll the can around on the picnic table or the ground for about 1/2 hour or so. You'll end up with homemade ice cream and the kids will beg to take part in these camping activities.



6/27/2007 7:14:56 PM
Edith said:

I love this activity, I'm acually going to have my students do it in our class room.

12/9/2008 6:58:43 AM
Carol said:

Great! I'd love to hear about it.


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