Ice Cream in a Can Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Ice Cream in a Can

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"This homemade ice cream is great to make with kids. Using a small and a large coffee can you can recreate an ice cream maker in your own home! Not to mention this is one of the best homemade ice creams I have ever had!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, instant pudding, milk, half and half and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a 12 ounce size coffee can. Cover the top with plastic wrap, and then the plastic lid. Place the filled coffee can into an empty 34.5 ounce coffee can (the big ones). Fill the empty space with crushed ice, sprinkle generously with rock salt, and cover with the plastic lid.
  2. Roll the cans around on the floor for about 20 minutes. If the center of the ice cream is still soft, place the containers in the freezer to harden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 08, 2003

THIS RECIPE WAS LOTS OF FUN FOR THE GRANDKIDS. I HEATED THE EGG AND CREAM TOGEATHER ALMOST TO A BOIL, THEN LET IT COOL OFF AND THEN MADE THE RECEPE .IT CAME OUT DELICIOUS! WE DID 4 RECIPES SO EVERYONE HAD A TURN AND LOTS OF ICECREAM. JEANIE

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2003

Erm.. Sorry, I just can't classify this as "ice cream". For frozen pudding it's OK.. but it's not ice cream. Sorry.

 

9 Ratings

Jun 06, 2005

This is a fun activity for the kids - especially when camping. To the previous reviewer, the recipe calls for a pasteurized egg (I use Eggbeaters) so you don't have to worry about cooking it.

 
Oct 08, 2003

I tried this recipe out at a recent 4-H club meeting. Watching the girls have a good time while they rolled the cans was fun, and they even ended up creating several games and contests during the rolling. The highlight of the day was (of course) getting to eat the results of all the play. It was a big hit!

 
Jun 14, 2008

Did you happen to catch the nutrional facts on this recipe? The sodium content alone would kill you... that is, of course, if you're eating that cup of rock salt. So... word to the wise... don't eat the rock salt... ha ha ha.

 
Jun 27, 2005

I helped the little kids make this at a recent family get together. We all had a blast taking turns rolling the can around and rolling it across the floor to each other. A lot of fun and the ice cream is really very good. I am going to try it with other flavors.

 
Jun 17, 2004

I have a HUGE problem serving my children raw eggs. I heated the cream, then mixed warm cream with the egg to bring to close to the temp of the cream. I slowly added the warmed egg to the cream and cooked a few minutes. I then let it cool and mixed with the remaining ingredients. Not really worth all the work!

 
Aug 04, 2012

Harder to find items, and was just alittle to pudding tasting only made vanilla though

 

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