Homemade Ice Cream In A Coffee Can
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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 1- 1 lb coffee can with lid (empty and cleaned)
  • 1- 3 lb coffee can with lid (empty and cleaned)
  • 1 pint of half & half (milk can be used instead)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla, 2 T. of choc. syrup, or 1/4 c of strawberries
  • Ice
  • Rock Salt


  1. Add all of the above ingredients to the (1lb) coffee can.
  2. Put the lid on the coffee can and secure with duct tape.
  3. Place the 1 lb coffee can into the 3 lb coffee can.
  4. Surround with crushed ice and rock salt and place the lid onto the 3 lb coffee can.
  5. Have your kids sit on the ground and roll back and forth 3 to 4 feet apart.
  6. Roll for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Check to see if the ice cream is hard; if it isn’t replace the lid, add more ice and rock salt.
  8. Roll for another 8 mins.
  9. Remove the lid to the 1 lb can and serve in bowls.

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