Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Kick the Can Ice Cream

Here's an interesting recipe that should occupy a lazy afternoon in camp. I found the recipe at TalkCamp.com, where I recently sighed up under the name of Chef Steve. One member posted this recipe in response to a request for "old school" ice cream at camp. My guess is that this is an old trick used by children's camps as a activity for a hot day.

Razzle Dazzle Recipes contain a variation on this recipe.


This should make enough ice cream for four or five campers.

1 cup Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Rock salt

1 one-pound coffee can with lid
1 three-pound Coffee can with lid
Duct tape
Mallet or hammer (for breaking up ice)

Put milk, cream, sugar and vanilla in the one-pound coffee can. Mix well and cover can tightly with lid and duct tape.

Put the one-pound can inside the three-pound can. Pack layers of salt and ice around the smaller can. Put lid on large can.

Now, roll the can back and forth for 10 minutes. Open large can, pour off the ice water (not onto plant life!). Add more ice and salt to fill the can again. Put lid on and roll 15 more minutes.

Take out small can, wipe it dry, open and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I was once assisting with a pre-school class and the teacher brought this in and did it. The kids (4-5 yrs old) had a great time, and the Ice Cream tasted great.

    Then I found that there's a company that makes a plastic ball specifically for that purpose. I found it online at alaskanpackgoat.com