Saturday, May 26, 2012

Make Ice Cream in a Jar

I saw the idea for ice cream in a jar on asubtlerevelry and I had to try it out because A)  I love Jars and.....really if a jar is involved, do you really need a B)?  How perfect are these for summer treats, July 4th favors, or birthday fun?  They are so simple to throw together as well...and.....you end with homemade ice cream at the end?  Yes, I think I will....
Ice Cream Instructions
1.  Place 1 c. of rock salt in the bottom of the jar. 
2.  In a quart size bag, measure 1 T of sugar, and 1 t. of vanilla powder (I found this in the spice section of a gourmet grocery store, you can also buy it online.  You can use 1 t. of liquid vanilla, but you would probably want to put this in a separate container so it doesn't mix with the sugar if this is going to be sitting around for any length of time). 
3.  Place 8 half and half packets in the jar. 
4.  When you are ready to make the ice cream, combine the powder and half an half packets in the baggie.  Fill the remainder of the jar with ice and salt, and begin shaking for 8 minutes, or until ice cream has formed in the jar. 

6 comments:

Close to Home said...

did you try it? just curious if it works, I think this is a great idea...

Dweza said...

What size jar did you use?

Dweza said...

What size jar did you use?

Christy said...

Dweza,
There is no specific size jar you did-but you want it to be large enough that when you put ice in it, there is room for it to shake against your bag of supplies (so, not the small mason jars you put jam in-go at least one size bigger-about equal to a dill pickle jar). Hope that helps.

Susan Ann said...

When you say rock salt, are you referring to Kosher salt? or Salt that you would put on the ground when it snows to melt the ice? or water softener salt? I do not have access to the kind you put on the ground so I am looking for an alternative if that is what is used. I figure salt is salt but don't want to waste the ingredients trying out different salts.
Thank you

Christy said...

Susan Ann, Sorry for the delay! You should be able to locate Rock Salt at any grocery store-including Walmart, BUT if you don't have access to one of these stores, you can use other kinds of salt...including table salt. BUT if you use some of these smaller grain salt, they make these freeze faster, so you have to just watch and make sure your ice cream doesn't get too cold or it will get crunchy instead of the traditional smooth texture. Hope that helps!