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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Coffee Can Ice Cream

For months now I have had these two coffee cans that a friend saved for me (we don’t drink coffee), they even traveled across the United States and Atlantic Ocean from Maryland to Hawaii…
This last week was our ‘vacation week’ and we FINALLY got around to putting them to use!!  I had intended to use them for making ice cream for some time now, so here we go: 
What you’ll need:
2 clean coffee cans (a small and a large) with lids
2 cups half and half
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 T Choc milk powder (like Nesquik)
Ice
Rock salt (though we couldn’t find any so we used coarse sea salt)
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Put all the ingredients (minus ice and salt) into the smaller can. Put the lid on and secure with duct tape.
Put the small can inside the large can.
Surround with layers of ice and salt.
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Secure the lid of the larger can on with duct tape, then take it outside to roll and kick around.  (you may want to wear mittens, we don’t have mittens here in Hawaii, so the kids wore socks!)
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Ta-Da!  After about 30mins (you may need to add more ice and salt), you’ve got chocolate ice cream!  YUM!
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ENJOY!!
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After all was said and done, next time I need two sets (one each) OR we are going to use ziploc bags (2 freezer bags of different sizes) instead…the bickering was relentless during this project; BUT, the end product was SO YUM!

NOTE:  I forgot to mention to rinse off the small can before opening, to avoid a VERY SALTY flavor ;)

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7 comments:

  1. That sounds like fun! But please do tell-what is half and half? Is it milk? We live in South Africa and we don't get that ;-) I'll have to wait till summer to do this one!

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  2. yum. What a fun way to enjoy a sweet, COOL treat!!!

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  3. Thanks for getting back to me! My daughter saw this recipe and is very keen to try it, so it's definitely a summer plan.......going to have to find someone who buys coffee too! :-)

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  4. how cool....lol....I must try this at myhome...thanks for the tip and linking up at NOBH!

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  5. That sounds like me, I've moved things from place to place because I wanted to use it in a craft.

    I need to convince my husband we need some metal coffee cans.......

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  6. This is great! Kids can make their own ice cream but I'd like to try it myself :)

    Visting from No Ordinary bloghop!

    The Twerp and I

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