Kara's Party Ideas Party Activity, Kick The Can Ice Cream! - Homemade Ice Cream Recipe | Kara's Party Ideas

Over the next two weeks I will be showcasing the latest party I planned…An ICE CREAM SOCIAL! This party was so much fun to style and put together. I’m dreaming of ice cream all night long now! I’m starting off with the party activities {since I was invited to talk about neighborhood block party ideas on the Channel 2 Fresh Living Show tomorrow morning}.

This second party activity is similar to the ziplock bag activity {here}. It’s just one more way for the kiddos to make ice cream! Either one is super fun and easy.


You will need:

– 1 pint half & half

– 1/3 cup granulated sugar

– 4 tablespoons of your favorite pudding mix

– 10 cups ice

– 1 1/2 cups rock salt {kosher salt or sea salt may be used too}

– 3-pound can, emptied and rinsed

– 1-pound can, emptied and rinsed

– Duct tape

Photography by Lyndsey Fagerlund

How to make:

1. In a medium bowl, combine half and half, sugar and pudding mix with a whisk until mixed.
2. Place the 1-pound can inside the 3 pound can and pour ice cream mixture into the smaller can.
3. Cover the smaller can with it’s lid and seal with duct tape.
4. Surround the smaller can with ice and salt by layering 5 cups of ice with 3/4 cup of salt, etc.
5. Cover the 3-pound can with it’s lid and seal with duct tape.

6. Have the kids kick the can around! They can also roll the can back and forth on its side. Do this for 10 minutes.

7. After 10 minutes, open up the cans and check the ice cream.The mixture on the sides of the smaller can will set up faster than the center so use a rubber spatula to quickly scrape down the sides and give the ice cream one big stir. Replace the lid on the smaller can and reseal with duct tape.

8. Dump out the melted ice and place the smaller can back into the larger one. Surround the small can with new ice and salt and put the lid back on and seal with duct tape.
9. Ask the kids to roll or kick the can for 10 more minutes.
10. Once they’re done, open the cans and serve the ice cream to your little guests!

*Use your favorite flavor of pudding to change the ice cream flavor.
*After the first 10 minutes of kicking the can, mix in some nuts, chocolate chips, or cookie crumbles to enhance the flavor of your ice cream.

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