Making Ice Cream

Don’t bother buying ice-cream. If you have the following ingredients you can make your own!


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Alternate flavor: if you want chocolate ice cream, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 4-6 tablespoons salt
  • 2 trays of ice cubes
  • Small amount of butter
  • 5 teaspoons flavored syrup

Here are 5 different ways to make your own ice-cream!!


Ball Method

This can only be done with a commercial product that mixes ice cream within a specially made ball with two chambers.

Coffee Can Method

This is very similar to the bag method, except instead of using two bags, you use two coffee cans, one bigger than the other.

The Freezer Bag Method

This is good for making individual servings of ice cream to be eaten promptly after making.

The Freezer Method

This method works best with a custard-based recipe that incorporates eggs, because the result will be much smoother. Since it involves a good bit of waiting, however, it may not be the most immediately gratifying for kids.

Pot-Freezer Method

This is how ice cream was typically made before modern refrigeration, using ice cut from lakes and ponds. Hand-cranked ice cream machines are a variation of the sorbetière (a covered pail with a handle attached to the lid) which is a French adaptation of the pot-freezer method.


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