Tin Can ICe Cream
Ice cream is such a simple and delicious treat that many of us take for granted. We pop into our local shops, reach into the freezer, and voilà… ICE CREAM! Well that is good and all, but making ice cream made the old fashion way tastes so much sweeter. It also happens to be the perfect activity for birthday parties, summer BBQs, and camps.
You start with your favorite Ice cream recipe. I have included a simple recipe that uses only four ingredients.
2 cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup sugar
1 vanilla bean scraped
Pinch of salt
Rock salt or ice cream salt
4 large can 12 small cans
Once your mixture is ready you will need to cool it. Submerge the pot into a large ice bath. Once the mixture has cooled you may either place in the refrigerator for later or start the freezing process.
Then place three of the 4oz containers on top of the ice. Next fill the container to the top with the same ratio of salt/ice mixture . Seal the tin with a rubber mallet, rock, or whatever you use to seal a paint can. If it is a coffee can I suggest duct taping the lid to prevent leaks.
The can will start to collect frost on the outside and the ice inside will begin to melt. You may need to drain the cans and add more salt ice mixture. It took our crew approximately 15 min to 20 min for a soft serve dish of awesomeness to be created.
I hope you have as much fun with this process as we did!
Jessica Lim is the founder of Hound 47 LLC, an event management company specializing in culinary education and unique private catering. She has been part of the restaurant industry since 1992, working her way through a variety of culinary venues. She found her passion for education while teaching her own four children to cook. Always looking for a way to spend more time with her little ones inspired her to start her own business. In 2016 she began teaching kids to cook professionally and doing what she does best, “Throwing Parties.” She considers herself a dreamer with a bottomless well to pull from, and feels most comfortable in life when her plate is overflowing. Her lifetime goal is to open a unique country event space incorporating all of her passions: food, theatre, education, and wide open views.