Capitol City Visit

Capitol City Visit
Madison Wisconsin

Monday, May 24, 2010

Homemade Ice Cream......Fun for a Summer Day!

Yesterday, my kids and I made homemade ice cream! It was close to 90 here in Western Wisconsin and very humid outside. We had gotten an LLBean ice cream ball for christmas but not used it yet! It proved to be relatively simple and delicious!

For this first time (with the ball, 1 qt. size), we used one of their recipes;


1 quart half-and-half
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 c sugar
1/2 c chopped marshmallows (or mini marshmallows)
1/2 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

Serve with graham crackers for dipping.

(recipe obtained from:

The additional items we needed were some rock salt and ice cubes. And about a half hour for the rolling! The food ingredients are added to the metal canister inside the ball. The rock salt and ice is added to the space between the canister and the inside of the plastic ball! Once everything is added, then you roll the ball back and forth to one another! There were four of us. It was fun! My youngest did get a little impatient with all this rolling!

I've made homemade ice cream in metal coffee cans before, also. These yielded very similar results to this ice cream ball! I'm sure the recipes would work as long as the canisters were of the correct size (pt. or qt.). We were able to find the rock salt (morton) right in the grocery store, in the baking isle. One box is enough for multiple rollings. Have Fun!

Please remember to check out my shop for some end of school sales on unique handcrafted jewelry and beaded bookmarks! And I am also running a sale on all PINK jewelry through the end of May!. Please see prior posts and pictures to the right for details! Have a great week! Carol


  1. Homemade ice cream is the best! It's a good momma who takes the time to do these things with the children. These are the things they remember when they grow up.

  2. mmm. . . I've been wanting to make some lately