Sometimes we forget how simple it is to make ice cream. All you really need is sugar, cream, and a way to cool down the liquid while shaking it until it thickens. No fancy mixer needed. In fact, a canning jar and a handful of ice will do the trick quite nicely!
Shared by Victoria of City Cradle Design and posted to the Style Me Pretty blog, this idea for making individual ice cream kits in canning jars is absolutely brilliant. Sugar, vanilla powder, and creamer packets are sealed inside a plastic bag and packed into the canning jar along with some rock salt. When the ice cream mood strikes, you combine the ice cream ingredients in their bag, add some ice to the rock salt, and shake vigorously.
As soon as we saw this tutorial, the gears started turning. Since ice is the only extra thing you need, this would be a great treat to pack for a picnic, camping trip, or even a long car trip. Heck, you could even keep a jar in your drawer at work in case of ice cream emergencies!
Jars could also go into care packages or be handed out as a thank you gift at the end of a dinner party. The kits are inexpensive, easy to assemble, and sure to be lots of fun for everyone involved.
Don’t you think so?
• Get the Full Tutorial: DIY Ice Cream in a Jar at Style Me Pretty
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(Images: City Cradle Design and Jackie Wonders)