No need to purchase an ice cream maker! Here are four easy ways to make frozen treats at home. Get creative – add toppings and mix-ins of your choosing for even more flavor.

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Mason Jar Ice Cream

Fill a 16-ounce mason jar halfway with whipping cream, then add 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and 2 tbs. of sugar. Cover tightly and shake until the mixture is thick, about 5 minutes. Freeze the mixture to the desired consistency and enjoy! Source:

Coffee Can Ice Cream

Empty and clean metal coffee cans and lids. One should be 12-16 ounces and the other 32-48 ounces. The smaller can must be able to fit inside of the larger coffee can with a bit of room all the way around it. In the smaller coffee can, mix up the milk, whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. Secure the lid on the small can with duct tape. Place the smaller can into the center of the larger can. Fill with crushed ice all around the small can, and pour rock salt on the ice. Cover the large can and secure it with duct tape. Roll the can around on the floor for about 15 minutes. Drain off the melted ice and add more ice and rock salt. Roll the can on floor for another 15 minutes, open and serve. Source:

Two-Ingredient Ice Cream

This recipe couldn’t be easier—all you need is 14 ounces (1 can) sweetened condensed milk (fat-free or regular) and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Both ingredients should be chilled. Beat the cream on medium speed in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) until stiff peaks form. Turn down the speed and pour the condensed milk into the whipped cream. Increase the mixer speed again and whip until your mixture is thick. This is the ice cream base; add any flavors you like (candy, cookies, cake pieces, fruit, etc.). Place in a sealed container and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight before eating. Source:

Ice Cream in a Bag

½ cup milk
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Plenty of ice
6 tablespoons rock salt
One gallon-size freezer bag
One quart-size freezer bag

In the small bag, combine cream, milk, sugar and vanilla. Remove as much air as possible from bag and seal it tightly. Fill the large bag halfway with ice. Add the salt and mix to help distribute it. Place the bag of ice cream mixture inside and seal the larger bag. Shake the bag continuously for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture starts to firm up. Use a kitchen towel or oven mitts to protect your hands from the cold. Remove the ice cream-filled bag from the ice, wipe the bag clean from salt and scoop out the ice cream to serve. Source:

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