Ice Cream Party

    Posted by  ·  July 31, 2008

    It is still hot here and we are still making any possible attempt to stay cool! We had some friends over today and made ice cream in bags and a can.

    How to make Ice Cream In a Bag

    For each individual you will need:

    1/2 cup milk or half and half (I have seen where you can even use flavored coffee creamer)
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 tablespoon sugar
    ice
    1/4 cup rock salt
    2 quart sized  Freezer Zip-loc bags (could use smaller bags)
    1 gallon Freezer size Zip-loc  bag
    a hand towel or winter gloves to keep little fingers from freezing

    Mix the milk, sugar and vanilla together in one of the quart sized bags. Seal, removing as much air from the bag as possible. Place this bag inside the other quart sized bag, remove air and seal (double bagging to prevent leaking and insuring success).  Put the two bags inside the gallon sized bag along with the ice (we filled the bag with ice) and then about 1/4 cup rock salt. Remove air and seal tightly.  Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake, shake, shake.

    It was near 100 degrees today so it took about 15 minutes to freeze.  I would think if it had been cooler it would have frozen quicker. Since it took longer we had a bit of trouble keeping the kids interested ——so the moms were left holding the bag!

    Rinse the small bag before eating or be careful when removing from the outside bag to keep it salt free. We added toppings (chocolate syrup, M&Ms, broken oreos, pretzels and peanut butter cups) right into the bag and began eating! Yum —-We had plenty of participation for this!

    How to Make Ice Cream in a Coffee Can

    2 clean coffee cans (2lb and about 13 oz size), both with lids
    2 cups half and half
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 1/2  tsp vanilla
    3 tbs chocolate syrup

    Ice
    About 1/2 cup Rock Salt

    Place the ice cream mixture in the smaller coffee can and seal lid with duct tape.  Place the smaller can in the center of the larger can. Pour the ice and salt around the smaller can.

    Put the lid on the larger can and place a piece of duct tape around the lid to make sure it is really secure. Roll the can around outside for about 30 minutes.

    Again it was so hot that we had to refill the ice and salt in the can about half way through! Our kids weren’t too crazy, so we did just fine leaving the duct tape off after we refilled the ice.  Rinse smaller can before serving.

    Everyone agreed the chocolate ice cream was our favorite.

     

    Comments

    1. cindylouh
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      The winner chosen by the random number generator is (drum roll please)

      Comment #137 , "This is like one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Like EVER. My girls would have a ball with this! Great idea!" from Stitchblade
    2. jennifer slusser
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      sounds wonderful! you can get a good work out in before you eat the ice cream!
    3. Annie
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      I saw this on food network recently and have been dying to try it!
    4. Molly Capel
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      These look so neat!
    5. kerri
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      i would love this how fun we love ice cream here
    6. Monday, August 4th, 2008
      That looks like so much fun! My three would love it.
    7. Kimmy
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      LOL just happen upon and there are over 300 comments. That is so cool. :)

      I did this with my preschoolers. I made a small zip lock bag for each one. They loved it.

      Kimmy
    8. Heather C
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      We actually did the 'shake the bag' ice cream earlier this year (April). It was a hit! Thanks for the giveaway!
    9. Erin
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      Thanks for the recipes and a chance to win the ice cream ball!
    10. Monday, August 4th, 2008
      Man, I was looking all over for something like this! Yum looks so good!

      I made ice cream in a bag once in Home Ec in middle school, and then went home and made it for my family every week for a few months. Lol.
    11. ellen cunningham
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      I would love to win this for my son.
    12. Lauri
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      We are going to a big BBQ festival this weekend and this a great idea of food+entertainment! Especially for a large group! Thank you!
    13. ronald bowling
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      this looks like a ball of fun for my grand child
    14. Kristen Hendricks
      Monday, August 4th, 2008
      I would love to win the Mega Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball. It really does look like a lot of fun and I have always wanted to make homemade ice cream. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
    15. Bhavana
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      My daughter would have a blast with this..we love ice cream!!
    16. kathy pease
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)
    17. lorene
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I would love to do this with my kids, what a cute idea
    18. Mary Jo
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Would love to try this product at preschool! Good, creative fun, while at the same time presenting a cooking and science activity. We have also had great fun making homemade "snow ice cream" during our long winters.
    19. Jennifer R
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Oh, this brings back memories of my dad and I making ice cream when I was a little girl. My dad is still around and 80 years old, but on ocassion we'll bring out his old ice cream maker and make buttermilk ice cream. I would love a "newer" maker to share with my kids!
    20. Ellen Ring
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      What a great idea, the kids would have a ball & get the benefits of the ice cream.
    21. diane schurbon
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      used to have to turn the handle on the old churn type when i was little. This looks like at lot more fun
    22. Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      The 4 boys would love this!
    23. Kimberly L
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Oh my, this is one fantastic item ! My kids would enjoy this so much. Thank you for the chance to win one.
    24. Hetal Gandhi
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I have always wanted to try this.

      herry123_us at live dot com/
    25. aimee
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Hey! I have been meaning to make ice cream in a bag, but the ball would be even more fun for my boys! Thanks for the great contest
    26. Alex Herring
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I have used these before and they are very fun. Kids love them. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    27. Patricia Hill
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      My grandkids would have so much fun with this. And, they love ice cream.
    28. Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      My boys would get a "kick" out of this. Thanks!
    29. israel y
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      i love ice cream. thanks for the giveaway!
    30. Sharon Jones
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      LOVE ICE CREAM! Great contest...thanks so much for entry :O)
    31. Gwen L
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I love homemade ice cream, but I get so tired of cranking, and I refuse to let an electric motor do the work. This ball looks like so much fun, and so much less mess than the coffee-can method. A great idea and a great giveaway! Thanks.
    32. amandasue
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Neat blog! And I love the recipes thanks for sharing! I plan on trying it with my family. :)
    33. Jacqueline Carpenter
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      This is what I need because I am an ice-creamaholic and I could have fun,me and the neighbors, making our own.
      Thanks for a great contest.
    34. Pamela White
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I love ice cream and would love to make my favorite mixed berry ice cream in the ball.
    35. Angela K
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      How fun! I would love to win!
    36. chris Conanan
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      i love ice cream so this would be a great win .
    37. jill
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      ooooo! So much like a hamster ball and yet still makes ice cream! Love it!
    38. Teresa
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      My daugher is having an ice cream birthday party and these ideas will fit right in...thanks!
    39. Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Yum!
    40. Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I'd love to win this for my girls!
    41. Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      Thanks for the idea of using the coffee can! The ball looks like fun, too.
    42. Zeek
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      That is such an awesome toy for me and the kids! I love it!
    43. Dewi
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      We've been eyeing for this magic ball. :)
    44. Amy
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      My parent's have this and my kids tried it once and loved it, they would love to have their own to make ice cream with! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    45. Jessica
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      i've always wanted to make ice cream at home!
    46. Bree
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      This would be so fun in the South Carolina heat!
    47. Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
      I stumbled across your site today and I am putting it in my feeds! These sound like such fun ideas. Maybe we can give one a try this week! Thanks!
    48. Rachel Watts
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      My 8 year old could make his own ice cream! Enter me please!
    49. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I would love to win this. I just recently moved in with my daughter and her husband and their 7 children. How much more fun could a grandma have than making ice cream with her grandchildren.
    50. Ellie
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      That sounds like so much fun - the kids would absolutely love it!
    51. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      my 8 year old remembers doing this in school and loved it, she'd have fun with this, i can taste a bowl of homemade peach now, mmmm
    52. LaOrangepeel
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      OH! That looks so cool!!! I love homemade ice cream too!! Count me in!!!!
    53. Niki
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      How great is that! Even my 1 year old would love to kick the 'ball' around. mmm.....now I want some icecream!!
    54. Brenda Elsworth
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      how cool is this! my kids would have a blast! play time with a reward! haha
    55. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      We are all ice cream fiends around here. That looks like it would be fun to use!!

      Thanks for the great giveaway! I have my fingers and toes crossed for this one.
    56. Cassandra
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Thanks for all the ice cream making ideas--the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker is a great idea!
    57. Marz
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      The play and freeze ball sounds cool! I love the ease and fun, fun, fun part of it. We are having a party on the 22nd and this would be a big hit with kids and bigger kids alike. lol
    58. Marci
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Ice cream, Ice cream, we all scream for ice cream....LOL!
    59. Lynnette
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I believe you have truly captured the essence of summer there. What a fabulous post!

      I have wanted one of those ice cream balls forever! I'm addicted to finding ice cream recipes, but I'm waiting to save up enough money for one of those things (poor college student here! haha). Thanks for the fun!
    60. Meredith Peters
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      What a super idea! Play while making a treat!
    61. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I've never made homemade ice cream. This looks so fun. thanks for the giveaway!
    62. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      We'd have a blast making our own ice cream (plus playing at the same time!) What a cool giveaway! Thanks!
    63. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      What fun! In addition to getting to kick something around, you get repaid with ice cream!
    64. Lisa
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Oh...this reminds me of some special times visiting my Grandparents and having homemade ice cream. I would love to relive those memories more often. :)
    65. Sarah
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      My son loves ice cream (we all do) and he's great at throwing. This looks like fun!
    66. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      We LOVE homemade ice cream
    67. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      First time to your blog, it looks like fun!
      Cute pics of making the ice cream!
      Enter me, please!
    68. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      This would be so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
    69. Donna Kozar
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      What a neat idea. We love homemade ice cream.
    70. Laura B.
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Fun! I've always wanted to try one of these!
    71. Mae
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      YUM!!!!
    72. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      very cool, I even like the shade of purple in the pic
    73. Valerie
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Wow-how cool!
    74. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      This would be so much fun to do with my 4 year old. Count me in.
    75. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      rock on
    76. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      That is so cool!
    77. denice p
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      i enjoyed reading the post and the pics helped a lot cause my my seriously could not wrap around how you could make ice cream with bag and coffee cans. but lo and behold you can. lol that's what i call thinking outside the box!
    78. Jillian
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Oh, we love ice cream around here! Hope to win!
    79. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I have been wanting one of these all summer! My daughter, husband and I would have a great time rolling and throwing the ball around. I will have to try out the ice cream in a bag though!

      the_other_alice_ (at) yahoo.com
    80. RachelakaMommy
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      My three little girls and I have made the ice cream in the bag before. Super easy, super fun, and super yummy! (I did do most of the shaking.) I have never seen the ice cream maker ball. How cool! We would use that weekly at least. Thank you!
    81. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I have seen that in a catalog and have swooned over how much fun it would be. I am a sucker for home made icecream!
    82. Cindi
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      What a wonderful concept! I love it. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi
    83. Becca
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      When I was a kid my mom bought us an icecream freezer that was a glorified coffee can. It was insulated and we rolled it back and forth between two kids. I think this ball would be a lot of fun for kids.
    84. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I've always wanted to try this! I have great memories of homemade ice cream from my childhood. Thanks for the chance to win!
      Paula
    85. Xenia
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      How fun, my daughter would love to play with this ball and then to get ice cream out of it too - best of both worlds!
    86. Peter
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      This would definitely be useful in Texas. Temperature is set to be over 100 for the next couple of days. :P

      We have a large ice cream maker, but it's not quite the same.
    87. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting this!
    88. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I would absolutely LOVE to win this!! Homemade icecream tastes like no other. I absolutely adore it and crave the taste but don't want to buy an ice cream maker and crank out ice cream just for myself. This would be perfect for me!

      ckbruce@ymail.com
    89. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      I've never seen anything like this! Wow is this neat! This could be a lot of fun too, please enter me!
    90. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Well, that's the coolest thing I've seen in a very long time. Count me in!
    91. Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Oh, I have been wanting one of these ever since they came out.

      Thanks for the chance!
    92. Marla Bland
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      Wow! The kiddos would LOVE this! Thanks for the chance to win!
    93. divrchk
      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
      This looks like so much fun. We'd love this!
    94. Renee Borders
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My baseball playing, ice cream eating grandsons would love this. Thanks for the chance to win it. :)
    95. Melon
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Burn the calories before ingesting them, brilliant!
    96. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      i would sooo love to win that ball and throw an ice cream party to help keep cool in humid ol' nebraska!
    97. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      i have heard of these, and never actually see one. what a great thing to have for the hot florida summer!
    98. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Looks like a lot of fun! If I were the lucky winner we would have to take it camping with us! Thanks so much for the great giveaway! audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com
    99. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How neat! I've never seen anything like this before.
    100. Jen
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I tried the ice cream in a bag with my kids. They got bored and my arms got really tired. The ice cream ball would be great.
    101. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'd love to win this - looks like a lot of fun!
    102. Masa
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have such fond memories of making ice cream with my little sister during hot summer nights. Rich and custardy vanilla was our favorite! Thanks for sharing.
    103. Christina
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This sounds like a lot of fun!
    104. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      OOOH! Pick me me me me me. What a great idea!
    105. Amy
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How awesome!!!

      I would love to use that with my older kids (I run an afterschool program), have them play a little soccer like action and not tell them they're making ice cream!
    106. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My kiddos would love this!
    107. Beki
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What great fun! Thanks for the opportunity!
    108. Jessica
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Sounds fun!!
    109. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Hi! I don't care to win the ice cream ball since I'm hoping to buy an automatic maker soon, but I wanted to tell you that making ice cream in cans is an awesome revelation since I'm used to shaking things around in bags! Thanks for sharing the idea!
    110. Diana - New York City
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'm going to try your freezer bag idea -- thanks for all you do.
    111. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh my gosh! Roo and Jasper would LOVE this!!! And it would wear them out, so it could balance out the effects of feeding a 4 and 1 year old too much sugary ice cream... perfect.
    112. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Wow, Cindy! Your comments are off the chart! Congratulations. The bag and can method have long been favorite ways to cool off at girl scout camp. Do you know the recipe to make ice cream from pop/soda & Eagle Brand milk? It is really fun, it freezes fast and it doesn't require cooking the mixture before you freeze it.

      Hugs!
      L
    113. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      It looks like you all had a lot of fun with the kids making all that ice cream. The ball looks like fun also. When I was little I remember all the kids taking turns cranking the old style ice cream machine. Seems like we all got bored with that before it was done ever and the grown-ups had to take over. The ball would be a lot more fun!

      I've also linked back to you on my blog here:
      http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-blog-found-from-giveaways.html
    114. Staci J.
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My husband loves ice cream and my little girl loves balls. This would be perfect and they'd both have fun.
    115. Claire
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I went to a BBQ party the other day and the kids LOVED kicking this ice cream ball around on the grass. Would be so excited if I won this for our family! Thanks for the giveaway.
    116. Trisha
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We love ice cream here, especially the homemade variety! My 3 year old Jack would have a ball with this! Pick me, pick me HAHAHA!
    117. Andrea
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Looks like so much fun!
    118. Gina Stratos
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Very cool! My kids would love it.
      gkstratos@yahoo.com
    119. Melissa
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is so great! I love that it's a way to encourage kids to play with a reward at the end for just having fun!
    120. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love to win the ice cream ball - we love homemade ice cream!
    121. April
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      ice cream maker ball is genius! =) i'd love to have one thrown my way!
    122. Terri Donnelly
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      The grandkids would have a ball and you can't get any easier that this!
    123. Heather R
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I love this idea! You have fun and get ice cream!
    124. Jen
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      It would be so fun to try this with my kids!
    125. kristen
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      this looks like so much fun . . . something the kids can work together at too . . . thanks!

      kristen

      ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com
    126. Lachelle
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We would get so much use out of this! Homemade ice cream is the best.
    127. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How FUN!
    128. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I heart homemade iecream. It's outta this world. Fun, plus great exercise! Thanks!
    129. sue
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That is awesome!! I have always wanted one for our family, hope I win!!

      Thanks for the chance!

      Blessings
      sue
      marklovessue@numail.org
    130. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Ooo I saw this on Amazon. It's a top seller. I'd love one, which is why I'm entering, lol!
    131. Rodney K
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Kids would love it
    132. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      my daughter is dairy-free, and we don't like rice or soy ice creams, so we make our own coconut milk ice cream, but we don't have an ice-cream maker so it's never really good. this would be great!
    133. Sam
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Although I'm in my 20s, my friends and I are 5 year old kids at heart and would love love love this easier version of coffee-can ice cream.
    134. JenniferH
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We have been thinking about getting one of these. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

      http://jennifer-dazedandconfused.blogspot.com/
    135. LisaW
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Wow! My husband would LOVE this (OK, I think it looks like fun too!)
    136. Ann
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a fun and great idea for playing with the kids and have a nice refreshing dessert at the end!! Thanks fr the great giveaway!
    137. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've wanted one of these forever! I'd love to win. Thanks!
    138. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My son would feel like he was in heaven with this. He loves to roll balls around, and he really loves ice cream. And, I would love it too.
    139. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would LOVE this portable ice cream maker! So cute, and thanks for all the tips on how to make ice cream!
    140. Jennifer
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That would be so much fun and a great afternoon activity to do with the kids. Thanks so much!
    141. Suzie G
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I read about the bag ice cream a few years ago and my sister and I did it a lot. It was fun and neat. Then once the inner baggy got a hole in it and I didn't realize it. When I grabbed a spoon and took a rather large sample of our creation I gagged! It was sooooo salty! I'll never forget that.... YUCK! The play ball looks like fun and would eliminate the broken bag problem. My daughter would probably have a ball making ice cream.
    142. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      ooh, oooh, pick me I want to try it!!! yumo, homemade ice cream
    143. Michelle
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      It would be so much fun to make ice cream, this would be a great project for my sons daycare on his show and tell day !!
    144. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I love ice cream!!!
    145. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Ooh, this would be so much fun!!! Especially on the 100 degree days around here!
    146. Kristan
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      it's hot hot hot here too...this would be really fun!
    147. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Sounds like a lot of fun! My kids would love it!
    148. Kristie
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My daughter would love this!
    149. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've seen this in the store a couple of times. I want one.
    150. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have the fondest memories of making homemade icecream on the backporch in the summer. I would love to win this and start the tradition with my son.

      gratefulsoul at hotmail.com
    151. Tiffany Lane
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      this is so cool.
    152. Rebecca
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have always wanted to make ice cream, but with my lack of an ice cream maker, I have been hindered.....or so I thought. Thanks for this post!
    153. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That is really, really cool! Nice giveaway!
    154. Jennifer Still
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How much fun would this be?! I remember the old days of having to sit there and crank that stinkin' ice-cream maker FOREVER just to get ice cream. It's about time someone thought of a really cool, fun thing like this! Thanks for the chance to win it.
    155. Jennifer
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How cool, what a fun way to make ice cream! Thanks for the giveaway!
    156. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      this looks like sooo much fun! thank you!
    157. Erin H.
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I know each member of my family would be very pleased to use this---thanks for the opportunity to win it!
    158. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That looks like fun!
    159. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love this! This is a cool item, My kids would love this and they would gobble it up at night. It's in the 100s here in Colorado so this would be a great treat for them to help combat this rare and misearable heat!
    160. Maggie Smith
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I am an ice cream aholic and this would be wonderful! I am planning baby #2 soon and this would get me through my pregnancy and help me with all of my cravings, thank you!!!!
    161. Alice Hansen
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a cool product! And I loved your blog entry - I'm going to try those ideas. Thanks!
    162. Denise
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Sounds like such a fun day! Wish I would have been there!
    163. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Very *cool* giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter. We would love to have a blast with this.
    164. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is so cool! I've never seen this before but I know my boys would love it. Thanks for the entry!
    165. Peggy Gorman
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be so much fun and I love ice cream. Count me in
    166. Jennifer C
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've had my eye on these. Thanks for the contest!
    167. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I love homemade icecream in the can! Even my baby can help with the rolling part! You have such great ideas!
    168. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      i love this! what a great idea. i've always wanted to try making ice cream! great blog, and great giveaway.

      i have giveaways every weekend on The Pink Potpourri. so be sure to swing by and enter to win!
    169. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Yummy!
    170. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oooo, sign me up too! We looove homemade ice cream! :)
    171. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Would love one of these for the kids!
    172. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've been eyeing these for quite some time but haven't ever gotten one. We'd love to win one!
    173. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Yummy...thanks for the fun giveaway! :)
    174. Leah
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This looks like a blast! I'd love to try it out!
    175. Lisa P
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      how fun!~
    176. Jenny
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Fun, fun, fun -- looks like I need to stop by more often! Who knew it was ice cream day?!? Do I have the cutest niece ever?!?
    177. Joni
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How fun is that? I love it! What a great idea! It must be mine! ;-)
    178. Trisha
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a neat summertime activity to do with the kids - thanks!
    179. Debra Ford
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Sounds like a lot of fun and something the kids would be amazed with!
    180. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a fun idea. The ziploc bags sound easy but this ball would be so much fun. We love homemade icecream!
    181. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love to win this! My family would love it.
    182. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      what an awesome idea! i love making homemade ice cream! YUM!!
    183. Meg
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a fun gadget for kids! I bet they love to see the creation they have made after simply playing with the ball. Thanks for the giveaway.
    184. Kam A
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My boys would love this!! How fun!

      Thank you for the giveaway!
    185. Gregg
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Wow! I want to make ice cream now! Great giveaway!
    186. Jessica
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!
    187. Kate
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've seen those before and have always wanted to try it! It looks like so much fun!
    188. Jodi
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My kids would just love this ball. Ice Cream and a game, can't ask for more than that.
    189. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've been being intrigued by that ball for awhile, I'd love to win it.
    190. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would absolutely LOVE to have one of these! It would be fun for my kids AND for my students!

      onlycancan at hotmail dot com
    191. Sherry
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh.. This is so cool...now if they can just make one that would clean the floor too...

      Thank you for offering this great item.

      MamaSherryBoBerry
    192. Sheila
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'm adding the ingredients for the ice cream to my shopping list this morning. I have always meant to do this with my kids and never have. This is the week!
    193. Erica
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is neat - I've even heard of families taking these camping!
    194. CrystalGB
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How cool. My neices would have a lot of fun with this.
    195. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is so great! I've been eyeing these at the store for ages. It would be wonderful for the summer. It's such a good idea!
    196. tina
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Thanks for the tip on making ice cream in a bag/can. I think we might try it this weekend. tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com
    197. Janine Brotzman
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a nifty idea! Thanks for the giveaway!
    198. Carrie
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a hoot! This seems like a great way to make ice cream and burn the calories preemptively! lol.

      I'd love this. :)
    199. ursula
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      gadzooks!!!
      my kids and I were just talking about how great it would be to make our own ice cream - - available to us night and day - how dangerously good!!!
      fingers crossed!
    200. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've never heard of these, but they would be soooooo cool (literally) to have!
    201. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be sooo great for the hot summers!!! How cool! I totally want one!!
    202. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I was just telling my husband about these a couple of weeks ago! We're ice cream fanatics and this house, so I would LOVE to win this! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway :D
      Katie
      babylyons (at) live (dot) com
    203. Carrie
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a great idea! My kids would love it...
    204. Megan
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That is such a cool device! I will certainly be trying the other methods you listed as well. My family loves Ice Cream. Great giveaway!
    205. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is like one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Like EVER. My girls would have a ball with this! Great idea!
    206. Paige
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh how we would love this!
    207. Terra Heck
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be a fun way to make ice cream.
    208. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Not joining giveaway (no kids + I'm Swedish! *smiles*) but I just had to say THANKS for these fun ideas! Gonna pass them on to my friends who HAS kids!! :D
    209. christene
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a fun thing to do with the kids, we all love ice cream and to be able to make it ourselves and experiment with different flavors would be cool
    210. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is great, thanks!
    211. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How fun! What a great conversation piece.
    212. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I just had an ice cream roundup on my blog, so I need another ice cream maker. This is a great one for young kids and parties.
    213. Lori
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh my gosh! I have had my eye on this ball since I lost it in a gift exchange last Christmas!!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!!!
    214. Nicole
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What fun. My kids would love it and to make ice cream by throwing and shaking things would be the ultimate fun. Thanks so much!
    215. Fedora
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be incredibly fun! Plus an EXCELLENT way to harness some of that seemingly boundless kid-energy for the global good (OK, at least for MY good ;)) Thanks for the contest!
    216. Jessica C
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love this so much
    217. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How cool is that! I would love to win one of these we could have fun with our dessert in the making.
    218. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      wow I HAVE to try this... but maybe when it is not quite so freezing outside! I will stumble this so I don't forget!
    219. Liz Cranage
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be so much fun. We could all play kick the can again
    220. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a great summer treat! Thanks for sharing!
    221. Lisa
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have had fun with my daycare kids and my kids making icecream in a bag, they do tend to get bored with it after 5 minutes so I always get left (wait for it, wait for it) Holding the bag LOL, I crack myself up sometimes..
      Stormy5475@aol.com
    222. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Looks like you all had so much fun! We just made ice cream 2 weekends ago but granddad did all the work in his old electric churning thingamajig. We were just talking about these ice cream balls and wondering how well they worked. Would love to win it and try it out. Love your blog - am working on some of those felt donuts and will link your tutorial when I'm finally done (it might take a while!). Thank you for those great instructions!
    223. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be sooooo much fun!!!
    224. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oooh, we've been coveting one of these balls ever since we made ice cream in a bag last year. Love your pictures, ice cream = joy all around, doesn't it?
    225. Tara Hill
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is great! We just made butter recently with the kids in the neighborhood shaking cream...we promised we would do ice cream next time! I've never seen these! Thanks for the chance!
    226. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is so cool! And it makes us work a little for our dessert! :)
    227. Tiffany
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Who wouldn't love some ice cream in a ball. I'm in!
    228. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      yum we like to make ice cream solta(at)hotmaildotcom
    229. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have been looking for a reason to buy one of these...maybe I won't have to :)!
    230. Brooke
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Yes yes no handcranking I'm in.... Wish they had this when I was a kid.... my son would have a blast "making" the ice cream with a ball...
    231. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      that would be a big hit here!

      (do you have a pool? lucky.)
    232. Kim
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I am amazed at such a cool invention!
    233. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oooh, I have been eyeing this for awhile! What a fun thing this would be to have!
      julie_ruhlman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    234. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Hi--I'm new to your blog and absolutely LUV it! Cool idea--ice cream is good anytime of year. My kiddo's would love this. Allyson
    235. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have always wanted one of these! I've used one before and it's so much fun!
    236. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a cool giveaway, my kids would go crazy over this!
    237. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    238. Jenny
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This looks so fun! I want to try it!
    239. Elle
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh, doesn't that look like fun!
    240. Corey
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've always wanted to try one of these.
    241. Stacy
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Ice cream making made into a game-how fun. Thanks for the chance to win.
    242. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How fun! Count us in :)

      www.kiddio.org
    243. Kelly Ann T.
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Thank you for the giveaway. We could use this with the temperature near 100 and no end in site. It looks like fun too.
    244. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This looks like a fun little game to play with the kids and then they can be rewarded by their efforts with ice cream. Thanks for the chance to win!
    245. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh the fun I could have with the grand babies!!
    246. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      You're right - the bag way is certainly a lot of work (and rough on the hands)! We've had this ice cream ball on our wish list for a while!
      Thanks!
      Megret
      musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com
    247. Sarah Z
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I love homemade ice cream and strawberries!!

      Thank you!
    248. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Ice cream and it keeps my kid busy? Yes, please!
    249. Trisha
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Mu inlaws have one of these. I would love to have one of our own! thanks for the giveaway!
    250. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I love homemade ice cream and this looks like such a fun way to make it! My children would have a blast making their own ice cream!
    251. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My children would love this! What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    252. Gina
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I love making ice cream in a baggie, but I used generic bags last time and forgot to tape the top and bottom up. A very disappointing salty, leaky mess! I think I'll try the cans next time... or the ball would be great fun :)
    253. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My stepdaughter and her friends would have lots of fun with that! Thanks for the chance to win.
    254. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I saw these in the store and wondered if they really worked. We have been thinking of buying an icecream maker and we would love to try this one out! Enter me please.

      efuson_2000@yahoo.com
    255. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How great does that look!? What a perfect summer kid activity (or pregnant mom activity...) :)
    256. Jacquie
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'd love this as we're all ice cream lovers here and what more fun can we have than to make our own in a cute ball! Thanks!
    257. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We love homemade ice cream! This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for offering it!
    258. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Ooh, I have seen these before, and they look so fun! My boys would like to play with this, and I'd like to eat the ice cream.
    259. Nikki
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I used to love making ice cream in a can with my class of 1st graders. What a treat it would be to win one of these to try out with my own kids.
    260. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I know a sixth grade class that would finally get interested in science with this neat experiment!
    261. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      oh my gosh, that is the awesomest thing! My kids would go NUTS for this! I love your ideas too! Thanks for the chance to win!
    262. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a great way to get the kids active throwing that ball around!
    263. gina
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What fun we would have with the ball. I want to win!!
    264. Katie Lloyd
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've wanted one of these for a while! But if I don't win one here, at least I now know how to make ice cream with household items! :)
    265. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      oh my oldest daughter has been begging for the machines. I'd love this, it would get them outside and playing all at the same time. AND they could do it together.
    266. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      looks like fun and we all love homemade ice cream. Thanks.
    267. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh, how fun is that! Count me in - my kids would love it.
    268. Susan Taylor
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be a great thing to use when my nieces come over. They would be so impressed.
    269. Sharon Fairclough
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We make ice in a bag all time in my class, this would be great to use in the classroom thanks for the giveaway
    270. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My Children would love this!
    271. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh how cool and fun, my girls would love this..
      Thanks.
    272. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I need this! So does anyone know where I could get it IF I do not win?????
    273. Julie Ake
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      You have one of the funnest blogs! I learn something new every time I visit! I love the coffee can idea! Thanks for all the great ideas you share!
    274. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh my goodness my cub scouts would LOVE this (not to mention my 19 month old and husband) :)! I have seen these balls around and have wanted one soooo bad. Thanks for the giveaway!
    275. Jinii Boren
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love this! What a fun summer activity.
    276. Joy F
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is such a cool idea! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

      shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com
    277. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I think my boys would love this! Thanks for such a great giveaway!
    278. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Sounds fantastic! I'd love to try it. Thanks for hosting.
    279. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Cool, thanks! This looks great!
    280. Kimberly
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That is the coolest thing I've ever seen! It would be so fun! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
    281. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We have done the ice cream in a bag but I feel wasteful doing it too often with all the salt it took! I have been eying this ball ice cream maker for a while now though, I'd love to win it for my 3 kids!
    282. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That's so cool! I'd love to win this!
    283. becky
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      my boys would love that.. a ball that makes ice cream!!
      Becky
    284. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Yes, we've done the bag version and the coffee can version and I would LOVE to try the "ball" version too. Thanks for the contest!
    285. Paula H
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My kids would have a blast with this. I've tried the baggie method and ended up with a big mess :)
    286. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      looks like fun!! :) count me in :)
    287. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh man- I found a coffee can (we don't drink coffee) and thought I could put the zip lock bag in the can---but now that I see how you did it that makes me think the bag might not work!! bummer...guess I'll have to wait for another can.....or maybe I might win this really cool ball!!! too fun...
    288. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'd love one of these, as I don't have an ice cream maker and don't know if I'd ever invest in one (I have limited space in my kitchen). Thanks so much for the DIY tutorials...I'm bookmarking you!
    289. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Looks like fun! And tasty too. I never knew you could make ice cream without a freezer.
    290. Beth B.
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is so cool; and fun too! Thanks for your cool recipes - and fun photos to go along! :-)

      beth B. (mommy to an almost-5 yr old)
    291. Tatiana
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I have never made homeade icecream! Ahh i know! My husband loves it so this would be a great prize to win. Thanks!
    292. Heidi
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      So cool! One of these days I will win one of these giveaways!

      Positive thinking right!?! ;)
    293. Jill Myrick
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a truly wonderful idea ! my children can play and get exercise and make a great treat all at the same time.
      This is a wonderful way to get them off of the couch and out to play.
      Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
      I would LOVE to win !!
    294. Go Amie
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How neat! Thanks for the chance to win.
    295. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This looks like so much fun!
    296. Estelle S
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This looks like a fun little contraption. My kids would have a blast with this!
    297. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      WE LOVE ice cream! This looks really cool! Please add me!
    298. Maureen
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      We JUST made ice cream in a bag last week! My son LOVED it! I would love to win the ball- our family would have so much fun with it! Thank you for the giveaway!
    299. Donna
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I remember being little and my grandparents rolling a coffee can across the floor making ice cream! How fun!
    300. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      think my kids would like that
    301. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've never had a chance to make my own ice cream so this sounds like fun. Please count in for the giveaway and thanks!!
    302. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Looks like a lot of fun!!!!!

      Thanks for this giveaway!
    303. Nicole
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love an ice cream ball. We use to make ice cream growing up in a #10 can (coffee can size) and that was placed in 5 gallon bucket. We rolled it back and forth. Fun times.
    304. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      oh boy i love ice cream and well home made is the best and well this is realy cool i realy love to try and win this thanks
    305. Tammy Darling
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This is cool! My kids would have a ball with this! Thanks for the contest.
    306. Patrice
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Sounds like y'all had a fun day. I've got my fingers crossed.
    307. Beth
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be so fun!!!!
    308. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be so fun to do with our playgroup!
    309. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh this is so cute for a party!! I love this post !!
    310. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'm having fun just looking at this! Please enter moi!!!
    311. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Homemade ice cream is the best! (This reminds me, though, that there is some of the store-bought kind in the freezer, and it would hit the spot. I'd rather have homemade, though.)
    312. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would love to win this. With our triple digit heat going on here it would be so welcomed in this house. :)

      I've subscribed to your feed so that I can keep up with your blog.

      Thank you for this wonderful giveaway that you are participating in!
    313. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Count me in! My 2 yr old & 4 yr old would LOVE this. THanks!
    314. Meredith F.
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      That is so awesome! It would be perfect for summers, fall, and spring here in AZ!! It gets hot pretty quick! And ice cream is always appreciated. Homemade ice cream is even better!!
    315. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This sounds great! Thanks for sharing!
    316. Millicent C.
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I would have no problem paying shipping for this awesome prize. I have two little boys and they would just have too much fun playing with this and thinking they were so big making their own ice cream to boot! Thanks for the chance to win!
    317. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      HOW FUN!!! I have heard of this..but never actually tried it! I would love to win and give it a spin...hehe..well, aren't i clever with my rhymes and pun? LOL
    318. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      What a great way to teach the kids team work!
    319. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      So how many monkeys does that ball feed? Oh well, enough for mom is plenty for me!
    320. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Oh! I've seen those ice cream balls! They look so fun!
    321. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My son would have so much fun with the ice cream ball! He had such a blast when his class made ice cream in a bag...and you are right...it does leak quite a bit! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

      seeryusfam@msn.com
    322. Stephanie
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      My kids would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    323. erin
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I've been wanting one of those balls for my son for SO long!! They look like tons of fun!
    324. Victoria
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      This would be so coool! Count me in!
    325. Jamie from fort lauderdale(tired old mommy)
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      I'd love to have this!
      We did the ice cream the same way...its was very exciting until the moms had to finish it too!
      We did it with my daughter's 2nd grade class. thank goodness more moms came in that day to help!

      JamiC61(at)aol(dot)com
    326. Bailey's Leaf
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      How much fun! Thank you!
    327. Kim
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      WHat a great idea. We have done the bag Ice Cream before too and yes the Moms ended up doing most of the work. LOL
    328. Friday, August 1st, 2008
      i would love to win i have seen these before and really wanted to get one to try it out!!
    329. Sarai
      Friday, August 1st, 2008
      Holy cow, that looks so awesome! Thanks for the chance and for the recipe above, I'll have to try that one =)
    330. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      LOOKS LIKE A BLAST!
    331. Angie
      Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      We used to do this all the time as kids (with the coffee can) and I vividly remember how we did this on camping trips with my family!! I'd love to introduce this to my own kids (with the ball though!) Thanks for entering me!
      Angie
    332. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      I've always wanted to try one of these!

      Feel free to enter my drawing too. http://www.InnerBeautyGirlz.com :)
    333. Heidi
      Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      This looks like tons of fun. I hope I win.
    334. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      What will they think of next? You're a cool mom.

      stef dot reed at gmail dot com
    335. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      My husband would be so happy if we won this.
    336. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      Sounds fun. My kids would have a blast with it. Thanks for a chance to win.
    337. Sue
      Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      This sounds so fun - I've never even seen one before! We love icecream at our house - any icecream, any time!
      Thanks for a chance to win!
      sagirl2(at)gmail(dot)com
    338. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      Cool! I've been wondering how well these worked...
    339. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      So cool! I would love to win! Thanks!
    340. Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      This is so cool!! I love making homemade ice cream!!! I make it at least once a week.. for my hubby. BUt i have the old fashion kind lol I love your ziploc bag and coffee can ideas lol

      Pick me!!

      cloudspassby78@yahoo.com
    341. Erynn
      Thursday, July 31st, 2008
      This would be great for my kids and their cousins who are coming to visit soon.