Making Homemade Ice Cream: A Fun Activity


Dive into the delightful world of making Homemade Ice Cream with your kids! This fun activity is not only a great way to spend quality time together, but it also results in a delicious treat. Simple, no-churn recipes mean you can create this sweet delight without any special equipment, allowing kids to be involved in every step.

Making Homemade Ice Cream: A Fun Activity

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus freezing time)
  • Total Time: About 6 hours (including freezing time)

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 scoop


  • Heavy cream, 500 ml (about 17 ounces)
  • Sweetened condensed milk, 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon (0.17 ounces)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Whip the Cream: In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream using a hand mixer or whisk until it forms stiff peaks.
  2. Combine Ingredients: Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract into the whipped cream. Be careful not to deflate the cream.
  3. Freeze: Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm.
  4. Serve: Scoop and serve the homemade ice cream. Let it soften for a few minutes at room temperature for easier scooping.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Add-Ins: Let kids personalize their ice cream with mix-ins like chocolate chips, fruit, or cookie pieces.
  • Keep It Cold: Make sure the cream is very cold before whipping for the best results.
  • Patience is Key: The mixture needs several hours to freeze properly, so plan ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make this ice cream without heavy cream? Heavy cream is essential for the creamy texture, but you can experiment with alternatives like coconut cream.
  • Is an ice cream maker required for this recipe? No, this is a no-churn recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker.
  • How long does homemade ice cream last in the freezer? It can last up to 2 weeks if stored properly in an airtight container.