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Coffee Can Ice Cream

  • Author: Leslie at Living Well Mom
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert



  • 1 pint Half and Half
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • Rock Salt/Ice Cream Salt
  • Toppings (chilled or frozen)
  • 2 coffee cans – one large, one small enough to fit in the other
  • duct tape
  • ice


  1. In the smaller coffee can, mix your half and half with the sugar, followed by your desired toppings. Tape the lid on nice and tight.
  2. Stick the smaller can in your bigger can, and then nestle ice and salt layers around it. Follow with more tape.
  3. Set a timer for 10 minutes, then roll, toss, shake, or play a gentle game of soccer.
  4. Check for progress. If it’s done, dig in, but you might need to add more ice and rock salt and shake around for a little longer. Once your ice cream is the right consistency, enjoy it right away!