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It may sound a little crazy, but did you know you can make homemade ice cream with a few simple ingredients¬†and a mason jar? Now, it won’t be exactly like the ice cream you find in the store but you will find your finished product will be a smooth, soft serve ice cream that is almost too good to share. This is a great recipe to make with the whole family on a hot day and your hard work will be paid off with delicious ice cream.

Keep reading to find out how to make your own ice cream in a jar:


  • 1 Cup Of Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Of Sugar
  • Dash Of Salt


  1. Start by adding the cream, vanilla, sugar and salt into your glass mason jar. Secure the lid tightly once all ingredients are mixed together.
  2. For the fun part, shake your mason jar vigorously 5-8 minutes (this is a great time for a dance party with the family). To check if the ingredients have mixed together well, you should see a white milky consistency and the ice cream should cover the back of a spoon.
  3. From here, you will need to freeze your ice cream in the jar for at least three hours or until it has reached your desired texture.

A fun way to serve this ice cream is to make a few mason jars for each member of the family and make custom sundaes for each person. Top with sprinkles, fruit, chocolate syrup or nuts!



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