Nancy J. Patrykus


I have had this recipe and picture for many, many years. maybe the early 50's!
Source, now unknown.
This frozen treat is really child's play (fun for grown-ups also)
If the kids are feeling rambunctious, let them kick the can! But be careful of the lid!!

Nancy 7/1/2012


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
15 Min


  • ·
    **** ingredients for ice cream
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    beaten egg
  • 1/2 c
    sugar... and 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ·
    **** freezer ingredients
  • 1=1 lb
    can with plastic lid
  • 1=3 lb
    can with plastic lid
  • 1-1/2 c
    rock or kosher salt
  • 20 c
    crushed ice... (about 71/2 pounds)

How to Make ROLL-the-CAN ICE CREAM


  1. Ice Cream directions:
    Mix all the ingredients together...
    Put in the smaller can.
    Put cover on little can
    Sit it inside of larger can.

    Freezer directions:
    Layer half the crushed ice alternately with half of the salt in the empty space in between the cans.
    Cover the larger can.

    Now the fun begins.
    Choose a hard level surface like a patio or cement walk and roll th can back and forth for 10 minutes.
    Open outer can, empty ice and water.
    Lift out small can, wipe lid dry, and remove can.
    With a table knife or spatula, scrape ice cream from the sides so it falls into the center.
    Stir and cover.
    Return small can.
    Repack with ice and salt.
    Roll for about 5 minutes more.

    Makes 2-1/2 ,cups of delicious ice cream.
    NOTE: The rollers get the first taste of the ice cream!!

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #frozen #DESERT

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