Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Not sure how much sugar to use cause it says 1/3 cup AND 2 T. not sure if that was a mistake, and if not, why are they listed separately? Wondering if I put them both in at different times or?? Plz let me know cause I'm real excited to try this recipe!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup rock salt
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • for flavored ice cream

  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite flavor instant pudding mix
  • 13 cup fruit (such as, bananas, strawberries, peaches)
  • 3 of your favorite cookies, crushed into pea-size pieces
  • 14 cup finely chopped nuts


  1. Additional supplies needed: A 1 lb coffee can and a 3 lb coffee can.
  2. Mix the first three basic ingredients together (not including rock salt) and pour into the one pound coffee can. Add flavorings if desired. Place the lid on securely and set inside the three pound can.
  3. Add ice, and alternate layers of ice and salt outside the small can and inside the large can. When totally full, secure the lid on the large can. You may wish to add duct tape for good measure.
  4. Now here comes the fun part! Place a sheet on the floor or wrap the can in a large towel. Let party guests roll the can back and forth for at least 10 minutes. Open the cans and check the ice cream.
  5. If it is not starting to freeze, replace lids and roll 10 minutes more. The ice cream should be frozen to the sides and bottom of the can. If not thick enough, place in freezer and check every 10 minutes or so.
  6. Note: This recipe can be effected by temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors, so make a trial run before attempting in a group setting.


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Am I suppose to use 1/3 cup sugar AND 2 T. sugar? It lists both for ingredients but they're listed seperatly. So I'm not sure how much sugar to actually to use!!! Thanx!

Mary C. July 01, 2015

We make this each year camping. Its so much fun for the kids to choose their pudding flavor. The picture submitted was butterscotch , cheesecake

csxfamily November 08, 2014

Holla, this is the greatest cusine for the young ones, for real. Made this on my last camping trip and the Boy Scout Master tried to recruit me!

sydney2462 August 16, 2009

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