Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Having a Ball Making Ice Cream!

Not exactly gourmet, but certainly delicious, is the homemade ice cream you can make with a pretty novel little gadget I call the Ice Cream Ball. It's actually called the Play N Freeze Ice Cream Maker and it is sold by UCO. I got this great tool from my son for Christmas a few years ago and it has already gotten some good use.

Just like a regular ice cream maker, it freezes your own combination of cream and other goodies, using ice and rock salt. What is great about this ice cream maker is that it is in the shape of a ball, and the kids toss it around, like a toy, to make the ice cream freeze. No electricity or batteries required and so much fun!!

We used it the other night when we had friends over for a barbeque and will continue to use it whenever we want delicious, freshly made ice cream.

Be warned, though, this is not perfect ice-cream - it may be a little, lumpy or too creamy in consistency. The beauty is in the fun of making it and in having control over the ingredients you are putting into your body.

Here is the link to the Ice Cream Ball on Amazon, if you'd like to check it out and here are a few of my recipes for home-made ice cream in a ball.

Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream (Preferrably all organic ingredients used)
2 mashed ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup partially thawed, chopped frozen strawberries

Island Dream Ice Cream
2 mashed ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut

~ Enjoy!!


  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  2. Hey Y! I almost got one of these for my son's birthday a couple years ago, when we did a science-theme party. But we needed more ice cream than it holds, so we churned ours in a big ol' machine we borrowed from a friend, instead. Cool idea, though! I bet your son loves it. :)

  3. Hi Lydia - Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. You may be my first or second comment! (LOL) I have yet to really get going on this, but have lots of posts in draft form. So watch out when I finally get a bunch finished! Have a great day!
    @ Dawn - Yes, Dean loves the ice cream ball. You should get one. Your kids will love it! ~Aloha