National Ice Cream Day

By: Abbie Walker on Jul 17, 2016

Happy National Ice Cream Day! What a perfect time and temperature to celebrate the iconic cold treat. Whether you like a scoop or swirl, cone or cup, ice cream is a beloved treat for young and old.

Creative Ways to Make Ice Cream:

  • Ice Cream in a Bag-This quick and easy way to make ice cream is not only good on the purse
  • strings, but can be a fun and educational activity for the kids. Learn how here .
  • Cold Pan- Freeze a 2 in. deep metal pan. Have the ice cream base chilled before placing it in the frozen metal pan. Return to the freezer for about 15-20 minutes until the sides begin to freeze. Scrap the ice cream down and repeat until the right texture.
  • Mixer and Ice Bath-To replicate the churn of an ice cream maker, use this method. All you do is make the base, pour in a bowl resting in an ice bath, and ‘churn’ until ice cream is made!
  • Ice Cream in a Can- Make your base, put in small coffee can. Then place in a larger coffee can filled with ice and salt. Close the lid properly, may need to use duct tape. Then, essentially, kick the can! I personally have done this one and it is a lot of fun. Plus, the ice cream tastes all the better after you’ve worked up a sweat.

Edible Glitter is a great addition to Ice Cream!

Learn how to make your Ice Cream shine with Watson Edible Glitter!


Odd Flavors:

  • Sweet Corn: This treat is cornbread made into ice cream. You can find it at Sweet Republic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Pineapple Cilantro Sorbet: This delicacy speaks for itself. Found at Glace Artisan Ice Cream in St. Leawood, Kansas.
  • Lobster: That’s right, Lobster. The ice cream is butter-infused with actual lobster mixed in. You can find it at Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Olive Oil: I am very interested in how this would taste. This flavor is found at The Bent Spoon in Princeton, New Jersey.

For More odd ice cream flavors, check it out here!

Comment below to what your favorite flavor is.