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Easy Ice Cream in a Can

This is an easy summer time activity for troop meetings, camping trips, or long summer afternoons!  Of course, there are easier ways for making ice cream, and an outing as a troop to a local ice cream store can be fun as well.  Prepare a week ahead of time and ask them to get the cans from their parents and be prepared to bring extras.  Not all parents drink coffee!

Materials Needed:

  • 2 clean metal cans, both with lids (make one can larger than the second)
  • 1 c. very cold milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsbp chocolate syrup
  • ice
  • salt


  1. Place the ice cream mixture into the smaller can (be SURE the can is clean!) and seal the lid securely.
  2. Place the smaller can into the center of the larger can and surround it with ice and salt, keeping it as centered as possible.
  3. Seal the lid of the larger can tightly and roll it around for about 30 minutes.

That’s it!  Let the girls roll it around between them or make a game out of it.  The payoff of the ice cream will be well worth it!  You can add to the craft preparation of it by letting the girls decorate the cans before hand.  That way they can take home their own cans of ice cream!

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