Coffee Can Ice Cream Recipe

Coffee Can Ice Cream Recipe

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This process works great if you have kids. Let them sit on the floor and roll the can between them. And then when it’s all done, you have a nice container to keep the ice cream in!

This Coffee Can Ice Cream recipe is a creamy dessert that also offers a fun way to spend 30 minutes of your time. A literal handmade treat you can enjoy rolling around to make a velvety chocolate ice cream in the comforts of your own home!

Prep: 10 mins
Rolling: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 1 cup milk, very cold
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • ice cubes
  • salt, to taste


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and chocolate syrup.

  2. Place the in the smaller coffee can.

  3. Seal the can with the lid on tightly.

  4. Place that smaller can in the larger coffee can.

  5. Pour the ice and the salt around the smaller can, making sure the smaller can is more or less in the center of the larger can.

  6. Seal the larger can with its lid tightly and roll the can around for about a half hour.
  7. Take a spoonful of this smooth and velvety Coffee Can Ice Cream!

Recipe Notes

2 clean metal cans both with lids (make one can larger than the second)


  • Sugar: 58g
  • :
  • Calcium: 69mg
  • Calories: 261kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 102mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 34mg
  • Vitamin A: 99IU
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