For the tastiest game around, get the kids to churn a can of ice cream inside another ice-filled can by gently kicking and rolling it around. Vanilla beans give the ice cream a real depth of flavour, and the minuscule seeds are attractive.
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In large heavy saucepan, bring milk, cream and vanilla beans to boil over medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat; cover and let stand to steep for 30 minutes. (If using vanilla extract, add after removing pan from heat.) Remove vanilla beans and scrape out seeds; stir seeds back into pan.
In bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar until light; stir in milk mixture. Pour egg mixture back into pan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened enough to coat back of spoon, 12 minutes. Place pan in ice bath to cool, stirring for first minute.
Half-fill each of two empty 500 g coffee cans with ice-cream mixture; seal lid well with tape. Place each can in 1 kg can filled with ice mixed with 1/3 cup (75 mL) salt ; seal well. Rotate and gently kick cans until ice cream is set, about 25 minutes. (Or freeze in ice-cream machine according to manufacturer's directions. Or freeze in shallow metal pan until almost firm; break into chunks, pur?in food processor then freeze in airtight container for 1 hour or until firm.)
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 61 mg
- Protein 7 g
- Calories 397.0
- Total fat 29 g
- Cholesterol 357 mg
- Saturated fat 16 g
- Total carbohydrate 30 g
- Iron 6.0
- Folate 12.0
- Calcium 13.0
- Vitamin A 35.0