Creative Camp Cookery – Part 2

…or Kick-the-Can Ice Cream

From: Episode 203 – Roughin’ It

In the last post I shared a recipe for chicken made in a backpack from Camping expert Dian Thomas. She joined us for the camping episode of the show. She also had a fun recipe for kick-the-can ice cream made in coffee cans. Here it is:

This is the most delicious ice cream and it was an absolute breeze to make!

You’ll need:

  • One large economy size coffee can with lid (3lb)
  • One smaller (1lb) coffee can with lid (Fig. 7)
  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup rock salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 oz whole chocolate milk

Two cans, one large and one small.

In the smaller can put the cream, sugar and chocolate milk, (the can should be no more then half full) put the lid on and shake well.

Put the ingredients in the smaller can.

Then put the smaller can inside the larger can…

Put the smaller can inside the larger one.

…and fill in the gap between them with ice and rock salt as evenly distributed together as possible.

Fill the gap between cans with ice and salt.

Put the lid on the larger can and then start rolling it back and forth, kick it around (being careful not to dislodge the lids) just keep it in motion for about 10 minutes. When you open the inner can the mixture will be frozen to the sides.

The frozen Kick-the-Can Ice Cream

Scrape it off with a knife and serve. Absolutely delicious! This is a fun thing for kids to do by the campfire. These are just two of the remarkable recipes and ideas from Recipes For Roughing It Easy. Others include hamburgers on a shovel, cake kabobs and breakfast in an orange. They’re like experiments in creative cuisinery!

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