Dairy Month: Mason Jar Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream doubles as an easy and refreshing summer treat and a great DIY project for kids. This recipe is for a classic vanilla flavor, but feel free to experiment and add in some of your favorite ice cream flavors!

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  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients together in a pint mason jar (wide-mouthed jars are easiest for this recipe, but any kind will do), and then seal the lid of the jar tightly.
  • Set a timer for three minutes and shake vigorously until the timer reaches zero.
  • Place the jar in the freezer. Ice cream will be a soft-serve-like consistency after about three hours, or leave it to freeze for longer if you prefer harder.
  • If you have trouble removing the lid after taking the jar out of the freezer, try gently running cool water on the lid for about 30 seconds.