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May 31, 2011

Coffee Can Ice Cream


Happy Tuesday!

Our temps are soaring here in PA!  A heatwave in May????  

Thought I'd share a 'cool' card with you today!

"you make me happy"

Stamps: 2 Cute Stamps
sentiment:  Create w/ TLC
Paper: K&Co dp
Ink: Prisma markers
Other: Kaisercraft gems

Isn't this little penguin the cutest?  I used my favorite 'ice cream colors' for this one; chocolate, Dreamsicle & raspberry! yum!

We have a new challenge for you today @ Digital Tuesday!  We would like to see some animals on your projects, along with a digital element!  Our sponsor this week is 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, they carry digi stamps too!   Check out all the adorable DT creations & prize info on the challenge blog.  Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Hungry for ice cream now???    Here's an easy peasy recipe that the kids can make.   Be prepared not only for ice cream but lots of gigglin' while you're making it!!!

Yes, it really works!

Coffee Can Ice Cream!
(makes soft ice cream)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 1-pound coffee can with lid
  • 1 3-pound coffee can with lid
  • 1 pint of half and half (milk can be used instead)
  • 1 egg, beaten (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, or 1/4 cup of strawberries
Add all of the above ingredients to the 1 pound coffee can; mix well. Put the lid on the coffee can and secure with duct tape. Place the 1 pound coffee can into the 3 pound coffee can. Surround with crushed ice and rock salt and place the lid onto the 3 pound coffee can.
Have your kids sit on the ground and roll back and forth 3 to 4 feet apart. Roll for 8 to 10 minutes. 
Check to see if the ice cream is 'hard'; if it isn't, replace the lid, add more ice and rock salt. Roll for another 8 mins.
Remove the lid to the 1 pound can and serve in bowls.
Serves 4-6 people.

Enjoy your day!

I've shared today's creation with -

Digital Tuesday - animals & digi element
Inspire Me Fridays -  anything goes
2 Sisters -  Anything Goes
Secret Crafter -  Clean & Simple
Squigglefly -  use 3 of something
Send a Smile for Kids -  Sweet Treats
Card Makin' Mamas -  Use your scraps.
Phindy’s Place - Summer living.
Stamp Something - Use a sentiment.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -Anything goes.
Do You Stack Up? - Animals.
My Mum's Craft shop - favorite colors
and some linky parties-


Patti J said...

Totally fun card, Maria! You rock at CAS! Thanks for sharing your card AND your recipe! Hugs...

Ellie said...

Fabulous card Maria. I have to say that your card made me decide to use the penguin image too.
Thanks so much for sharing the ice cream recipe, I will have to give that a try sometimes.

Toni said...

I live in PA too, and I know how you feel with this heat. But, just think, it's still snowing in some places. Adorable card. TFS.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant amazing design love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie, love your colour choice too, what a cutie hugs Pops x x x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen Hasheck said...

Love your card! Too cute and perfect for Sweet Treats! Thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids!

melissac said...

Fantastic card!!! Thanks for the ice cream recipe - I'm going to give that a try this summer!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Jemima's Jems said...

really lovely card, love the penguin...so cute

thank you for joining us at MMCS


Amy Johnson said...

What a great CAS card!

Chelsea said...

Cute card and what a fun recipe idea!

papertrails leaver said...

such an adorable card Maria! Love the little penguin balancing that ice cream cone. Fun fun fun! Your recipe for coffee can ice cream is a true treat! :-)

Marlene said...

So adorable, Maria! Ice cream sounds good today. It was blazing hot!!

WencheP said...

Very cute, adorable image. Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.


Denise and Louise said...

Lovely cas card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Emily said...

Yum!!! Come on over to my tasty party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/papas-mac-and-cheese-and-tasty-tuesday.html

Cec said...

Absolutely super clean and simple card. I love that adorable little image. He is probably the only creature that won't get brain freeze from the ice cream - LOL. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

paulssandy said...

Awww...what a cute way to use the image. And a yummy recipe to go with it!

Holly said...

that's a ton of challenges Maria! I love the colors you went with, and yes it makes me hungry for ice cream! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

princesskitten said...

Love that layout - cool

kitten DYSU team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Maria!I love the colors and your adorable penguin!Thanks for the ice-cream recipe though I hope my kids don't see it!!!What a mess!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Yummy. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.


ahlers5 said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

Manuela said...

What a beautiful card. Love the image. So cute.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

Audrey Pettit said...

Really, really adorable card, Maria! Love that little penguin. :)
And thanks so much for the ice cream recipe. I would never have thought you could make ice cream that way. How fun!

Dorcas said...

THis is a really cute CAS card. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Phindy's!

Lori said...

Totally adorable Maria! Funny, these are my fave flavors too! Yummy is right :) Thanks for the recipe...I'll have to have my hubby join me in some ice cream fun...
Love and blessings,

coldwaters2 said...

I loved this one as soon as I saw it Maria, the CAS is a great style and this is one top notch card.
Lorraine x

Carol Johnston said...

lovely card and thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 kids challenge.
Good luck

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at Send a smile 4 Kids, blessings Hilde

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Maria!! This image is so very CUTE!!! I love your fun CAS style design too!! Such a sweet creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Triple Digits Challenge last week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a cute card, Maria! I love the simple layout and cute image!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments