How tasty does this Lemon Blueberry homemade Ice Cream Recipe look? You can make this at home with or without an ice cream freezer. We used snow and rock salt to freeze this yummy goodness, and it was delicious!
These winter months are tough. The excitement and business of the holidays are over, and we are in for at least another 3 months of long, cold, stuck inside winter days. I find myself often dreaming of spring.
Then it snows! Instantly the dreary cold day disappears and I am in a winter wonderland. My inner child wakes up from its hibernation and I’m ready to bundle up and go outside and play! This week when I saw the large fluffy flakes falling I knew it was time to make our snow freezer homemade ice cream.
This lemon blueberry homemade ice cream recipe is so easy and SO good! Our secret ingredient is instant pudding. There are so many fun Instant Pudding flavors that add variety in taste and color to this frozen treat. This time we went with a tasty lemon topped with fresh blueberries.
Some of our other favorites to try are chocolate and vanilla pudding flavors with fun mix-ins! My kids love Oreos, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Strawberries, and mini Gummy Bears in their homemade ice cream.
This recipe can be made in a traditional ice cream freezer, but for a fun winter activity, you can also use a paint can. The metal does such a great job freezing the ice cream quickly, and my kids loved rolling their cans back and forth to each other as their ice cream set up! You can purchase unused paint cans at Home Depot or any paint store for only a few dollars each, and the quart size cans are the perfect storage container for the finished ice cream!
Lemon Blueberry Homemade Ice Cream Recipe:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 small pkg instant Lemon pudding
- Choice of Mix-In
- Rock Salt
- Gallon Paint Can
- Quart Paint Can
Combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, instant pudding flavor and choice of mix-in into a quart paint can. Stir together until pudding is mostly dissolved. Seal the lid tight. Place the quart sized can into the gallon sized can. Alternating between the snow and the rock salt, create layers around the quart can. Fill the gallon can as full as possible, while still being able to seal the lid tight. Roll the gallon paint can back and forth for 10 to 15 minutes, or until your homemade Ice Cream has reached the desired consistency. (If you like your ice cream a bit more firm, just place it in the freezer for an hour or so after rolling it in the snow.)
*Be sure to use gloves or a scoop when handling the rock salt. Contact with skin can cause burns.
*Be sure to seal the quart paint can lid tight, unless you are going for a salty ice cream taste. 😉
Hopefully this Lemon Blueberry Homemade Ice Cream recipe will not only be a tasty treat for you and your family to enjoy, but will also help you survive these never ending cold winter months!
What flavors would you like to try? Please comment below and tell us your favorite pudding flavors and mix-ins!