You'd be surprised at how many different ways you can make ice cream at home without an ice cream maker. You can use a blender or a food processor, even a bag. You probably didn't know you can make ice cream with as little as two ingredients. Who knew?
Watch these videos for great ideas for a fun summer kitchen project. Plus we included some unbelievable ice cream how-tos from around the world. Asia appears to be a hotbed of ice cream invention. In India they make ice cream inside a mango. Thailand confectioners create ice cream before your eyes. There's also a dried ice cream dish cooked up with cutting-edge science.
Ice Cream in a Bag
Anyone who's ever made ice cream in a coffee can will be familiar with the "double bag" approach explained in this Washington Blueberries video, which requires placing one bag of ingredients inside another bag with ice and rock salt. Then a whole lotta shakin' has to go on. About five minutes of it.
Two Ingredient Ice Cream
Gemma Stafford of Better Bolder Baking explains how to make ice cream using just two ingredients — cream and condensed milk — and a mixer. Plus she explains how to make flavors like strawberry cheesecake, cookies and cream, honeycomb and more.
Deep Fried Ice Cream
Have you ever wondered if you can make deep-fried ice cream at home? Nicko's Kitchen explains how to cover hard frozen ice cream with crushed cornflakes (or cookie crumbs) and flash fry it (about 15 seconds) for a crunchy cool treat. This dessert definitely requires adult supervision and maybe some oven mitts.
Thai Ice Cream Rolls
If you haven't seen how Thai ice cream rolls are made, you'll want to watch this video. If you have, you'll want to hear Awesome Eats explain how it's done. While it won't be easy to make ice cream in front of someone's eyes without special equipment, it's fun to dream.
Rainbow Ice Cream Popsicles
If you have a popsicle maker, Simple Cooking Channel's idea for Rainbow Popsicles is fun for anyone who loves a trippy dessert.
Cheeseburger Ice Cream Sundae
Chances are you won't be rushing to make Food Deconstructed's ice cream interpretation of a cheeseburger, but you'll probably enjoy the effort. Inspired by an episode of "Recipe Wars," the sundae includes "Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Ice Cream" plus burger crumbles and a ketchup sauce. Top that!
Ice Cream Inside a Mango The Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfi Wale ice cream vendor in Old Delhi sells a cold treat in which a mango is hollowed out, filled with cream and spices and then frozen solid. The result is a Mango Kulfi you have to see.
Powdered Ice Cream Inside a Strawberry Shell
Ever wonder if ice cream can be reinvented? Take a look at the Enthusio Chefs' molecular gastronomy interpretation of ice cream and be prepared for your jaw to drop with both hunger and awe.