Mason Jar Ice Cream is a fun and easy way to make delicious, creamy ice cream at home, without the need for an ice cream maker. This method uses a mason jar and a few simple ingredients to create a custom, frozen treat that is perfect for a hot summer day. Whether you prefer fruity, chocolaty, or nutty flavors, Mason Jar Ice Cream is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Your favorite toppings, such as fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts
  • Salt
  • 2 large mason jars with lids


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into the mason jars, leaving about an inch of headroom at the top.
  3. Add your favorite toppings, such as fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts, to the jars.
  4. Put the lids on the jars and shake them vigorously for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Take the lids off the jars and add a pinch of salt to each jar.
  6. Replace the lids and shake the jars for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Place the jars in the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until the ice cream is firm.
  8. Serve the ice cream in bowls or cones, and enjoy!

Note: You can customize the ice cream to your liking by using different flavors of sweetened condensed milk, such as chocolate or caramel, or by using different types of cream, such as half-and-half or coconut cream. You can also add different flavorings, such as cocoa powder, fruit juice, or spices, to the ice cream mixture before shaking. If you prefer a firmer ice cream, you can freeze the jars for a longer period of time.