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UCO Play and Freeze™ Ice Cream Ball Recipes

Trust me when I say that once you get this you are going to want to use it that very day! Or maybe you wont, but if you have kids or grand kids they will! And there will be no peace till you do! I recommend that you get the ingredients ahead of getting the ball, that way you are prepared once it arrives and you wont be heading to the store to get half and half and rock salt!Recipes for the Small Ball are listed first then the recipes for the Mega Ball!

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Recipes for the ORIGINAL 1 Pint Ball

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of Half & Half (1)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar

(1) Using whole cream makes a richer creamier ice cream. Using part milk and half and half makes a lighter ice cream, but takes longer to freeze.

Yield: about a pint of smooth and creamy ice cream.

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and put into the ice cream ball
  2. Fill the ice portion of the ice cream ball with ice
  3. Add 1/2 cup rock salt to the ice
  4. Roll, spin, stir, toss, flip, and shake the ball around for 10 minutes
  5. Open up the ice cream ball, stir, close ball
  6. Drain some water from ice section, add more ice and salt.
  7. Roll, spin, stir, toss, flip, and shake for another 10 minutes
  8. Enjoy your tasty homemade ice cream at the campsite or in the backyard!

Variations

Here are just a few ice cream flavor variations.
Use the Basic Vanilla Ice Cream recipe with these other great flavors. Try creating your own using all these great recipes for inspiration. If you make a great one send it in to Trader Dan!

Butter Pecan

Beat softened or melted butter (1 tablespoon) in with 2 tbs cream and sugar until completely blended. Add 1/3 cup chopped pecans (plain or roasted).

Chocolate Chip

Add 1/3 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips or shaved chocolate.

Chocolate Chip, Coconut, and Strawberry

Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips, and frozen/fresh strawberries.

Coffee

Increase sugar to 1/2 cup. Dissolve 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee in smallest amount of very warm water. Add to base.

Cookies And Cream

Add 1/2 cup (about 8) crumbled chocolate cookies.

Egg Nog

Add 1 tablespoon brandy and 1 tablespoon rum. Dash nutmeg!

Grasshopper

Add 2 tablespoons crème de menthe and 1/3 cup (about6) crumbled chocolate cookies (sandwich or wafer type).

Hot Cocoa Ice Cream

Mix 2 to 3 packets of hot cocoa mix with half and half in a container. Shake well, add to metal cylinder then PLAY AND FREEZE UCO Ice Cream Ball.

Kahlua And Cream

Add 4 tablespoons Kahlua mid-way through freezing.

Macaroon

Crumble about 5 macaroons into cream mixture. Optional: add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract; macaroon may be soaked in sherry (about 1/4 cup) before adding.

Milk and Jam

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of your favorite jam to the milk in a container, shake well. Pour into metal cylinder then PLAY AND FREEZE. Enjoy raspberry, strawberry etc. ice cream.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (or shaved chocolate). Optional: add a few drops of green food coloring.

Peanut Brittle

Add 1/2 cup crushed peanut brittle.

Peppermint

Add 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy. Optional: add a few drops red food coloring and/or 1/8 teaspoon mint extract.

Rum and Raisin

Soak 2 tablespoons raisins in 2 tablespoons rum for 30 minutes. Chop raisins, and then return to rum to continue soaking. Add toward the middle of freezing process.

Rum Coconut

Add 2 tablespoons rum and 1/4 cup freshly grated coconut.

Smores Ice Cream

Half and Half, Marshmallow’s and Chocolate bar. Graham crackers
Cut marshmallows and chocolate bar into small pieces, mix with milk in metal cylinder then PLAY AND FREEZE. Use Graham crackers to scoop ice cream mix.

Toasted Coconut

Add 1/2 cup lightly toasted shredded coconut. Optional: add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Non-Dairy or Vegan Variations

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cup soy creamer
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix together and follow Basic Vanilla directions.

Chocolate Coconut

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 oz soymilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate syrup to taste

Mix together and follow Basic Vanilla directions.

More than ice cream!
Try these other great frozen treats in your UCO Ice Cream Ball

Frozen Yogurt

Place 2 cups of flavored or fruited yogurt into the metal cylinder, then PLAY AND FREEZE to the consistency you desire. Plain yogurt can also be used, just add 1/3 cup of sugar or 1 cup of honey. Fruit may be added instead of sweetener especially fruits canned in their own juices.

Fruit Sorbet

Pour 1 pint of fresh juice into a container, add sugar to taste, and mix well. Pour into metal cylinder, PLAY AND FREEZE to the consistency you desire.

Juice Slush

Pour 1 pint of sweetened or unsweetened juice or a combination of juices into the metal cylinder, and PLAY AND FREEZE to the consistency you desire.

More ORIGINAL 1 Pint Recipes!

Here are more flavors that use different base recipes than the Basic Vanilla variations. Try these and then experiment with your own unique homemade Play and Freeze™ ice cream ball recipes.

Cherry and Cherry Chip

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • A handful of fresh cherries (pitted and quartered)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons

Variation (add 2 tablespoons chocolate chips)

Add cherries and chips after 10 minutes of mixing

Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream
(thanks to Wolf Artist)

  • 1/2 pint of whole cream
  • 3 teaspoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 of a banana(mashed)

Mix in bowl until mixture is a light brown. Then put in metal cylinder. PLAY AND FREEZE.

Cinnamon Stick Ice Cream

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 2 tbs

Coconut and Coconut Almond

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Syrup (used to flavor lattes)

Variation (add 2 tablespoons chopped almonds during mixing)

Ginger Ice Cream

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 2-3 tbs crystallized or candied ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 2 tbs

Hazelnut Chip

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Hazelnut Syrup (used to flavor lattes)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Key Lime Ice Cream

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 2 tbs

Peach

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1 medium ripe peach, sliced and pared
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Add peaches after 10 minutes of mixing

Peanut Butter Cup

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 chopped Peanut Butter Cups

Strawberry

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 3 Tablespoons of Strawberry Jam
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Toffee Crunch

  • 1 pint of Half & Half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Heath bar chopped

MEGA Ball 1 Quart Recipes

Making the ice cream is the same in a MEGA Ball, except the proportions are different and you get A LOT more ice cream! Woohoo!

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1 quart of Cream or Half & Half (1)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar

(1) In all recipes, using cream makes a richer creamier ice cream. Using Half & Half or part milk and Half & Half makes a lighter ice cream, but takes longer to freeze.

Yield: about a quart of smooth and creamy ice cream.

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and put into the ice cream ball
  2. Fill the ice portion of the ice cream ball with ice
  3. Add 1/2 cup rock salt to the ice
  4. Roll, spin, stir, toss, flip, and shake the ball around for 10 minutes
  5. Open up the ice cream ball, stir, close ball
  6. Drain some water from ice section, add more ice and salt.
  7. Roll, spin, stir, toss, flip, and shake for another 10 minutes
  8. Enjoy your tasty homemade ice cream at the campsite or in the backyard!

Variations

Here are just a few ice cream flavor variations.
Use the Basic Vanilla Ice Cream recipe with these other great flavors. Try creating your own using all these great recipes for inspiration. If you make a great one send it in to Trader Dan!.

Butter Pecan

Beat softened or melted butter (2 tablespoons) in with 4 tbs cream and sugar until completely blended. Add 1/3 cup chopped pecans (plain or roasted).

Chocolate Chip

Add up to 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips or shaved chocolate.

Coffee

Increase sugar to 1 cup. Dissolve 3 tablespoons instant coffee in smallest amount of very warm
water. Add to base.

Egg Nog

Add 2 tablespoon brandy and 2 tablespoon rum. Dash of nutmeg!

Grasshopper

Add 4 tablespoons crème de menthe and 1/2 cup (about 8) crumbled chocolate cookies (sandwich or wafer type).

Hot Cocoa Ice Cream

Mix 3 to 4 packets of hot cocoa mix with cream or half & half in a container. Shake well, add to metal cylinder, PLAY AND FREEZE.

Kahlua And Cream

Add 8 tablespoons Kahlua mid-way through freezing.

Macaroon

Crumble about 8 macaroons into cream mixture. Optional: add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; macaroon may be soaked in sherry (about 1/2 cup) before adding.

Milk and Jam

Add 4 to 5 tablespoons of your favorite jam to the milk in a container, shake well. Pour into metal cylinder then PLAY AND FREEZE. Enjoy raspberry, strawberry etc. ice cream.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract and 1/3 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (or shaved chocolate). Optional: add a few drops of green food coloring.

Peppermint

Add 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy. Optional: add a few drops red food coloring and/or 1/4 teaspoon mint extract.

Rum and Raisin

Soak 4 tablespoons raisins in 4 tablespoons rum for 30 minutes. Chop raisins, and then return to rum to continue soaking. Add toward the middle of freezing process.

Rum Coconut

Add 4 tablespoons rum and 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut. Toasted Coconut
Add 3/4 cup lightly toasted shredded coconut. Optional: add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

More than ice cream!
Try these other great frozen treats in your UCO Ice Cream Ball

Frozen Yogurt

Place 4 cups of flavored or fruited yogurt into the metal cylinder, then PLAY AND FREEZE to the consistency you desire. Plain yogurt can also be used, just add 2/3 cup of sugar or 1 cup of honey. Fruit may be added instead of sweetener, especially fruits canned in their own juices.

Fruit Sorbet

Pour up to 1 qt of fresh juice into a container, add sugar to taste, and mix well. Pour into metal cylinder, PLAY AND FREEZE to the consistency you desire.

Juice Slush

Pour up to 2 pints of sweetened or unsweetened juice or a combination of juices into the metal cylinder, and PLAY AND FREEZE to the consistency you desire.