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Mason Jar Ice Cream

This easy mason jar ice cream recipe uses 4 ingredients for a delicious soft serve ice cream. No ice cream maker required, and it's fun for the whole family!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 438kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Pour cream, sugar, vanilla and salt into an 8 ounce mason jar. Add any mix-ins you’re using. Cover the jar with its tight-fitting lid and shake until the ingredients become thick and double in size, about 3 to 4 minutes. You can also use an electric mixer to blend quicker.
  • Freeze for 2 to 3 hours until the consistency resembles soft-serve ice cream, being careful not to freeze any longer to avoid ice crystals.
  • Scoop out ice cream and serve with your favorite toppings



Tip: If you accidentally over-mix your ice cream base, turn it into whip cream instead. If you go beyond whipped cream into the butter territory, don't toss it! Save it for a sweet treat to use on toast, bagels, or English muffins. 


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.1mg