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Ice Cream Ball, Pint



  • Make ice cream anywhere—great for camping trips, picnics, and barbecues
  • Just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other end
  • Shake or roll it around for 20 minutes
  • Constructed of durable, advanced materials
  • Backed by 1 year warranty
  • Includes recipe booklet
 

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Ice Cream Ball, Pint


With the unique YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball™, you can make ice cream while on camping trips, at picnics, barbecues, and many other places. You don't need electricity to make great tasting ice cream, but rather just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other end. Then, have a ball as you shake it, pass it, or roll it around for 20 minutes. The ice cream mix can be as simple as cream, sugar, and vanilla or you can try a more adventurous flavor from the included recipe list, use Flavor Fountain flavorings, or make up your own concoction. Made of durable, advanced materials, the Ice Cream Ball is lightweight, portable, and easy to clean.


  • Weight When Empty: 2 pounds
  • Weight When Full: 7 pounds
  • Ice Cream Capacity: 1 Pint/16 fl. oz.
  • Approximate Play Time: 20 minutes

Here's the scoop!

With the unique YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball™, you can make ice cream anywhere! You don’t need electricity, just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other end—then have a ball as you shake it, pass it or roll it! The ice cream mix can be as simple as cream, sugar, and vanilla. Try flavors from our recipe list or make up your own. Made of durable materials, it’s lightweight, portable, and easy to clean. It’s ideal for camping, boating, picnics, parties, travel...anywhere!

Also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more tips on having fun making ice cream.

Add ice to bottom of ball1. Fill the ice end with as much ice as possible, then add a 1/2 cup of rock salt.
(Quart: Add 3/4 cup of rock salt). The lid should be hand tightened—do not use the wrench!

Add ingredients to top of ball2. Mix up your ice cream ingredients in a separate container, then pour mix into the end with the metal cylinder, leaving about an inch for expansion at the top. Hand tighten the lid.

Have a ball3. Have a ball! Shake, roll, and pass it around as you mix and freeze the ingredients. It's not necessary to shake the ball...any motion will do it!

Caution: DO NOT KICK OR THROW! This could result in injury or damage and is not covered under warranty. We suggest parental supervision when children are using the Ice Cream Ball.

Open and stir4. After about 10 minutes (15 for the Quart ball) open the ice cream end using the included plastic wrench. Scrape the sides of the cylinder to mix up the ice cream using a plastic or wooden spoon (don’t use a metal spoon as it will scratch the cylinder). Then check the ice end and add more ice and up to 1/3 cup more rock salt to enhance the freezing ability. (CAUTION: Contents are very cold). Close the lids securely by hand—do not use the wrench—and continue having a ball for approximately 5–10 more minutes. (15 for the Quart ball)

Enjoy the ice cream5. You now have about a pint (or quart) of delicious soft-serve ice cream. The consistency will vary based on the ice, your mix, the outside temperature, shaking frequency, etc. Once the ice cream is to the consistency of your liking, gently scoop it out and enjoy!

 

 

6. Important tips for using your Ice Cream Ball:

  • Directions and recipes are inside the Ball.
  • Use cream instead of half ‘n’ half for richer tasting ice cream.
  • Leave about an inch of space for expansion when you fill up the can with the ice cream mix.
  • After 10 minutes (15 for the Quart ball) of mixing (shaking, rolling, passing), it's important to stir the ice cream mix (it freezes more around the can). Also refill with ice and additional rock salt. Have fun for another 10 minutes and you’re done (15 for the Quart ball).
  • Use the provided plastic wrench to open the ball, but not to close it.

Caution: DO NOT KICK OR THROW! This could result in injury and/or damage and is not covered under warranty. We suggest parental supervision when children are using the Ice Cream Ball.

Warranty: One year from date of purchase, to the original purchaser, against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship. Specifically excluded is damage resulting from kicking or dropping.

Try flavors from our recipe list or make up your own unlimited flavors! Great for making frozen fruit slushies and iced drinks such as Margaritas.

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

Original ball (pint)
1 pint of Half & Half*
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
Quart ball
1 quart of Cream or Half & Half*
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar


*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. Use goat milk or soy milk for special diets.

Non-Dairy or Vegan Variations

Chocolate Peanut Butter
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
Chocolate Coconut
1 can coconut milk
2 oz. soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate syrup to taste

Variations - just add to vanilla recipe (double for Quart)

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 ½ cup. Dissolve 1 ½ tablespoons instant coffee in smallest amount of very warm water. Add to base.

Cookies And Cream - Add ½ cup (about 8) crumbled chocolate cookies.

Egg Nog - Add 1 tablespoon brandy, 1 tablespoon rum, and a dash of nutmeg!

Frozen Yogurt - Place 2 cups of flavored or fruited yogurt into the metal cylinder, then shake and roll 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, shake and roll to the consistency you desire.

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 shake and roll 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 then shake and roll to the consistency you desire.

Kahlua And Cream - Add 4 tablespoons Kahlua mid-way through freezing.

Macaroon - Crumble about 5 macaroons into cream mixture. Optional: add ¼ teaspoon almond extract; macaroon may be soaked in sherry (about ¼ 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 shake and roll to the consistency you desire. Enjoy raspberry, strawberry etc. ice cream.

Mint Chocolate Chip - Add ¼ teaspoon mint extract and ¼ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (or shaved chocolate). Optional: add a few drops of green food coloring.

Peanut Brittle - Add ½ cup crushed peanut brittle.

Peppermint - Add ¼ 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 ¼ 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 shake and roll to the consistency you desire.. Use Graham crackers to scoop ice cream mix.

Toasted Coconut - Add ½ cup lightly toasted shredded coconut. Optional: add ¼ teaspoon almond extract.

More Recipes! (double for Quart)

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
1/2 pint of whole cream3 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.

Cinnamon Stick Ice Cream
1 pint of Half & Half
½ 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
½ 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 ½ 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 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
1 Heath bar chopped

Other Uses

Use your YayLabs!™ Ice Cream Ball™ to chill coffee, tea and soup or to mix your favorite drinks such as margaritas.

Q: What is the plastic tool that comes with my Ice Cream Ball used for?
A: When making ice cream, the ball gets cold and the plastic expands, making the end cap more difficult to open. This unique plastic tool works like a wrench to make it easier to loosen the end cap. DO NOT use the wrench to tighten the end cap; normal hand tightening is sufficient.


Q: My dog ate my wrench and cap. Where can I buy a replacement?
A: Replacement caps and wrenches are available through Amazon.com with free shipping.


Lid for Pint Ice Cream Ball


Wrench for Pint Ice Cream Ball


Lid for Quart Ice Cream Ball


Wrench for Quart Ice Cream Ball


Q: What are the differences between the Pint (Original) and Quart (MEGA) Ice Cream Balls?
A: Please refer to this helpful chart:

Compare Pint Quart
Weight When Empty 2 lbs. 3 lbs.
Weight When Full 7 lbs. 9-10 lbs.
Ice Cream Capacity 1 Pint = 16 fl. oz. 1 Quart = 32 fl. oz.
Approximate Play Time 20 min. 30 min.


Q: I want the ball for my children. Which one is best for me?
A: We recommend that either Ice Cream Ball be used under the supervision of an adult. Clearly the Pint-sized ball is easier for smaller children to handle, whereas the Quart is better with if you need to make more ice cream. Either ball can be used safely by a family and all ages can enjoy having a ball (moving the ball around) and the wonderful ice cream at the end!


Q: What is most important to making good ice cream?
A: First of all, using quality ingredients is very important. For example, using cream instead of half-and-half makes a richer ice cream. The mixing step is also important to getting a good consistency. For a better consistency, open the ball after 10 minutes (15 for Quart) and use a plasic or wooden spoon to mix the harder ice cream (side of the can) with the soupier cream in the middle. Also, leave about an inch of space at the top of the can for expansion.


Q: The recipes call for "half-and-half" or "cream". What should I use?
A: Worldwide there are an incredible variety of milk and cream products. A few of them are listed below in order of increasing levels of butterfat. In general, the milks and light creams at the top of the list will give a lighter ice cream while the heavy creams at the bottom will give a creamier ice cream (we love the taste of those heavy creams!). Also, expect to spend a little longer playing and freezing with the products at the top of the list (30 minutes for a pint) versus the ones at the bottom (15 minutes for a pint).


  • soy beverages
  • reduced fat milk
  • milk
  • half & half
  • half cream
  • single cream
  • light cream
  • table cream
  • coffee cream
  • medium cream
  • light whipping cream
  • whipping cream
  • heavy cream
  • heavy whipping cream
  • double cream


Q: Where can I get Rock Salt?
A: Rock salt is sold in most supermarkets in the salt/spice section (typically on the bottom shelf). Morton makes a 4 lb. box that costs around $2 that will make many batches of ice cream. If your supermarket doesn’t have rock salt, try another supermarket. Walmart Food Stores also carry rock salt.


Q: Can I use anything else besides rock salt to make Ice Cream?
A: We have heard from customers that other salts such as sea salt and kosher salt will work. We recommend that you use rock salt first and if you cannot find rock salt, use a larger amount of another type of salt than the traditional recipe calls for. We DO NOT recommend using calcium chloride (used to melt driveway snow) in your Ice Cream Ball.


Q: Can I make low-fat ice cream in my Ice Cream Ball™?
A: You can use any variety of milk in your Ice Cream Ball. Whole milk or low fat milk takes longer to freeze so you may have to play with the Ice Cream Ball a few extra minutes to make Ice Cream with the desired consistency.


Q: What kind of ice should I use?
A: Most kinds of ice cubes are fine. If there is a choice, pick smaller cubes. Some very large cubes may have trouble fitting into the opening of the ball. Crushed ice does not work as well as cubes for making ice cream.


Q: How do I clean my Ice Cream Ball™?
A: We recommend hand washing the can end of your Ice Cream Ball using soap and warm water. It is also important to make sure and rinse the ice/salt side of the ball to remove the salt residue from the insides. Using warm water or soap and water is best for this. When removing the ice, it will be very cold, and some users prefer to wear a rubber glove for insulation.


Q: Can I throw or kick my Ice Cream Ball™?
A: We recommend you shake, rattle, and roll the Ice Cream Ball. It’s fine to pass it back and forth and even bowl with it. When the Ice Cream Ball is filled with its ingredients, it is heavy and could be damaged or hurt someone if thrown or dropped. It is not intended to be kicked so be careful. We don’t want you to hurt a toe in the process.


Q: What should I use to mix my ice cream?
A: We recommend a hard plastic spoon or a wooden spoon for mixing the ice cream. Metal can scratch the aluminum and is not recommended. Even a harder spatula is fine. Best results are obtained when you use an up and down motion along the can to remove the harder ice cream and mix it with the soupier ice cream in the middle.


Q: Where can I find more great ice cream recipes?
A: The link to more recipes is on our Recipes page as well as the included booklet. Be creative and come up with your own special flavors by adding to the basic recipe.

Q: I can’t get the top off. What should I do?
A: First use the plastic wrench tool that came with your ball to try and gently but firmly remove the top. It’s stored in the aluminum can when your ball is new. If you don’t have the wrench, wait until the ball comes to room temperature and it should be easier to remove. If this does not work and you must use pliers to twist the cap off, place a towel between the pliers and the plastic cap to prevent it from cracking the plastic. DO NOT use the wrench to tighten the cap. It only needs to be hand tight.


Q: Where can I get the Ice Cream Ball™?
A: The Ice Cream Ball can be found at many retailers including REI, Cabela's and L.L. Bean. The full list of retailers is found on our Where to Find page. You can also buy the Ice Cream Ball over the Internet at www.amazon.com


Q: I have a question that’s not listed here. What should I do?
A: Use the Contact Us link or email Customer Support at info@industrialrev.com

With the unique YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball™, you can make ice cream while on camping trips, at picnics, barbecues, and many other places. Sometimes, after one of these occasions, you may lose a lid or the wrench but they are available on amazon.com with free shipping. Follow the links below to order your replacement parts.


Lid for Pint Ice Cream Ball


Wrench for Pint Ice Cream Ball


Lid for Quart Ice Cream Ball


Wrench for Quart Ice Cream Ball