SoftShell Ice Cream Ball Quart

Item No. F-SS-QT
Just add natural ingredients that are as simple as cream, sugar, and vanilla in one end then add ice and rock salt in the other end. The softshell exterior makes it fun to shake, roll, and play your way to a quart of delicious ice cream in about 30 minutes. Features Wide and shallow canister makes
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Just add natural ingredients that are as simple as cream, sugar, and vanilla in one end then add ice and rock salt in the other end. The softshell exterior makes it fun to shake, roll, and play your way to a quart of delicious ice cream in about 30 minutes.


  • Wide and shallow canister makes it easy to mix ingredients and scoop out ice cream.
  • The built-in handles make opening the ends easy; flip back the handle and lay it on a table to allow easy access to stir ingredients or scoop out ice cream.
  • Constructed from food-safe, BPA-free materials.
  • Includes Pure & Simple recipe booklet.

Download Instruction Booklet PDF


  • Weight When Empty: 3.5 lbs.
  • Weight When Full: 9.5 lbs.
  • Diameter: 9" (23 cm)
  • Ice Cream Capacity: 1 Quart/32 fl. oz.
  • Approximate Play Time: 30 minutes

WARNING: SoftShell Ice Cream Ball is to be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Use caution when handling and disposing of ice and water mixture, as it may be extremely cold. DO NOT DROP, KICK, THROW, OR BOUNCE! This misuse could result in injury to the user or damage to the SoftShell Ice Cream Ball. Damage due to misuse is not covered under warranty.

Tips to using your ice cream ball

Complete directions are packaged inside the Ice Cream Ball. Here are some additional tips to help you get the best results:

  1. When you add ingredients, leave about an inch of space to allow for expansion
  2. If you cannot find rock salt, you can substitute table salt or kosher salt. We do not recommend using calcium chloride (used to melt driveway ice and snow)
  3. Hand-tighten the ball to close; use the provided plastic wrench only to open it
  4. To avoid damage, do not kick or throw the Ice Cream Ball
  5. To ensure even freezing, pause to scrape the sides of the ice cream compartment with a wooden or plastic spoon after 10 minutes of mixing (15 minutes for Quart)
  6. When you stop to stir the ice cream, also drain excess water from the ice end and refill with additional ice and rock salt
  7. Handwash both ends of the Ice Cream Ball with warm, soapy water after each use
  8. Pint recipes will work fine in the Quart-size Ice Cream Ball

Ice Cream Ball Recipes

Making the ice cream in the Quart size is the same as the Pint ball, except the proportions are different and you get A LOT more ice cream! 

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.


  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!

Other Ice Cream Ball Recipes

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. 

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.


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!


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.


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.


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 Info
Description SoftShell Ice Cream Ball™, Quart size
Product Group Name High Fives
Net Weight 3.94
Depth 9.63
Width 9.63
Depth 9.63
Reviews (11)
  • Trying today
    I bought mine a few days ago, and will be making some butter pecan this afternoon. I will post results - post production. Wish me luck!
  • Our experience
    We found the best way to use this ice cream maker was have the kids bounce it on the backyard trampoline.
  • Worked pretty good
    I followed the exact recipe for the vanilla. I didn’t have to add more ice. We rolled it for 11 minutes. About half was a nice solid, nice consistency, good flavor ice cream. The rest was still thicker liquid. Like a melted milk shake. My son loved it and had fun. I bet it just needed more time rolling.
  • what the heck
    when i look up how to make ice cream in ice cream maker ball it says put ingredients into ball. this is insane
    I bought this ball thinking it would be great to take RV camping. We tested it out in the backyard. I constantly needed more ice as it melted fast. It was too heavy to kick around so we roll it. It was exhausting for 2 adults that i can not imagine 2 kids 5-14 yrs old wanting to roll this around for 20+ min. to make ice cream. Then to have extra ice on hand while camping. I would pass in the store if i walked by this now knowing all i know. Anyone want a free ice cream ball? you pay shipping. ;) or will the company refund my $??
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  • Amazing Costumer Service
    Our ice cream ball unfortunately broke. But as soon as I contacted ice cream revolution they instantly sent me a new one!
  • Awesome
    This is so amazing!
  • Awesome
    This is so amazing!
  • Good if it lasts
    We purchased this at Christmas time as a gift. We used it the for the first time yesterday. It made great ice cream. However, when I opened the ice cream chamber to clean it the seal on the ball fell off and was in several pieces. Now the ice cream chamber doesn't seal. $49.99 is a lot of money for a one time use. Extremely disappointed. Sorry to hear about your problem. - Please email us at with your address and problem and we'll send out a replacement lid that will take care of your problem. The ball should last for years and years.