L.L.Bean
Bean's Ice Cream Ball: Recipes and Tips
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To use the Ice Cream Ball, simply add ingredients to the metal canister, add ice and rock salt to the other end, then pass or roll the ball until done. For more detailed instructions, refer to the directions included with your Ice Cream Ball.


Ice Cream Recipes (Pint)

Note: Most of these recipes call for half-and-half. You can substitute cream for a richer, creamier dessert. Using whole or lowfat milk (or part milk and part half-and-half) produces a lighter, lower-fat ice cream, but takes longer to freeze.

Vanilla
1 pint half-and-half
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 c plus 2 T sugar

Campsite Cocoa
1 pint half-and-half
2-3 packets instant cocoa mix

Mix ingredients thoroughly in a separate container before adding to the Ice Cream Ball.

S'mores
1 pint half-and-half
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c chopped marshmallows (or mini marshmallows)
1/4 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

Serve with graham crackers for dipping.

Wild Maine Blueberry
1 1/2 c cream*
1 c wild blueberries
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c sugar

* Because of the high liquid content in the berries, we recommend using cream instead of half-and-half.

L.L. Bear's Frozen Yogurt
2 c plain yogurt
1/3 c honey
1/3 c trail mix

Maine Needham
1 pint half-and-half
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c sweetened coconut
1/4 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

New England Maple Syrup
1 pint cream*
1/3 c maple syrup

* Because of the added liquid in this recipe, we recommend using cream instead of half-and-half.

Chocolate Chip
1 pint half-and-half
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

Gingerbread
1 pint half-and-half
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c plus 2 T sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch allspice
1 pinch cloves

Coffee
1 pint half-and-half
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 T instant coffee, dissolved in a small amount of hot water

Coconut
1 c half-and-half
1 c coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c plus 2 T sugar

Cookies & Cream
1 pint half-and-half
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 c sugar
1/2 c crushed chocolate sandwich cookies

Fruit Sorbet
1 1/2 c fruit juice
1/2 c crushed berries
sugar to taste

Peach
1 pint half-and-half
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c sugar
1 medium ripe peach, sliced and pared

Add peaches after 10 minutes of mixing.

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Ice Cream Recipes (Quart)

Note: Most of these recipes call for half-and-half. You can substitute cream for a richer, creamier dessert. Using whole or lowfat milk (or part milk and part half-and-half) produces a lighter, lower-fat ice cream, but takes longer to freeze.

Vanilla
1 quart half-and-half
1 T vanilla
3/4 c plus 2 T sugar

Campsite Cocoa
1 quart half-and-half
3-5 packets instant cocoa mix

Mix ingredients thoroughly in a separate container before adding to the Ice Cream Ball.

S'mores
1 quart half-and-half
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 c sugar
1/2 c chopped marshmallows (or mini marshmallows)
1/2 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

Serve with graham crackers for dipping.

Wild Maine Blueberry
3 c cream*
2 c wild blueberries
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 c sugar

* Because of the high liquid content in the berries, we recommend using cream instead of half-and-half.

L.L. Bear's Frozen Yogurt
4 c plain yogurt
2/3 c honey
2/3 c trail mix

Maine Needham
1 quart half-and-half
1/2 tsp almond extract
2/3 c sugar
1/2 c sweetened coconut
1/2 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

New England Maple Syrup
1 quart cream*
2/3 c maple syrup

* Because of the added liquid in this recipe, we recommend using cream instead of half-and-half.

Chocolate Chip
1 quart half-and-half
1 T vanilla
3/4 c sugar
2/3 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars

Gingerbread
1 quart half-and-half
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c plus 2 T sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves

Coffee
1 quart half-and-half
2 tsp vanilla
1 c sugar
3 T instant coffee, dissolved in a small amount of hot water

Coconut
1 pint half-and-half
2 c coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c sugar

Cookies & Cream
1 quart half-and-half
1 T vanilla
3/4 c sugar
1 c crushed chocolate sandwich cookies

Fruit Sorbet
3 c fruit juice
1 c crushed berries
sugar to taste

Peach
1 quart half-and-half
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c sugar
1 large ripe peach, sliced and pared

Add peaches after 15 minutes of mixing.

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Tips for 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:

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