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YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker

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  • 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
  • Then shake it, pass it, or roll it around for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Constructed of durable, advanced materials
  • Backed by 1 year warranty; includes recipe booklet

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Product Description

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With the unique Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker, 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 10 to 15 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 or make up your own concoction. Made of durable advanced materials, the Ice Cream Ball is lightweight, portable, and easy to clean.



Step 1, fill with ice.


Step 2, mix up ingredients.


Step 3, shake it up.


Step 4, enjoy.
How it Works:
  1. Fill the ice end with as much ice as possible, then add 1/2 cup of rock salt to the pint size or 3/4 cup to the Mega size. The lid should be hand tightened--do not use the wrench.
  2. Mix up your ice cream ingredients in a container, then pour the mix into the end with the metal cylinder, leaving about one inch for expansion at the top. Hand tighten the lid.
  3. Have a ball! Shake, roll, and pass it around as you mix and freeze the ingredients. It's not necessary to shake the ball...just motion will do it.
  4. After about 10 minutes for the pint size and 15 minutes for the Mega 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. Pour out the excess water and add more ice and up to 1/3 cup more rock salt to enhance the freezing ability. Close the lids securely and continue having a ball for approximately 5 to 10 more minutes (15 for the Mega).
  5. You will then have about a pint (or quart for the Mega ball) 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!

Important tips for using your Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker:

  • Directions and recipes are inside the Ball.
  • Use cream instead of half and 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 Mega ball) of mixing (shaking, rolling, and passing), it is important to stir the ice cream mix (it freezes more around the can). Also, drain the water and refill with ice and additional rock salt. Have fun for another 10 to 15 minutes and you're done.
  • Use the provided plastic wrench to open the ball, but not to close it.

Pint Size Details:

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

Mega Size Details:

  • Weight When Empty: 3 pounds
  • Weight When Full: 9 to 10 pounds
  • Ice Cream Capacity: 1 Quart/32 fl. oz.
  • Approximate Prep Time: 30 minutes with cream, 35 minutes with half and half

What's in the Box?
Ice Cream Ball, recipe booklet

Manufacturer's Warranty
One-year warranty on manufacturing defects

Product Description

With the unique Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker, you can make ice cream anywhere! You dont need electricity, just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other endthen 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 included or make up your own. Made of durable materials, it's lightweight, portable and easy to clean. Its ideal for Camping, Boating, Picnics, Parties, Travel...anywhere!

Product Details

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  • ASIN: B000S5XYI2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,268 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It makes great ice cream and has been a lot of fun for the kids.
SeaTurtle
The ball is quite hard and hits kids fingers unpleasantly if rolling back and forth by hand.
momd
Good soft ice cream that was made in 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of work out.
Eric Olson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,817 of 1,910 people found the following review helpful By Thinking Girl on November 5, 2005
Color Name: BlueSize Name: Pint
I'm not unreasonable, but I'm apparently the only one who thought this ice cream ball was crummy. I bought it for my three young children and I to make ice cream, and found it to be a pain. First, the capacity is only 2 cups, which is not a lot. Second, ice cubes from a standard ice cube tray are too large to fit into the opening for the ice and salt. You either have to have a crushed ice ice maker, purchase comercial ice or spend 15 minutes crushing the ice with a meat tenderizer mallet, like I did. I hoped that 5 ice trays of ice would be enough ice, but you need at least twice that much to keep the ball filled for the time required.

The instructions for the ball say that after ten minutes of mixing, to stir the ice cream. Sounds easy, but after you pry the lid off (with a special wrench they include with the ball so the ice cream mix can splatter everywhere) you have less than a 3 inch diameter to stir ice cream which is liquid on the inside core and frozen solid on the metal wall of the chamber six or seven inches deep. But wait, don't use anything metal to chip the rock hard stuff into the liqid stuff! I tried a silicon spatulta, a wooden spoon, and eventually took the silicone head off the first spatula and scraped the sides with the wooden handle wedge. (My neighbor and I both tried making ice cream and stiring every 5 minutes instead, didn't help to hard ice cream mixing very much.
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402 of 445 people found the following review helpful By L. Keller on May 18, 2006
I received the Ice Cream Ball (in Green) for Mother's Day after I mentioned it would be fun to have when I saw it on the Food Network. Even though it does not make a large amount of ice cream, it makes enough to satisfy one's cravings without going to all the trouble of a normal ice cream maker. You put ice and rock salt in one end and the ice cream mix in the other. I made vanilla the first time. Then my family and I went outside and rolled the ball, tossed it short distances to one another (it is much too heavy with all the ice to throw far,) and generally shook the heck out of it. I did have to drain the melted ice once and refill with more ice and rock salt. After 20-25 minutes I opened the ice cream container and ice cream had been made. It was a little soupy in the middle, but I had to scrape the sides to get the solid portion out. If I would have "played" with the ball a little more all of the mix would have been solid. This method of making home-made ice cream definately would not work for a large number of people or a b-day party. But it works to satisfy a craving for 1-3 people. I guess you could say that you burned enough calories making the ice cream, that you should not feel guilty eating it!!
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125 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Eric Olson on July 13, 2006
Rube Goldberg device (as stated in a snarky review below)? Give me a break. Heads up, food snobs: This isn't a Kitchen Aid. In case the pictures didn't clue you in.

It makes a quart of ice cream. Good for portion control and satisfying cravings. And rolling the ball around with the wife made for a good little workout. Sort of like a medicine ball, but with this one you eat back the calories you've burned.

And its fun to chase the dogs through the house with is ball of rolling noise!

Not for a family of 40. Not for the National Ice Cream Eating Contest.

Tip: Like with anything, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

It says roll the ball for 10 minutes, stop and scrape the sides. It is pretty amazing how thick the sides became on our first try (and considering that it was over 100 degrees outside testament to the cooling feature).

Scraping the sides keeps the ice cream from being overly "soupy" as complained about below. During the remaining 5-10 (we only went 5 as we were hungry) minutes of rolling.

Then PRESTO! Good soft-serve quality ice cream. Not Ben and Jerry's. Not Italian Gelato. Good soft ice cream that was made in 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of work out.

Don't use anything bigger than mini chips as they tend to suffer from centripetal forces and don't evenly spread through the ice cream.

Are there better ice cream makers? Yes. Is this one fun and worth the money/effort? Certainly. Maybe there is a Rube Goldberg quality to it. But that gives it the charm.
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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Art Glass Geek on December 10, 2005
Color Name: BlueSize Name: Pint
I liked the ice cream ball. It makes delicious vanilla ice cream with little work. Myself and my children shook and rolled it for about 8 minutes and them we just let it sit for a while to stay cold in the refrigerator. I then took it out, shook it some more, stirred it with a small wooden spoon and served it up (this worked for us). It was very good with half and half, but would probably be more creamy with cream. There are two things I would change about it: the company should include some kind of scooping device that will easily scrape the frozen ice cream off the sides without ruining the barrel, also I would make the opening for the ice a little bigger to accommodate regular size ice cubes. Crushed ice works the best, but you may have to buy it. Overall, we enjoyed this item and it was pretty easy to use and clean up. It makes 1 pint of ice cream which was well enough for three children or a couple adults. If it had a scooper and a wider opening for the ice I would have given it a 5 stars.
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