5 Kid-Approved Things to Do with Whipped Cream This Summer

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Do you need a summer routine shake-up? Add some fun to the long, hot days with whipped cream activities! Kids will love a whimsical activity that involves lots of sensory stimulation. From tasty science projects to tactile play, whipped cream makes a great medium for long-lasting entertainment. So spread some joy with one of these five weird and wonderful things to do with whipped cream below. Your summer will be so much better!

First up: tin can ice cream!

Summer is the perfect time to chill out … literally! With whipped cream, some sugar, and two tin cans, your kids can make their own ice cream in less than 30 minutes. It’s simple, fun, and so, so delicious!

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Tin Can Ice Cream

Serves 6.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • ice cream salt
  • crushed ice

Other essentials:

  • 1 (3 lb.) clean coffee can
  • 1 (1 lb.) clean tin can (with lid)
  • 1 large plastic bag
  • duct tape


1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Pour into the clean 1-pound tin can. Pour all food ingredients into 1-pound coffee can. Put the lid on the tin can, place inside the plastic bag, then firmly duct tape the plastic bag around the tin can.

2. Place prepared tin can inside the large coffee can. Spoon a layer of ice around the bottom of the small can. Sprinkle generously with ice cream salt. Layer ice and salt until the small can is completely covered. Place lid on large can, duct tape lid securely in place.

3. Invite your kids to roll the coffee can around outside for 20 minutes.

4. Open lid, drain ice water, and remove the small tin can. If the ice cream isn’t yet firm, relayer additional ice and salt and roll the can around for another 10 minutes until the ice cream is fully frozen.

And in case that doesn’t satisfy your whipped cream quota, here are 4 more clever ideas!


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