Ice cream in a mason jar

A party or wedding favor that will make your guests mouths water! Homemade ice cream in a mason jar. This tutorial I designed for Style Me Pretty.

The homemade ice cream jars are so fun to use for summer party or wedding favors. They are also a great way to say a cheerful Happy Summer to your neighbors. We dropped a few off on doorsteps of our newest friends during an early morning walk this week.

Homemade Ice Cream Favors

  • Print out the I scream for ice cream labels for your jars- HERE. The download includes four large labels for the front of your jars, four blank side labels and four directional side labels.

  • Cut out labels and personalize the blank one to say what you would like to your guests
  • Pour 1 cup rock salt into the bottom of each jar
  • Pour 1 tablespoon sugar & 1 teaspoon vanilla powder into a small (quart size) zip-lock bag and seal
  • Combine the bag of powder and 8 of the half & half packets in each jar

  • Tie on your front label with twine & tie on your side labels with ribbon for your guests

Use these for your summer party or get the kids involved & walk a few down the street to make new friends!

photography credits: Jackie Wonders

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Posted June 17, 2010
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16 Responses to “Ice cream in a mason jar”

  1. Tanya says:

    I saw this~ thought it was the best idea everrr! Love it!

  2. Seriously AWESOME. On SMP!!! Way to go!

  3. Randy says:

    What a clever ice breaker to meet the neighbors. Great Idea!

  4. kristen says:

    what a cool idea, LOVE it!

  5. Jenifer says:

    Once again, you’ve outdone yourself. Thank you for such a lovely idea and for the downloads. I just love your blog and plan to feature you on mine tomorrow. If that’s not okay, just let me know. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you do!!

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  7. Barbara says:

    I love this idea, but I’ve never seen vanilla powder, and are there instructions somewhere on how to make the ice cream?

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Any substitutions for the vanilla powder? What size are the jars?
    I am having an ice cream party for my daughter’s birthday. These are going to be such cute favors!! I am so excited to make them but I live in a small town and am not sure if I can get my hands on vanilla powder. But I want to make them sooo badly! Any suggestions?

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  10. Sarah says:

    Lovely idea, would make great thank you gifts for any occasion. I am definitely going to give some of these to my neighbours this summer!

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  13. Bianca says:

    These are super cute! They’d be great at a kids (or adults!) birthday party too!

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