Ice cream in a mason jar – A Subtle Revelry

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


  1. Tanya

    17 June

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

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

  3. Randy

    18 June

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

  4. kristen

    18 June

    what a cool idea, LOVE it!

  5. Jenifer

    19 June

    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

    17 August

    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

    22 August

    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

    14 January

    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

    29 June

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

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