3 Minute Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream


Ice cream ready in 3 minutes?

Yeah, I didn’t believe it at first either, but that’s exactly what these Mugz Ice Cream Makers claim to do.

These little ice cream makers are adorable and do not require batteries, or any sort of electricity.

They run off pure kid energy.

These Mugz are a perfect gift for any kid that loves ice cream, slushies, frozen yogurt, or sorbets.

Since I have 4 kids, and they aren’t always on the same page for what kind of ice cream they want, these Mugz make it easy to please each and every one of them. Plus I don’t have to freeze anything ahead of time, so that’s a bonus!

To get the freezing action started, fill the base of the Mugz half way with crushed ice, then add the salt and cold water.

The only downside to this maker is that it requires 4 tablespoons of rock salt or sea salt. It seems like a lot of salt, but you can actually purchase a 5lb bag of rock salt on Amazon for less than 4 bucks, so just make sure to keep that on hand and you’ll be all set for when the ice cream cravings hit.

What you choose to put in the maker is up to you. The possibilities are endless, and super easy. The Mugz even come with several simple recipes to try out.

I have this dreamy Orange Emulsion that I picked up a while back and I thought paired with some cream and a little sugar, it would make a tasty Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream.

Just add the ingredients into a small bowl or measuring cup and whisk together. Add the mixture to the aluminum ice cream bowl, place on the lid, and put the Mugz head back on tightly.

Hand the Mugz to your child and let them shake, shake, shake for 3 minutes.

That’s it!



Your kids will love this!


You can pick up a set of 4 Mugz or buy them individually in all sorts of adorable animal prints.

I can’t wait to try more flavors! …for the kids… of course…

3 Minute Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • ¼ cup ice cold water
  • 4 tbsp rock salt or sea salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1 tsp orange emulsion
  1. Place the crushed ice, cold water and salt into the base of the Mugz Ice Cream Maker.
  2. Pour the cream, sugar, and orange emulsion into a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Place the aluminum dish on top of the crushed ice mixture and pour the ice cream mix into the bowl up to the fill line. Put the plastic lid on top. Twist on the animal head.
  4. Shake constantly for at least 3 minutes in all directions, even upside down.
  5. Remove lid and enjoy!
Notes from Shawn:
Tools required: Mugz Ice Cream Maker

disclaimer: I received a set of 4 Mugz Ice Cream Makers to review for my Holiday Gift Guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. These mugs are downright adorable. Forget free kid labor–I’d be totally willing to shake these myself if it came down to absolutely needing homemade ice cream at any given moment. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. These are adorable! :) I have a big electric ice cream maker and we make ice cream about once a month. But this is great for kids. My daughter isn’t old enough for this yet, but I will be keeping it in mind for the future.

  3. That is so cool. The grands would love doing that.

  4. Christmas gifts!!! Perfect! I was looking for something for my nieces and nephew and I wouldn’t mind one myself – after all that shaking, I deserve the treat right??

  5. Those are cute!

  6. This will be a hit to little kids. And with kids, who doesn’t love ice cream and what if it comes in colorful mugs…I just can imagine their delight. It’s also a good gift idea to those kids at heart who love frozen yogurt. How about if you like to eat the finished product in another cup, will it retain that ice cream consistency?

  7. do you know if there is anywhere you can get the recipes for these? I have one of the Dog ones for my daughter and have lost the recipes that came with it?

    • Hi Alison, I’m not sure where they would have them listed, but you might try their website, and contact customer service if you can’t find any there. Good luck!

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