75 Easy Frozen Desserts That’ll Cool You Off Quicker Than Your A/C

We scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream. What we’re not so into: some of the hoops you have jump through to make it at home. Luckily, we’ve lots of magic shortcuts for you, like this recipe, ice cream in a mason jar. It really is as easy as it sounds: Simply put heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt into a jar, then shake it! You do have to shake it for a full 5 minutes, so this is a great recipe to do with kids—we’re big fans of swapping the jar back and forth so no one gets tired. Once the cream has thickened and can coat the back of a spoon (think closer to sour cream consistency), it’s ready. Pop your jar in the freezer for a few hours, and presto: homemade ice cream.

Get the Mason Jar Ice Cream recipe.