Ice Cream Kit {a fun gift for summer birthdays}

Ice Cream Making Kit | Mama Papa Bubba

There’s no doubt that Grae and I love putting together fun gifts for her friends’ birthdays.  So far this year we’ve given several craft kits, a play dough kit, a sensory play kit, and a little artist’s drawing kit.  This time around, we wanted to try something different – keeping in mind that the birthday girl is moving come the end of the school year.

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The idea came about when we came across this Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker a couple of weekends ago {we found ours at Fantasy World in The Avenues, but it looks as though it’s available in several different shops and it’s definitely available on Amazon in multiple countries}.  An ice cream kit it was!

Since we had to leave my beloved Kitchen Aid mixer and ice cream maker attachment back home in Canada, we’ve been making ice cream using the classic plastic baggie method here in Kuwait.  While it works well, I always feel badly about using and throwing away several plastic bags just for a serving or two of ice cream, so the Chill Factor is a nice alternative.  {I may have picked one up for Miss G too – shhh…}

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Throughout the week, Grae and I collected fun things to accompany the ice cream maker…  Here’s what we found – cones, maraschino cherries, sprinkles, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, gummy berries, ice cream dishes, and gelato spoons.  We also picked up a clear storage container to package the gift in.

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Today before heading down to the party, we put together our kit.  Grae decided that the only way we were going to make everything fit was to remove the Chill Factor from its box, so that’s what we did – making sure to include the instruction booklet and recipe book of course.

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Since the gummy bears and butterscotch / chocolate chips came in big bags, we used tiny glass jars to house smaller portions of those treats and everything else stayed in its original packaging.

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Here’s what our kit looked like once we worked our Tetris magic and put it all together.  In retrospect, we really should have put some tissue paper or paper grass in the bottom of the bin to  make it look a little bit nicer, but next time I guess!

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To finish it off, we simply tied the bin with some pretty baker’s twine {as we do everything} and added a paper tag.  Ice cream kit done.  ☺


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