Introduction: DIY Push-Up Ice

About: Polymath and idiot. Mostly idiot.

This Instructable will show you how to make your own push-up ice cone when you have a plastic bottle that cannot be recycled. First I will show you how to make vanilla ice by yourself, then how to prepare the bottle.

  • Vanilla Ice
  • Bottle DIY
  • Supplies


    • 500ml milk
    • 125 grams sugar
    • 100 grams whipped cream
    • 6 egg yolks
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • (optional) chocolate, treats, candy
    • ice cubes or really cold water


    • scale
    • sifter
    • ice machine
    • whisk
    • spatula
    • bowl
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • egg separator

    Also a plastic bottle and a straw.

    Step 1:

    Cut the vanilla bean alongside and scratch the pulp out into a cooking pot. Add the milk and half of the sugar. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let it reast for 15 minutes.

    Step 2:

    Separate the eggs and mix the 6 egg yolks with the rest of the sugar.

    But do not whisk it creamy.

    Bring the vanilla milk to a boil again.

    Step 3:

    Slowly, mix the milk-sugar mix with the eggyolk-sugar mix into the bowl.

    Fill another cooking pot with water and bring to a boil (or clean the first one).

    Step 4:

    Let the mix thicken by putting the bowl into the cooking pot (be careful that it doesn't slop over) and stir with a spoon. Keep the cold whipped cream and a bowl with ice cubes ready.

    When the ice mass has thickened and looks like a rose when you blow over a small amount in your spoon, then it is done.

    Step 5:

    Add the cold whipped cream and mix.

    Step 6:

    Put the bowl with the icecream on the bowl with the ice cubes and stir until cool.

    Step 7:

    Sift the cold icemass.

    Step 8:

    Put the ice mass into the ice machine until you have ice cream.

    Put the ice cream into the freezer until you want to serve it.

    Step 9:

    First you have to cut off the top of the plastic bottle. Then you put the straw vertical into the mid and fill the bottom of the bottle with ice cream.

    To make it easier to get the ice out of the base of the bottle (we will cut that off), I have put some smarties in first.

    Add randomly more sweets to the ice cream in the bottle.

    Until it is full. Put it then back into the freezer for at least 1 hour.

    Step 10:

    Once you want to serve the ice cream, take it out of the freezer and put it on a cutting board.

    Cut the top of the bottle off.

    Step 11:

    Take the bottom of the bottle and drill a hole into the mid.

    Big enough to let the straw go through.

    Step 12:

    Put the bottom with hole under the ice cream in the bottle.

    Push the bottom up to push the ice cream out on top.

    Step 13:

    Cut some other treats or candy and put it on the top before you serve.

    Step 14:

    The bottom protects your hand from melting ice cream, but not the floor or your pants, be careful.

    All ice cream gone. It really works!

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