Remember the Ice Cream of the Future? Dippin’ Dots? Well, the future has come and gone and these dots are no where to be found. They are however, very fun to make and more fun to eat, so let’s go back to 1990 and make some DIY Dippin Dots today. These are SO COLD they are steaming!
The problem with this DIY recipe is that you will need to know someone in the medical field to get the supplies. I just don’t know where to get the items otherwise. My brother is a Vet, and he got this all organized. So grab your neighborhood Dr. or Vet and gather these supplies..
DIY Dippin Dots
- 60 cc Syringe
- 14 gauge needle
- Melted Ice Cream OR Ice Cream Mix... made up but not frozen
- Styrofoam Cooler
- Metal slotted spoon or screen
- liquid nitrogen- Enough for several inches in the bottom of cooler.
Prepare the ice cream mix or melt some. Assemble the syringes and fill with the ice cream liquid. Pour the liquid nitrogen into the cooler. If you have a metal screen place in the bottom of the cooler. DRIP the ice cream mix into the cooler and watch it freeze up! The liquid nitrogen will evaporate quickly, so try to go fast. When the bottom is covered with dots or the liquid nitrogen is nearly gone pull the screen up and the dots should come out. Use a slotted spoon to gather up the dots if you don't have a screen. The will be VERY cold, so be careful. Let sit for several minutes then serve and enjoy!
Cooler, melted ice cream, slotten spoon and syringes ready!
We had a blast making these DIY Dippin Dots with my extended family over the holiday weekend. We ran low on liquid nitrogen, so only got one big bowl, but there was enough for us all to have a few bites and we really enjoyed the taste. Remember to wait a few minutes to eat, you can see how cold they are by the steam coming off them.
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