We invested in an "Ice Cream Ball" the other day at Cabelas, which is made to use while camping when you don't have electricity, but of course we decided to go ahead and try it out. First, you fill the metal capsule inside the ball with your favorite ice cream mixture and then you fill the outer portion with ice and rock salt. Last but not least you seal it up and literally have a ball. While you are rolling it everywhere the ice cream freezes and in 30 minutes you get a delicious treat. It is definately a lot less noise than an ice cream machine and you work off more calories. Yippee for MOM.