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Neapolitan Ice Cream Recipe in Mason Jars

Neapolitan Ice Cream Recipe in Mason Jars

Do you find it hard to decide on your favorite ice cream flavor? Then you need to try this Neapolitan Mason Jar Ice Cream recipe, learn to make three of your favorite flavors of ice cream. Then enjoy them individually or enjoy a scoop of each flavor together. It’s quick and easy. With three options of different flavors and your favorite toppings, this recipe will become your go-to ice cream this summer!

Can you say no to ice cream? We can’t and it’s safe to say that ice cream is a universal treat that rules the world of desserts. It’s a delicious, creamy, and perfect way to avoid heat stroke. Your kids will love this recipe, not only due to the flavor but the vibrant colors of their favorite flavors too. 

If we have to choose between homemade and store-bought ice creams, our vote will be for homemade ones. The reason is obvious when you make a recipe at home; you know what you have added and what’s not, making it the way you and your family will like the most. 

We love homemade ice creams so much that we have a list of the 13 Delicious Mason Jar Ice Cream Recipes that you must check out. 

One of the best things about mason jar recipes is that they are quite easy to store later. You can make them in the mason jar and then cover the mason jar with lid, and your recipe is ready to store. No need to mess up your kitchen with different containers for making and freezing recipes. 

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Looking down on jars of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream.

❤️ Why You’ll Love Mason Jar Neapolitan Ice Cream 

  • It’s easy to make a variety of flavors and doesn’t take more than an hour to mix the ingredients before the time needed for freezing. 
  • Three different flavors increase the options for flavors and then add on whatever toppings you crave to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add any topping, and it can go well with any of the flavors of this homemade Neapolitan ice cream. 
  • Most of the ingredients are repeated to make different flavors. So, you won’t have to get a huge list of ingredients from the store. 
  • No unnecessary ingredients like artificial flavor, natural flavors, high fructose corn syrup, or citric acid for preserving
  • Healthier than buying a gallon of neapolitan ice cream from the store

If you love ice cream, then creamy desserts must be your weakness, you’ve gotta make this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

If you’re looking for something just as delish but not ice cream, check our Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats Recipe, which is easy, delicious, and semi healthy. 

🍦 Ingredients

You’ll need the same ingredients with a little variation to make different mason jar Neapolitan ice cream flavors. Here is what you should have to enjoy these delicious frozen desserts. We make the separate flavors in different jars.

For homemade creamy vanilla ice cream:

  • cold heavy whipping cream 
  • cane sugar or honey 
  • large pinch of salt 
  • real vanilla extract made with vanilla bean

For strawberry ice cream

  • cold heavy whipping cream 
  • cane sugar or honey 
  • large pinch of salt 
  • real vanilla extract 
  • strawberry jam

For chocolate ice cream

  • cold heavy whipping cream 
  • cane sugar or honey 
  • large pinch of salt 
  • real vanilla extract 
  • baking cocoa 
Ingredients needed to make neopolitan ice cream in mason jars.

🥄 Tools Needed  

Mason jars with lids

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Ball Regular Mouth Pint 16-oz Mason Jar with Lids and Bands (Pack of 24)
  • 24-Regular Mouth glass preserving Mason Jars. 24-Regular Mouth Lids. 24-Regular Mouth Bands.

Spoons for stirring 

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Sturdy stainless steel spoon stirs, scoops and serves

Bowl for serving if needed 

🍨 How to Make Neapolitan Mason Jar Ice Cream

As we mentioned before, making Neopolitan Mason Jar Ice Cream is quite easy. Follow the easy steps below to make 3 delicious flavors of ice cream to combine into the perfect neapolitan ice cream: 

  1. Take a pint-sized mason jar and add the ingredients of the desired flavor to it.
  2. Cover the mason jars with metal lids and close them tightly. Plastic lids are not recommended. 
  3. Mix the ingredients in the mason jars for 5 to 6 minutes or until they look thickened. 
  4. Seal the mason jar’s lid properly before keeping it in the freezer for 3-4 hours. It will be best if you can keep it in the freezer overnight. 
  5. Repeat with the other flavors.
  6. Transfer it to the bowl or enjoy it directly in the mason jar. You can add any of your favorite toppings to enjoy it the way you like the most. 
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💪 Helpful Tips 

Want to enjoy the best mason jar ice cream? Remember the following tip: 

  • Put the churned ingredients in the freezer as soon as possible. It will reduce the time for freezing your ice cream well later.
  • If you’re using an ice cream maker to churn ice cream, read the manual first to have an idea of the time. Always mix the ingredients according to the time recommended on the manual to have a smooth consistency of mason jar ice cream. 
  • For the best experience, use heavy full-fat cream to make thicker ice cream. Your ice cream will be icey if you add low-fat cream, skim milk, nonfat milk, or other liquid ingredients. 
  • Always use real vanilla extra as opposed to the imitation vanilla, to ensure that you get that rich natural vanilla flavor.
  • Never leave your ice cream at room temperature if not eating.

🥣 Recipe Variations 

Neapolitan ice cream tastes so good that you’ll never get bored of the flavors since there are so many combos you can enjoy together of this dairy dessert. Still, if you love experimenting with the recipe or want to make different variations for family and friends, here are a few variations that you’ll love: 

Want a different flavor? Add mint chocolate chip, strawberry cookies, crushed graham crackers, a scoop of sweetened cocoa powder for more chocolate, or any other addition you want to make. 

Use strawberry topping – If you don’t have strawberry jam at home, you can also use strawberry topping or strawberry puree. But, using strawberry syrup for the recipe isn’t recommended. 

Blend in an ice cream maker – If you don’t want to mix the ingredients manually, you can do it using an ice cream maker. It will lower your effort and make the recipe quickly but ice cream makers can be costly and take up a lot of space in your kitchen.

Drizzle on- some homemade syrup, homemade chocolate sauce, homemade ice cream magic shell (coming soon), pumpkin pie syrup, apple crisp syrup, etc.  

Make ice cream sandwiches- take a little of each flavor of ice cream and make homemade neapolitan ice cream sandwiches

3 Jars of neopollitan ice cream.

FAQ 

Can you make it ahead of time? 

Yes, you can make it ahead of time and store it. However, for storing, you have to follow specific storage instructions to retain the flavor and texture of Neapolitan ice cream. Don’t store it in big mason jars with hard to get into openings because you’ll find it hard to scoop it later when completely frozen. 

Store in airtight containers or mason jars with lids. It can be kept in the freezer for up to a month. 

Can I use different types of jars or containers for different flavors? 

It’s best if you use pint-sized mason jars for this recipe. If you don’t have these, you can use others. A mason jar will be easy to open and best for freezing ice cream in. You can also store your ice cream in bread loaf pans covered tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil in the freezer.  

Three jars of homemade mason jar ice cream.

🤤 More of Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavors

Want to beat the summer heat with different homemade ice creams this summer? Then, you need to check out our delicious ice cream recipes that you’ll surely love! 

Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream in jars.

Neapolitan Ice Cream in Mason Jars

Mason Jar Recipe
Ready to make your own homemade Neapolitan Ice Cream? Make chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream and then combine them to make your own neapolitan ice cream!
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Vanilla

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of salt

Strawberry

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • Large pinch of salt

Chocolate

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • Large pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Take a pint-sized mason jar and add the ingredients of the desired flavor to it.
  • Cover the mason jars with metal lids and close them tightly. Plastic lids are not recommended.
  • Mix the ingredients in the mason jars for 5 to 6 minutes or until they look thickened.
  • Seal the mason jar’s lid properly before keeping it in the freezer for 3-4 hours. It will be best if you can keep it in the freezer overnight.
  • Repeat with the other flavors.
  • Transfer it to the bowl or enjoy it directly in the mason jar. You can add any of your favorite toppings to enjoy it the way you like the most.

Notes

  • Put the churned ingredients in the freezer as soon as possible. It will reduce the time for freezing your ice cream well later.
  • If you’re using an ice cream maker to churn ice cream, read the manual first to have an idea of the time. Always mix the ingredients according to the time recommended on the manual to have a smooth consistency of mason jar ice cream. 
  • Use heavy full-fat cream to make thicker ice cream. Your ice cream will be icey if you add low-fat cream, milk or other liquid ingredients. 
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