It's not actually in your ice cream, but rock salt is still a key ingredient. Proper proportions of ice and salt, when mixed, will produce a temperature as cold as -6 degrees F, which is extremely important in freezing that rich, velvety homemade ice cream.
- After placing ice around your freezer's canister, sprinkle a generous layer of rock salt on top of the ice
- Repeat until canister is well-packed, then crank your ice cream and enjoy!
- 5-lb bag makes up to 4 batches in a medium-sized freezer (Larger freezers will require more salt.)