You Need This Travel-Size Ice Cream Maker for Summer Vacation

It's the perfect activity for camping or road tripping with kids.

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May 28, 2021

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Planning on camping, road tripping or spending some time in an AirBnb this summer? Don't forget to pack an ice cream maker. Yes, you read that right. In addition to the staple kitchen supplies you'll want to pack (check out our camping and AirBnB checklists), we highly suggest adding this Dash My Pint Ice Cream Maker to your packing list.

For one thing, this personal ice cream maker is the size of a travel coffee mug. It fits easily into a suitcase and is so affordable (just $20!), you can plan to bring a couple for the whole family. The Dash My Pint can churn out 1.6 cups of soft-serve texture ice cream in roughly 30 minutes. (We tested it here to be sure.) If you have a freezer or cooler of ice where you're going, we recommend letting the ice cream set up for about an hour before digging in.

Photo by: Layla Khoury-Hanold

Layla Khoury-Hanold

The Dash My Pint is an electric ice cream maker, which can make churning a breeze — and it can also be used manually, making it a fun activity for kids who want to see their liquid mixture turn to ice cream before their eyes. Keep in mind, this could take longer than the 30-minute churn time, so you may need to temper expectations here. On the plus side, though, it'll keep everyone entertained for quite a while if they stay focused on the end goal of perfectly set ice cream.

Finally, at $20 a piece, the Dash My Pint is worth the investment for camping, RV and summer rental trips for another fun activity for kids and adults alike. Plus, it comes in three different colors: aqua, white and pink.

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