Thursday, June 9, 2011

Homemade Ice Cream... Yum!

I remember as a child sitting on the front porch of my grandparents house waiting for that sweet cold ice cream. Family and friends would all be gathered around chatting as my grandfather cranked the ice cream maker. My grandmother and all of the other women were usually in the kitchen talking and making a nice spread of food for everyone. That was the good ole days. Now a days we don't enjoy homemade ice cream anymore. We go to the store and buy all of the fancy flavors from the Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream to the crazy flavors Ben and Jerrys has come out with.

Here is a recipe that I found online that I think you and your children will enjoy this summer.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a bag! This homemade, creamy treat is a summertime delight for kids and adults alike.

Check out our fun and easy step-by-step ice cream gallery!

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What you'll need:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk or half & half
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons rock salt
1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
Ice cubes
How to make it:
Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.


1 comment:

MAS@TheGoodLife said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this with my husband and son. Sounds fun!