Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ice Cream In A Bag!

      Upon browsing the Internet, I came across an article on making ice cream... in a bag. "No way!" I thought. Of course I HAD to get the kiddies together and give it a try! Sure as apple pie, it really works! It is a bit messy, probably because I used the baggies that have the slider top, and they were no match for huge chunks of ice, but whatever. The point is that it actually worked! I found another way of making it, using instead, two coffee cans. I do not have any actual cans of coffee, but if I can find a big one and a small one without having to buy them, I will definitely try that way. I think it would be alot less coooold on our hands. LOL Also, this specific one is just plain vanilla flavor and not chock full of sugar. It uses just milk, sugar and vanilla to make (ingredient wise) so it doesn't taste really sweet like store bought ice cream. Next time I will probably add a bit more vanilla and possibly a tiny bit more sugar. And then of course I will be messing with other flavors. But really, what a fun activity to do in the summertime! :) So anyways, here it is.

Makes about 2 scoops of ice cream:
  • 1 gallon size Ziploc bag
  • 1 pint or quart size Ziploc bag
  • 1 cup of milk OR half and half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (I might try using more vanilla next time)
  • 2 Tbsp of sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 6 Tbsp of Rock salt or sea salt
      1. Fill your gallon size baggie with ice about half full. Add the salt and seal the baggie.
      2. In the smaller baggie, add your milk, sugar and vanilla. Seal and give it a few squishes to mix.
      3. Open the big bag, put the milk baggie inside and reseal big bag.
      4. Now this is where you get your arm workout (or get splashed with ice cold salt water like I did! LOL) SHAKE that bag. Shake it vigorously for 5-7 minutes.
      5. Open bag, wipe off the top of the little bag before opening it. (Unless you want very salty ice cream, but hey if that's your thing, go for it.) LOL
      6. Serve it up!

    9:30 PM / by / 2 Comments


    1. i am so gonna have to try this!

    2. You should! It is fun, just make sure you don't have any cute on your hands! I did and I got the veryyy salty water on it. OUCH! I'm going to try the coffee can method this week and I'll post it when I do. (I think it may turn out better that way.)


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