Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag!

Today we made ice cream in a ziploc bag! The recipe came from this blogger, giving credit where it's due. You'll find her pictures much more informative than mine too.

Here's the recipe and instructions:

2 TBL sugar
1 cup half & half (or light cream)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarse salt or table salt
gallon-sized Ziploc bag
pint-sized Ziploc bag

Mix the sugar, half & half and vanilla extract together. Pour into a pint-sized Ziploc baggie. Make sure it seals tightly. Now take the gallon-sized Ziploc bag and fill it up halfway with ice and pour the salt over the ice. Now place the cream filled bag into the ice filled bag and seal.

Be sure it is sealed tightly and start shaking. Shake for about 5 minutes. Open the gallon-sized bag and check to see if the ice cream is hard, if not keep shaking. Once the ice cream is finished, quickly run the closed pint-sized baggie under cold water to quickly clean the salt off the baggie. Open the baggie and serve immediately. 

You might want to let each child make their own. Especially if you have older children. We made one baggie and I split it between the three children. While it was the perfect amount for an after-lunch snack, it really is just a tease. :) However, since my children are not used to having ice cream in the middle of any given day, it was a welcomed snack and I didn't hear a single complaint!

You can also add your favorite fixins! Just beware, it melts pretty quickly!

We also came to the conclusion that it tastes just like Chick-Fil-A's "Icedream"!!  But, without all the added junk. (sorry CFA, but there are a lot of ingredients in there! see here)

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