Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh, what do you do in the Summertime?

Making Ice Cream!

I'm sure lots of people have done this one before but it had been awhile for us and now we are making this stuff all the time! This is homemade ice cream you make without an ice cream maker. In one bag you put 1/2 cup half and half or milk. We used the half and half because we are skim milk drinkers and it is better with half and half or milk that isn't "blue" as my hubby claims skim is. Anyway, 1/2 cup milk or cream, 1 T sugar, 1/4 t vanilla. Make sure you seal it really well.
In a bigger freezer bag fill half the bag with ice add 6T of salt. I didn't have rock salt, kosher salt works, table salt doesn't seem to work as well. Put your ice cream mix inside the big bag and seal well.
Then start shaking! I actually wouldn't recommend this as indoor activity as pictured, better outside! (Look at how serious Matthew is about his ice cream?!)

After about 5-10 minutes of shaking you get this! I think you could probably put two servings in one bag but then everyone wouldn't hvae to work for it! I rinse the inside bag off quickly so we don't have salty ice cream. If you empty your salt water outside make sure you don't dump it on any plants! Have fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog while killing time on the computer. Never heard of ice cream made this way. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for posting.

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