Monday, May 16, 2011

Ice Cream In A Bag

Tonight after dinner I thought it would be fun for us to make a simple little treat for dessert; ice cream ice milk in a bag.  It only takes about 5 minutes and is a great activity to get the kids involved in the kitchen.  My husband had never done it before and neither had Hudson, so I figured it was the perfect time!!  Here is the recipe that we used, but I'm sure there are other variations out there.

1 cup milk or half and half (we used some of Hudson's whole milk)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Add all ingredients together in a small Ziploc bag and seal.

Then add 6 tbsp rock salt to a large Ziploc bag filled half full of ice. 

Place small bag inside large bag, seal and shake for at least 5 minutes.  You should be able to feel the contents of the small bag begin to harden.  After 5 minutes or so, remove small bag from large bag, quickly wipe small bag with a damp cloth to remove salt water (so you don't transfer any to your ice cream) and scoop into bowls.  Enjoy!!

The Churning Process:

 We had to take turns shaking the bag because it gets so cold!  It might be helpful to wear gloves or mittens.

 Hudson was working hard and having fun!

 Here is an after picture right before I scooped into our bowls.

 It begins to melt pretty fast, so you have to be quick!

 You can even dress it up with toppings.  Hudson added sprinkles...

It turned out to be a big success.  Both the hubby and Hudson liked it, so it looks like we'll be making it again soon...maybe even tomorrow night!!


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