Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Homeade Ice Cream in a bag

This turned out a little soupy when I did it. You really have to shake for a long time, and then it turns out great. It's really fun. Maddie loved it. We'll be doing it again! Another note: I would wear gloves when shaking the bag because it gets COLD!
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better. Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
  • Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
  • 1 pint-size ziplock bag
  • 1 gallon-size ziplock bag
  • Mix-ins (such as: choc. chips, sprinkles, cookies, candy, etc.)
  1. Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.
  2. Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well. Seal the larger bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes). Feel the small bag to determine when it's done.
  3. Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins, and eat the ice cream right out of the bag. Easy cleanup too! Serves 1.

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