Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ice Cream in a Bag!

We made ice cream in a bag the other night and it was surprisingly tasty! Here is the recipe we used:
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Half-n-Half
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Rock Salt
  • Ice
  • 1 Pint Size Ziploc Bag
  • 1 Gallon Size Ziploc Bag
Combine the sugar, half-n-half, and vanilla in the pint size ziploc bag and seal tightly. Combine the ice and rock salt in the large ziploc bag. Place the small bag inside of the larger bag and seal. Shake the bag until the mixture turns into ice cream! This takes about 5 minutes.
I put mittens on Handsome and he helped a bit with the shaking, but mostly he liked to pat the bag while my husband did the shaking. After about five minutes we opened up the bags and found some soft-serve ice cream! Handsome opted to add sprinkles and happily ate up his ice cream that he "made all by me-self!"
That bowl is one of those little Gerber plastic bowls and that is all the ice cream that was in the bag--just right for a child, I think. Handsome ate most of it, but a lot of it turned to liquid because he's kind of slow. Usually he doesn't like ice cream, but he really liked eating this.


Jessica said...

What a cute idea. I'll have to remember that one.....sounds like a perfect MC activity (hint, hint...) :) ~Jess

Rae said...

I definitely have to try this with the kids. I think they'd get a real kick out of it!

Marie said...

Thanks for the recipe! My kids are bit older, but I think they'd still have a blast making their own ice cream. Fun!

At Home Redesigns said...

That looks like going to have to give this a try.