Friday, July 22, 2011

Easy Home Made Ice Cream WITHOUT a machine Part 2

This is a recipe I learned as a kid.  We've done this camping with all the kids and it is super fun to have fresh ice cream in the mountains.  It only takes 5 minutes to mix. There is a great video that shows you how to do it at Family Fun .

Here's the bags ready to go.
 My daughter was worried that her hands would get cold so she held the bag between a towel.  We shook the crazies out of the bag.(maybe a little to much because we did get a hole in one of the bags)
5 minutes later this is what we have. Yummy ice cream to enjoy. 
 No Bowl Necessary!!
Ice Cream In a Bag
  • 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
  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.

1 comment:

Brenbren said...

I remember making these when we were kids! What a fun memory!I am totally going to see if I can find a dairy free recipe to make with my kiddos!

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