Friday, June 4, 2010

Ice Cream Makers...

One thing the kids have been asking me for is to make homemade ice cream together. Andrew did this with his class last year and it was a ton of fun. I told them as soon as school was out we would make it! Here it is and boy was it yummy on a hot day like yesterday!!

Ice Cream in a Bag


2 TBL sugar

1 cup half and half

1/2 tsp 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 zip lock bag

1 gallon size zip lock 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 (turn then over and over) until the mixture hardens-- about 5 minutes

3. Take the smaller bag out of the larger one. Eat the ice cream.