The Ice Cream Project

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What do you do when the temperature outside is warm?

Well you could go swimming.  Oh wait, you say you’ve already been doing that.  Or wait you don’t have a pool?  Well whatever, wouldn’t some nice homemade ice cream be good?

Oh wait, you don’t have an ice cream maker.  Well shucks, we’re striking out aren’t we…

Hahahahaha NOPE!  I have goodness of homemade ice cream for you.  And it’s only 5 ingredients plus 2 ziploc baggies.

I ran across this recipe somewhere and just knew that with a bunch of kids around, we had to try it.  Well turns out only Tbug and I tried it, the rest of our group had to leave to go to a birthday party, but heck we made it and PC, Tbug and I all three had some.  We were impressed.  In fact we were so impressed we had to share it with you 🙂  Hope you try this out.  It’s super easy and you’ll be glad you did!

Ziploc Baggie Ice Cream
Ingredients for Ice Cream:
1 cup Half & half (or you can use heavy cream), 1/2 tsp Vanilla, 2 tbsp Sugar
Ingredients for the actual making:
1 pint sized ziploc baggie (the snack size), 1 gallon sized ziploc baggie (the large one) 1/2 cup course salt or table salt, ice.

In Pint size baggie place 2 tbsp sugar

Add the 1 cup half & half to the mix.

Now here it is handy to have a couple extra hands.  Add your vanilla to the very full bag.  Then seal your bag and set it off to the side.

Now in your gallon sized baggie, fill it up halfway with the ice.

Then dump your salt over the top of the ice.

Place the pint sized baggie in the gallon sized baggie.

Seal it up.

And shake.

And shake some more

And when the bag gets to cold to hold, con your parents in to helping shake. (no that isn’t my hand, that’s hubby’s hand, I’m just sayin).  Continue to shake for about 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes, pull it out to check the firmness.  If it isn’t completely set up, place it back in and shake some more.  If you used heavy cream, it’ll take closer to 8 minutes or so.

Now that the ice cream is of the right consistency, take the small baggie out of the large baggie and quickly rinse it in cold water to get the salt off the baggie.

Add a spoon and you’re ready to eat!

We had so much fun making this but Miss Tbug had more fun eating it. :).  She was nice though and shared a bite with her daddy and me 🙂

This was:
Kid Tested & Daughter Approved 🙂

Ziploc Baggie Ice Cream
2 tbsp Sugar
1 cup half & Half (or heavy cream)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarse salt or table salt
gallon-sized Ziploc baggie
pint-sized Ziploc baggie

Mix the sugar, half & half and vanilla extract together.  Pour into a pint sized Ziploc baggie.  Make sure it seals tightly!

Now take the gallon-sized Ziplog baggie and fill it halfway with ice and pour the salt over the top.  Then place the cream filled baggie into the ice filled bag and seal.

Make sure it is sealed tightly and start shaking.  Shake for about 5 minutes (or 8 minutes if you are using heavy cream).

Open the gallon-sized baggie and check to see if the ice cream is hard, if not reseal and keep shaking.  Once the ice cream is finished, quickly run the closed pint-sized baggie under cold water to quickly clean the salt off the baggie.

Open the baggie, add a spoon and enjoy.

4 thoughts on “The Ice Cream Project

  1. YUM!!! Sounds like lots of fun =) I have been wanting to make some homemade ice cream and this sounds VERY doable =)

  2. Wow, I didn't know that this was even possible! I will have to try it. I hate making homemade ice cream normally. It takes forever!!

  3. It is supposed to be super hot on Wednesday. Maybe the kids and I will be doing this. Thanks for posting it. 🙂

  4. You've gotta be kidding me, it's this easy?! Why haven't I been doing this?! I'm trying this ASAP 🙂

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