Wednesday, May 9, 2012

baggie ice cream

this is the picture on my pinterest board but the link doesn't work (don't you hate that?). so i searched around and found a couple recipes but none of them sounded perfect so i made up my own.  it's really really creamy and rich! this is a fun, super easy, and super quick little treat that my kiddies loooved!  i made them each their own, separate baggie which they thought was cool.

things you'll need:
-quart size freezer baggies
-gallon size freezer baggies (use freezer baggies since they are stronger)
-a pair of gloves
-ice cream rock salt

1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
3 T. sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. almond extract
(you can add whatever you want.. berries, chocolate, etc.. we just love vanilla)

mix together all ingredients in a quart size baggie. fill a gallon size baggie half way with ice and add about 1/2 c. rock salt.  put your cream mixture in the baggie of ice and seal.  get your gloves on and shake/massage it for 10 minutes (it really only takes 10 minutes!)
after 10 minutes, take the small bag out and rinse with cold water.  snip a corner of the bag with scissors and squeeze out the ice cream into a bowl. it makes a lot so i gave them about half and put the rest in the freezer for another time.

* on a side note that kind of relates to this post, my kids have been making butter. get an empty jar..we just use an artichoke jar that i washed really good. as long as it has a lid that screws on tightly, it will work. fill it about half way with cream and a little bit of salt.  then they just shake it for about 20-30 minutes until it separates. then put in in a cute little dish and refrigerate. they think it's the coolest thing that they can each use their own butter for waffles, sandwiches, corn on the cob etc.  my kids are funny that way.   it takes all of 30 seconds of my time... and they think it's a fun activity. :)

1 comment:

The Hunts said...

Ok this is TOTally on my list of things to do this summer now. Thank you so much for the idea!!