Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grub It Up: Ice Cream in a Baggie

Having thoroughly enjoyed the frozen doggie treats we made for Vegas, we figured that we should take a crack at making ice cream in a baggie for us. Mom was skeptical, but we were all amazed at how well this worked. Like, why isn't everyone just walking around making ice cream? It's insanely easy and requires very few ingredients.

You'll need to round up:
- 1 tbl sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or other flavor (we had leftover flavor from our play and freeze ice cream ball and used the same amount of that)
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 gallon-sized baggie
- 1 quart-sized baggie
- 6 tbs rock salt (I've read that kosher salt works too, but we had the rock salt)
- about 2 cups ice

All of that will make roughly one serving of ice cream. Just:
- Place the sugar, flavor, and half and half in the quart-sized bag.
- Fill the gallon-sized bag half way with ice and add the rock salt.
- Place the smaller bag inside of the larger bag and shake, shake, shake. In about 5 minutes, you'll have ice cream. Promise.

Oh -- one other little thing. For some reason, we didn't anticipate how freezing cold the baggies would get during the process. Hurt your hands freezing. You might want to put on oven mitts!

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