Our house is an ice-cream-loving house!
I stopped this post right here to go and check to see how many different kinds of ice cream/gelato/sherbert/bars/popsicles we have in our two freezers right now, and the results? Eleven. 11. ELEVEN!!! (I didn’t know it had gotten that bad! My goodness!)
But, to be fair, this IS Florida, temps are in the 90’s here on a daily basis, it’s just plain HOT, and when you get hot around here, the easiest thing to do to cool down is grab something icy cold to eat.
How’s that for rationalization?!
Anyways, on to the point of this post: sometimes you’re in the mood for ice cream, and you don’t have time to go get any. No matter what the circumstances of your day, you CAN have ice cream! In fact, I can almost guarantee you that you can have ice cream right now with the ingredients in your kitchen! How, you ask?
The other day, something very interesting popped into my Facebook feed:
Now, let me say that I have no idea where this originally came from. I don’t know who these kids are. It was a post from a page called Dutchess County Fairgrounds (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PAGE!), and it was one of those things that ended up in my news feed somehow.
Interesting, no matter how it got there.
So I decided to try it! And I dragged my hubby along for the ride! (I’m SO good at doing that! HA!)
In case you find the graphic hard to read, here are the instructions:
Ice Cream in a Bag
1 large zipper sandwich bag
1 small zipper sandwich bag
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 trays or approximately 32 pieces of ice
6 tablespoons salt
Your favorite toppings
Put milk and sugar in the large bag and seal.
Add vanilla for flavor.
Put the ice and salt in the small bag.
Put the small bag inside the large bag.
Shake the bag continuously for 10 minutes (until mixed together and frozen).
Side note: at the sound of any plastic bag rustling in the kitchen, Taffy the dog is instantly there. She thinks she’s getting something.
CoCo the kitty, on the other hand…DESPISES the sound of rustling plastic.
But on to the ice cream!
Here’s what we had after 10 minutes:
Not too bad, eh?
The consistency was JUST like homemade ice cream, straight from a churn! However, somewhere along the way, I think our bag of salt and ice had a leak…because the TASTE was a bit salty! So might I suggest you double-bag it!
All in all, I think it worked great, and I would definitely do it again!
I also think it’s a great summer activity for the kiddos! “You’ve got too much energy! Shake this bag for 10 minutes and then cool down with some homemade ice cream!”
What do YOU think? Will you try out the ice cream in a bag?
**This post is linked up over at A Pretty Life: http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/awesome-party-8-come-link/ Check it out for tons of other great recipes and projects!**