Don’t want to use the big expensive machines to make your own home made ice cream? Try making it in a ziplock bag instead. This could be a fun activity on a warm day for your kids to try.
ICE CREAM IN A BAG
Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 cup half and half, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a pint-size ziplock bag and seal it tightly. Place 1/2 cup coarse salt (table salt is also fine) in a gallon-size bag, then fill it halfway with ice cubes. Place the sealed smaller bag inside as well, and seal the larger bag. Shake the bags until the ice cream mixture hardens about 5 minutes. (Feel the small bag to determine when it’s done) Take the smaller bag out of the larger one and eat the ice cream right out of the bag. Serves 1
Tip: A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don’t increase the proportions more that that — a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.
Tip: You can also place the bag inside of a coffee can and seal the can and kick the can around or roll it around to make the ice cream as well!
Here is a link for Family Fun if you want to see a video of how they do it. Click HERE