I feel like this should have some sort of pithy name or something. But I got nuthin’ so I’m calling it like it is. It’s ice cream. That you make in a ziploc bag. It’s a fun activity to do when you have a bunch of kids together because everyone can do their own and none of the ingredients cost much.
So here’s what you need:
Easy! Milk, sugar, vanilla, a gallon freezer bag and a quart sealable bag. You also need ice and ice cream salt.
Ice Cream recipe:
1/2 c milk
1 Tb sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients in quart bag (or in a bowl, but then you have to wash it…). Seal the bag. Fill gallon bag 3/4 full with ice and add 6Tb ice cream salt (regular salt works, too…but not quite as good). Place the smaller bag in the larger one and seal.
Shake the bag for five minutes or until mixture thickens. Eat up!
Just a few things to note:
– Be careful when shaking up the bags. You can play catch with them and toss them around, but they have been known to leak if they take too much abuse. We actually tried double-bagging the ingredients to stop the leaks but then the mixture doesn’t get cold enough.
-You can also use cream instead of milk. Technically, I suppose this should be called Ice Milk in a Bag. Since my kids didn’t seem to notice the difference, I used 2% milk.
-It’s also possible to make this in a metal coffee can. You’d mix the ingredients in a quart bag, seal it and drop it into a coffee can full of ice and salt. Snap on the lid and have the kids roll the can back and forth or play soccer with it for five minutes until the ice cream is done. It’s just not as easy to find metal coffee cans as it used to be.