Enjoy the Summer Weather: Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice cream is a welcome summer

Waking up today in Akron, Ohio, the weather was wonderful!  It was like summer showed back up (after March being so beautiful!) and now it is in the mid-80’s and it is only 12:30!  So I brought out a recipe I think you’ll love and I know you’ll have everything to make!

Ice cream in a bag is so easy, and totally yummy.  Kids will love it!  Once you get it prepped and in the bags, wrap a bath towel around the bag, duct tape it closed, and let the kids toss it around for 5-10 minutes outside!  Open it up and you have ice cream!  You can flavor it any way you want with chocolate syrup, smushed strawberries or a little peanut butter, and it makes just enough to stay cool on a hot day!  Give it a shot!

Ice Cream in a Bag

2 TBSP sugar

1 cup half and half (you can use heavy cream or whole milk)

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better.  Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine and will work)

Ice cubes(enough to fill a gallon-size bag about half full)

1 pint size zip-lock bag

1 gallon size sip lock bag

Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint size bag and seal it tightly.  Place the salt and ice in the gallon size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well.  Seal the larger bag.  Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens, about 5 minutes.  Feel the small bag to determines when it’s done.  Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins and eat the ice cream right out of the bag.  Easy cleanup too!  Serves 1-2.

Check out the video of how to put it together from the great people over at Family Fun Magazine!  They have so much cool stuff over there!



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