The summer heat wave just seems to keep going on and on. So, today couldn’t be a better day for a celebration! It’s National Ice Cream Day! Yippee!! Here’s a recipe to make your own ice cream in a plastic bag with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! It’s quick, easy, and yummy.
Ingredients for 1 serving (a scoop):
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups ice
4 tablespoons coarse salt (Kosher works best)
2 quart size plastic storage bag
2 gallon size plastic storage bag
Combine the milk, vanilla, and sugar in a quart bag and seal tightly squeezing out the air. Put this bag into the second bag for added strength. Put the ice and salt in a gallon bag. Put the quart bag into the gallon bag and seal tightly squeezing out the air. Place this into the second gallon bag for extra strength. Shake, shake, shake the bags until the mixture hardens. Make sure the ice surrounds the mixture. Here is a good time to play toss with the kids. Toss the bag around to each other for about 5 minutes until the ice cream is ready. This makes one serving, so make enough bags for everybody to have their own.
- You can double the recipe for a larger serving.
- You can eat right out of the bag! Toss in some toppings.
- If the bag is too cold to hold, use a towel.
- To make chocolate ice cream use ½ cup milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup.