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It’s a Yummy Month!

By Cindy Hopper

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Guess what we are making? It is really fun and yummy!

The perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month — ice cream made in a bag!

How to make Ice Cream In a Bag

For each individual you will need:

* 1/2 cup milk or half and half
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* ice
* 1/4 cup rock salt
* 2 quart-sized Freezer Zip-loc bags (could use smaller bags)
* 1 gallon Freezer size Zip-loc bag
* a hand towel or winter gloves to keep little fingers from freezing

Mix the milk, sugar and vanilla together in one of the quart sized bags. Seal, removing as much air from the bag as possible. Place this bag inside the second quart sized bag, remove air and seal (double bagging to prevent leaking and ensuring success). Put the two bags inside the gallon sized bag along with the ice (we filled the bag with ice) and then about 1/4 cup rock salt. Remove air and seal tightly.

Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake, shake, shake.

After about 15 minutes you have delicious ice cream! Rinse the small bag before eating or be careful when removing from the outside bag to keep it salt free.

If you are looking for more ways to celebrate be sure to make your own homemade magic shell topping!

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About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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