It’s a Yummy Month!
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
* 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!Published July 8, 2010. Last updated June 14, 2016.