Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Homemade Ice Cream in a bag

So we get our milk delivered. That's right a "milkman" comes every Monday morning at 4 a.m. and leaves milk (in a cooler) on the front porch. The milk comes in half gallon glass bottles from a local farm. We have a reoccurring order each week of 3 half gallon 1% milk. Normally, we go through all that in a weeks time. However, for whatever reason this past week we only drank half of that and had quite a bit of milk left. I meant to call yesterday to have them cut back our order but I forgot so this morning, like clock work, 3 half gallons appeared at our doorstep. Sooo we have a significant amount (2 1/2 gallons to be exact) of milk to use up this week. So tonight we had potato soup for dinner and then I made the girls some home made ice cream in a bag for dessert. If you've never made ice cream in a bag you should definitely try it! It is delicious and tastes just like real homemade ice cream.
What you'll need

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt or sea salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!

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