I can't get much easier than this. The ingredients are put in small ziploc bag, then placed in larger ziploc with ice & rock salt. Shake, shake, shake. The salt/ice combo brings the temperature down to make the freezing conditions necessary. It was pretty cold so I wrapped it in a towel for the majority of the shaking.
After just 5 minutes we had ice cream.
It turned out yummy and was fun to make. It would be a perfect activity for a sleep over or any summer event with a bunch of kids. G-tot is a bit young to really understand what was going on but he liked eating the outcome.
I bought more half & half today to make it again this weekend.
Looks pretty good doesn't it? I mixed in some fresh strawberries after I took this shot and gobbled it up. If we make individual servings again I might throw in some different fruit. Or nuts. Or bacon... (I'm kidding. Just seeing if you're still paying attention.)
Want to try it yourself? Here's the recipe I used.
Ice cream in a bag
What you'll need:
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1/2 cup milk or half & half
* 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
* 6 tablespoons rock salt
* 1 pint-size Ziploc plastic bag
* 1 gallon-size Ziploc plastic 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 again carefully.
4. Shake until mixture is ice cream, about 5 minutes.
5. Wipe off top of small bag, then open carefully and enjoy!