Recipe for Fun

>> Monday, May 18, 2009

I've seen several recipes online for home made ice cream in a ziplock baggie, and I've always wanted to try it. Well, tonight I decided this would be as good of day as any! It's a great easy recipe to do with kids! You will need...


  • 1/2 cup milk (we used 2%, but it might be even better with whole)
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbs. Sea Salt
  • 4 trays of ice cubes
  • 1 quart sized ziplock bag
  • 2 gallon sized ziplock bags
  • broom and dustpan
  • 50's music
  • Mommy
  • 2 giggly girls
  • Pour milk into the small ziplock baggie. I found it helpful to push the baggie down into a tall glass, with the edges of the baggie hanging over. It made it real easy to make the baggie stand up. I measured out the milk, and my 5-year old helped me add all the ingredients.
  • Let your 5-year old scoop one Tablespoon of sugar out of the sugar canister
  • Sweep one tablespoon of sugar off of the Mommy, the counter, and the floor
  • Help your 5-year old measure out one Tablespoon of sugar, and add it to the milk
  • Poor in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, plus whatever extra splashes come with it
  • Seal up the baggie
  • Insert one gallon baggie into the other (This is extra protection in case all the shaking punctures a hole in your gallon baggie)
  • Fill the inside gallon baggie with all four trays of ice cubes
  • Insert the baggie with the milk mixture into the large baggie, burying it into the ice
  • Pour 2 Tbs. salt into the large baggie, and seal
  • Turn on the 50's music, and let the giggly girls take turns shaking up the bag!
We had such a blast with this! I didn't time to see how long we shook our bag, but we got a bit impatient for a sample so I'm sure it wasn't more than 10 minutes. It could have used a bit more shaking, but it turned out pretty good! We poured the ice cream into a small bowl, and each got a spoon and dug in. We'll make it again later this week when Daddy is home, and this time I think we'll make more than just one serving. 1/2 cup is just not enough to share between 3 or 4 people! :-) This would also be great with chocolate syrup!


Tesa May 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

Oooh. This sounds like fun! I think we will do this tomorrow! My kiddos will love it! I wonder what the results will be using "4 giggly children"?? =)

E May 18, 2009 at 9:24 PM  

Oh, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time! And the 4 giggly children will make it even more fun!!! :-)

Anonymous May 19, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

I chuckled all the way through this, you clever girl! Where'd you get your writer's flair, anyway? That sounds fun. Do you need to use sea salt or will plain old regular salt do? - Love, Mom

E May 20, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

Hi Mom. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-) Well, the recipe actually says to use rock salt, and table salt will not work. It turns out I actually used Kosher salt. I thought it was sea salt, but DH let me know Kosher is different. I don't know why regular table salt wouldn't work, I'd say try it! If you do, let me know if it works!

Tesa May 20, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

Yep! Sure makes a yummy treat! We did a triple batch... and we used table salt. We took turns "shaking" the bag for about 20 minutes. (I wrapped the bag in a towel because our fingers were getting cold!) The consistency was great, and the flavor wonderful! (we happened to have whole milk so we used that) Thanks for a great idea!

E May 20, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

I'm so glad you were able to try this! We made it again yesterday, and wrapped it in a towel that time, it DOES get cold! My girls kept passing it off to me because their fingers were too cold! And I'm glad to know table salt works well, too! I'm not sure why the original recipe said to not use table salt, I don't see what difference it could make. We always use Kosher for baking, so that's what we had on hand. It's such a fun recipe! I'm tempted to try it with cream sometime, too. Or maybe try mixing in chocolate syrup instead of the sugar. I'm a chocolate girl. *l*

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