My kids have been making their own ice cream the last few months. They found this fun idea in a book and have conjured up their own recipes and additives. The unusual part of this recipe comes after the mixing. They place the ingredients in a small plastic zip lock bag, double bag it then seal it shut, then place the small bag into a gallon sized bag containing ice and rock salt and seal it up securely. Then they go outside and run around the cul-de-sac holding the bag to keep the ingredients agitated. They make the ice cream in relay fashion, passing the bag back and forth so that only one kid is running at a time while the rest of them take a break, panting and cheering on the runner or they toss it back and forth. About the time they get good and sweaty, the ice cream has formed, so they can come inside and enjoy their frosty treat.
I do have some wacky kids.
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 5 Tbsp rock salt
- 2 to 3 cups of ice
- 2 sandwich bags
- 1 gallon sized bag
- Place milk, sugar and vanilla into one of the sandwich bags and seal shut.
- Bag it again with the second sandwich bag so that salt cannot infiltrate the ice cream.
- Place the ice cubes and rock salt into the gallon sized bag and throw your double bagged ingredients into the ice.
- Agitate by shaking, running or tossing the bag. Condensation will be plenty so if you are making ice cream indoors, make sure you are over the sink.