Day Forty-One: Homemade Ice Cream

I found this recipe and have been holding on to it all summer waiting for the perfect combination of warm weather & baby sleeping time. Daddy came home early one Monday (like while EJ was still napping) and I took advantage!

So I know you've all seen those ice cream balls...we are not that cool! :-) This recipe is for Ziploc bag ice cream! Yep, that's how we roll!
So you take the following items and put them into a quart-sized bag & seal it.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

Then you fill a gallon-sized bag with ice and add 6 T of rock salt (normal salt is okay too if you have that much). Put the quart-sized bag inside, seal, and shake or toss the bag around for 10-15 minutes, or until the ice cream hardens up a bit. The recipe suggested using freezer bags, and even though we did not, I think I'd suggest that too!

So we take ourselves very seriously and these bags got cold fast! Jack busted out his batting gloves for protection (of course more hijinks ensued as his gloves got slick and he kept dropping the bags or getting slammed in the chest with them) and I armed myself with a kitchen towel. I'm sure the neighbors thought we were nuts as we played catch with the bags in the front yard!


Jack in action...


EJ woke up just in time to take a couple catches and then enjoy the ice cream with Jack. Jack thought it was too salty (perhaps we were a bit rough in our throwing) but EJ loved it! Not the greatest ice cream in the world, but a really fun project to do together with a little reward in the end too!
tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

totally trying this one too!

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