Friday, March 16, 2012

Baggie Ice Cream - Fun For the Kids!

Did you know you can actually make ice cream in a baggie? Really, you can! No ice cream machine needed. One of the cool things about Baggie Ice Cream is that the kids can do it all by themselves! Unless, of course, you have little ones, then you might need to help shake. Who needs a shake weight when you can make Baggie Ice Cream?

Baggie Ice Cream was another one of the snacks my 3 year old and I made during our winter theme at preschool. She insisted on putting sprinkles on top. Sprinkles do make everything taste better. Maybe I should try them on my kids food when they don't want to eat.

1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons ice cream salt

Pour the milk, sugar and vanilla into a sandwich sized zip bag. Squeeze out the air and seal. Put packing tape along the top of the bag to make sure it doesn't spill out. Fill a 6 cup(ish) container 2/3 of the way full of ice (you could also use a gallon sized zip bag if you prefer and fill about 1/2 way full of ice). Sprinkle ice cream salt over the ice, then add the baggie filled with the ice cream mixture. Seal the lid and shake, shake, shake! It takes about 5 minutes of shaking before the ice cream is ready. It will be about the consistency of soft serve ice cream. To get the ice cream out, I quickly run the baggie under cold water, then snip off one corner and squeeze the ice cream out.

Recipe adapted from an activity at Thanksgiving Point.

Linked on Sweets for a Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. What an adorable and tasty treat for kids. I love this cute idea.
    Over from Sweet as Sugar Cookies....:)
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    oops, not sure if you are aware you have the dreaded WORD VERIFICATION on...??


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