Friday, May 18, 2012

Shaken. Not stirred.

With a title like that, I know you're expecting something crazy and exciting.  Something, I don't know, James Bond like.

Truth be told, there is nothing crazy about this post except how awesome it is.

Because this post is about ice cream.  And lets be honest.  There are few things in this world that compare to the awesome deliciousness of frozen dairy product.

Okay, so the other day I was doing some late night net browsing.  I couldn't sleep (as usual) so I thought I'd stumble around summer like recipes.  And I came across a gem of an idea on Family Fun's website.

It's a simple recipe with few ingredients, most already on hand!  AND it's a recipe that even the kids can get in on.

So.  All you need for this recipe is some half and half, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and ice.  Oh, and freezer bags. One gallon and one pint sized.

Combine the half and half, sugar and vanilla in the smaller freezer bag, seal and shake to mix.  Fill the larger freezer bag halfway with ice and add the salt.  

Here's the fun part.

Pu the small bag into the bag of ice. Seal it and shake shake shake.  After about 5 minutes of shaking, rinse the small bag off (quickly!) and see if it's "ice cream consistency."

If it's not, put it back in the ice and keep on shaking it.

If it is... 

Well, then enjoy!

This simple recipe was delicious AND an awesome arm workout. Not that it matters, though, because once you start eating this amazingly creamy ice cream, you won't stop.  So the arm workout isn't really a bonus here. 

Want to make it?  The recipe is simple.

Home Made Ice Cream in a Bag

  • - 2 tbsp of sugar
  • -1 cup of half and half
  • -1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • - ice
  • -1/2 cup of salt.  
         (The courser the salt, the better.  Rock salt will work best but I used coarse table salt that worked just  fine.  Rumor has it normal table salt works as well!)

  • Combine the first three ingredients in the small bag and seal.
  • Combine the ice and salt in the large bag.  Make sure to fill the bag halfway full of ice.
  • Place the small bag into the large bag and seal.
  • Shake, shake, shake!
  • After 5 mins, rinse the salt off the small bag and check for firmness.

Eat up!!!

So there you have it! Now go make 800 batches.  And be sure to try mix ins, I'm thinking M&Ms.  If you do, come back and let me know what you added.

Until next time, Happy Friday!


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