Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

In this ordinary towel is ice cream.

Yes, I just wrote ice cream. If I didn’t just make ice cream I wouldn’t believe it either.
My son saw something on PBS Kids over the weekend. He is now obsessed with making ice cream. I didn’t really want to go out and purchase either an attachment for the KitchenAid or an ice cream maker. While I love my kitchen gadgets, I honestly didn’t want to add another thing to my kitchen. I’ve got plenty of stuff.
So off to the Googles I went. I found a video showing kids how to make ice cream in a bag. I wasn’t convinced yummy ice cream could have come from three 1-gallon bags and a towel.
Recipe had six ingredients: milk, heavy cream, vanilla, sugar, salt, and ice. All ingredients children and adults alike can pronounce.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Serves four with sensible serving sizes.
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup salt divided into two 1/2 cups
10 cups ice divided into five 1 cups
Combine first four ingredients and a dash of salt into a 1-gallon ZipLock bag. Make sure the air is out of the bag, seal it, then mix well. Fill up two Zip Lock bags each with five cups of ice and 1/2 cup of salt. Seal and mix well.
Place one ice bag on a towel. Add the milk bag then the second ice bag. Wrap the towel up. Let sit for 30-minutes.Bunch up the bag like an icing bag and snip a corner off. Fill bowls.

It was REALLY yummy!
You can’t get fresher ice cream. And in thirty minutes! And a fun activity to do with your kids.
I know my guy loved it!

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