Steven and I planned a super-special treat for the girls last night! After chores were finished, we began mixing up a few ingredients so the girls could make their own ice cream! Since sweets/snacks are “treats” over here, they were SUPER EXCITED. Not only was it dessert, but it was FUN! They loved it!! (And asked to have it again for breakfast…we had a smoothie instead )
Here’s the recipe we used to make our ICE CREAM (recipe makes one serving, so we doubled it):
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup salt- we used table salt in one and the larger granules (Himalayan red salt, but you can use rock salt ). You can use both, but the larger salt WILL make ice cream that is thicker/more frozen.
- Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
- 1 pint-size ziploc bag
- 1 gallon-size ziploc bag
- Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.
- Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well. Seal the larger bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes). Feel the small bag to determine when it’s done.
- Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins, and eat the ice cream right out of the bag. Easy cleanup too! Serves 1.