Here is a fun idea for a hot summer day.
Note: As in all recipes, results can vary depending on humidity, conditions, etc. Please try any recipe out before attempting in a group setting.
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
What You Need
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1/2 cup Milk or half & half
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
- 6 tablespoons Rock salt
- 1 pint-size Ziploc plastic bag
- 1 gallon-size Ziploc plastic bag
- Ice cubes
How To Make It
- Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
- Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
- Place the small bag inside the large one and seal again carefully.
- Shake until mixture is ice cream, about 5 minutes.
- Wipe off top of small bag, then open carefully and enjoy!
- I always have sprinkles and nuts to top it off, and sometimes fruit.
- To make a larger amount I would try doubling the recipe. Anything larger might be too big for kids to pick-up, because the ice itself is quite heavy.
I just tried the project. I didn’t have the exact ingredients, so I improvised.
- 1/4 tsp butternut flavored imitation vanilla
- 1 tbs. sugar
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- Ziploc sandwich bag
- 12 water softener pellets
- 1 tray of ice (Mine breaks it into small pieces and it is really only about half tray)
- Large plastic bag (I didn’t have a ziploc.)
I put the ice cream ingredients in the small bag and then put it, salt and ice in the big bag. I held the bag shut and sort of stirred it around on the floor for about 5 minutes. Although the salt pellets hardly dissolved, I got ice cream. It was not as smooth as ice cream, probably because of the low-fat milk — it was a little like sherbet. I think if I had more ice in the bag I could have shaken it better. I’d recommend wearing gloves. It is incredible that it is ready in 5 minutes (not counting assembling the ingredients.)
Next, I changed the recipe. A tablespoon of cocoa, a tablespoon of sugar, and a cup of milk. I really wanted to use carob but we didn’t have any. It was a tad too chocolate, but good! My daughter has milk allergies, so I suggested she try this with fruit juice. She used straight pineapple juice and got terrific fruit sorbed.
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