I have always wanted an Ice Cream Maker. The other day my friend told me that she had one, but prefers to make her homemade ice cream in a baggie. A baggie??!!
So, here’s the scoop: 3 ingredients, 2 baggies, some ice, a little rock salt and some shaking. Love it!
I tried it with rice milk to see if this would work dairy free, and it did. I even got crazy and tried it with Coconut Milk and guess what? It worked. (Although it was pretty rich, I think I’ll try half rice milk and half coconut milk next time.)
And it’s a fun activity for kids. Each bag makes one bowl of ice cream, so everyone can make their own. Turn on some rockin’ music and have a good ice-cream-makin-time!
1 gallon-size zip-lock plastic bag
1 pint-size zip-lock plastic bag
1/4 cup rock salt (also called Ice Cream Salt.)
About 2 cups ice cubes (one tray)
1 cup half-and-half (or rice milk for dairy free.)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- In the larger bag combine the ice cubes and rock salt.
- In the smaller bag combine the milk, sugar, and vanilla. Zip the bag, making sure it is completely sealed.
- Place the smaller bag inside the larger bag so that the ice and salt surround the bag of milk. Seal the larger bag completely and start shaking. (If your hands get too cold, you can roll the bag on a counter top or wrap bag in a dish towel as in the photo below.)
- The milk mixture should turn into ice cream after about 5 minutes. Remove the smaller bag and wipe one bottom corner (to avoid getting salt in your ice cream) and then cut the tip of the corner off. Now you can squeeze the ice cream out into a bowl.