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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Homemade Ice Cream

Summer is here! School is out! What now? My son is already saying that dreaded phrase, "I'm bored!" This is a great recipe to get the kids moving and cure that boredoom, at least for a little while. AND they get to eat some pretty good ice cream when they are done. They might even want to do more. My son, Elliott has made this time and time again and has even experimented with different flavors. The only problem you should have with this recipe is running out of plastic bags!

What you need:
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons Rock Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1 pint size plastic bag
  • 1 gallon size plastic bag
  • Ice

What you do:

Put sugar, milk and vanilla in the small bag and seal it good and tight. Fill the big bag half way with ice and the salt. Put the small bag inside the big bag with the ice and salt. Shake and roll the bags around for about 5 minutes. Wipe the salt water of the top of the small bag and open carefully. Voila! Ice Cream


The ice and salt gets really cold, so give the kids oven mits or a towel to handle the bags.


  1. My boys love doing this! At least to begin with. lol Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36, dear. <3 ya!

  2. I can't wait to try this with my kids, I think next time I hear the words "I'm bored" lol. Such a great idea. Pinning.