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Cheap (and Fun?) Ice cream

Written on August 1, 2005 by Kevin.

The Modern Day Dad recently posted his opinion about the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I however found another way to make some cheap icecream and give kids a chance to have some (messy?) fun as well. I cant wait until my kid can do all of the work and I sit back and reap the benefits. If anyone attempts this please post a comment and let others know your opinion or suggestions. Thanks

1 Ziploc Freezer Bag
1 Larger Ziploc Freezer Bag
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (for a lighter ice cream use half and half or whole milk)
2 Tablespoon white sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Put ingredients in the smaller Ziploc Freezer Bag and zip shut. Take the larger size Ziploc Freezer Bag and put the Ice Cream Bag inside of it then add crushed ice until halfway full then sprinkle 6 tablespoons of salt on top and zip the bag shut.

Gently shake, turn, toss and knead the bag so the mix can get cold enough to make ice cream. After 5 or 10 minutes, the liquid from the inner bag will start to harden and turn into ice cream.

Rinse off the bag with the ice cream to remove any salt residue before opening and eating. Grab a spoon and enjoy!


Looks like fun!

Written by Michèle on Aug 1, 2005

I 'ave done that, matey... its a might harder than it looks... It takes a right long time, and a bit o' muscle power to get it properly kneaded. I guess it could work out yer sprats arms, though.Found ye through BA~6

Written by Captain Jeff on Aug 1, 2005

I"m a kindergarten teacher . . .I've done this with students. It works alot better using a large coffee can and a smaller one inside it. Roll it back and forth between two people. Still takes a long time and you don't quite get the consistency of real ice cream. Plus, you have to eat it REALLY fast!

Written by Anonymous on Aug 1, 2005

I think I made icecream like that once... Yeah, I do remember doing that. And now that I think about it, I didn't really like it. But, hey, as long as a child has fun making the ice cream, I guess it doesn't matter whether it is actually good or not...

Written by Adam E. Robinson on Aug 2, 2005

sounds good

Written by veggiebabe4 on Aug 2, 2005

If you and your kid can wait, there is a yummier recipe.A few table spoonfuls of COOL WHIP (soften)A pkg of instant chocolate pudding (the kind that u mix with cold milk, stir with a fork and wait for it to stiffen.) Some Hershey's Choc syrup.Make pudding follow direction on box.When stiff, add soften COOL WHIP & syrup.Beat with fork. Put into paper cups and freeze for about 2 hours.EAT.

Written by Christine on Aug 23, 2005

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