We All Scream For Making Our Own Ice Cream!

September 2, 2011 at 09:30 | Posted in Kid Concoctions, Play@Home Mom, Recipes | Leave a comment

Since our last Kid Concoctions project was such a success, I have been looking forward to trying out and sharing another recipe from the “Weird, Wacky & Wild Stuff” book. Lori had a play date with her friend Malka on a nice summer day and I knew we just needed to try to make our own ice cream!

ALEX Toys Ice Cream

Here is the recipe for Shake & Make Ice Cream:

2 tbsp. sugar
1 cup of milk (or half and half) – we used 2%
½ tsp. vanilla
6 tbsp. rock salt
Ice cubes… lots of ice cubes!
1 pint-sized re-sealable bag
1 (or more) gallon-sized re-sealable bag

First, we filled the gallon-sized bag halfway with ice cubes and then we put in the rock salt. Next, we put the sugar and vanilla in our pint-sized bag and added the milk last. We sealed the pint-sized bag, put it into the gallon-sized bag and sealed that, too. Then we shook! Lots and lots of shaking, for at least 5 minutes – the longer the better!

ALEX Toys Ice Cream

Since we had three girls making ice cream, we experimented with three different variations. Malka wanted her ice cream to be blue so we put in a few drops of blue food coloring. Lori wanted chocolate chips so we sprinkled some mini chocolate chips into hers. For Julie’s, we put in ½ tsp. of peppermint extract instead of the vanilla – yum!

ALEX Toys Kid Concoctions Ice Cream

We ended up doubling up the gallon-sized bags, because with all the ice on a hot day they became a little drippy. After shaking for a few minutes the girl’s hands got a little cold so we brought out the mittens (we are so silly) to keep our hands from freezing! I helped out with the last few minutes of shaking and… drum roll please… it worked like magic! I spooned the finished ice cream into cones and let the girls enjoy.

They devoured it! Total success!

Try this recipe out and let me know how it goes! Can you come up with any other flavors we should try out?

ALEX Toys Play@Home Mom

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