My kids and I have been living it up this summer! I love having them both home all day and planning fun things for us to do. After a long morning of playing outside in the sun, we love to come inside and have frozen treats to cool off. Our favorite treat is Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in a bag. It only takes about 15 minutes to make and my kids can help with every step of it.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in a bag uses just a few ingredients, I usually always have them on hand. In a sandwich size baggie, we add cream and/or half & half, sugar, and vanilla. I prefer to use part heavy whipping cream and part half & half, but we use whatever I might have in the fridge. We have used all whipping cream and all half & half both with good results.
Next, you put the sandwich bag into a gallon size bag and fill it with crushed ice and ice cream salt. Make sure both baggies are sealed tight and then shake them up! Shake, roll, or toss them for about 10 minutes. My kid’s hands get really cold so I give them a towel to wrap the bag up and shake.
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Enjoy this yummy recipe below of Homemade Vanilla Ice cream in a Bag:
- 1 Sandwich Size Bag
- 1 Gallon Size Bag
- ¼ Cup half & half
- ¼ Cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ⅓ Cup ice cream salt
- 3-4 Cups crushed ice
- Add half & half, cream, sugar, and vanilla to sandwich size bag. Seal it tightly. Shake around to mix.
- Put sandwich size bag into the gallon size bag and add salt and ice. Seal it tightly.
- Shake bag for 10 minutes. Wrap in a towel if it gets too cold.
- Open gallon bag and remove sandwich bag.
- Scoop ice cream out of a sandwich bag and top with all your favorite treats. Enjoy!
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