For those of you with a sweet tooth, July is National Ice Cream Month. There couldn’t be a better month than July to celebrate this sweet treat! Josh and I like getting out own little pints and enjoying them together after dinner, or while we watch a movie or tv show in the evenings. Josh almost always gets Haagen-Dazs Rum Raisin and I get some flavor of Ben&Jerry’s, usually Phish Food because it reminds me of my Phish loving older brother, Zach.
As a kid we made ice cream in a bag…which was pretty tasty AND a fun experiment. We each had our own bags and made our own treat. Below is a recipe I found on Kaboose.
What you’ll need:
- -1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or half & half
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons rock salt
- 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
- 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
- Ice cubes
- Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
- Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
- Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
- Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
- Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don’t increase the proportions more that that — a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.
So, go pick out your favorite flavor..or better yet, make your own…and enjoy a cool treat during this hot month of July.