Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

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Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
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Prep Time 5 minutes

Forget endlessly cranking the handle of an ice-cream maker. After combining the ingredients, each kid can simply shake up his or her own pouch of soft serve -- and it's done in just 5 minutes.

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What you'll need

  • Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better. Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint-size ziplock bag
  • 1 gallon-size ziplock bag
  • Your favorite mixins such as chocolate chips, cereal pieces, or fresh fruit.
Notes:

Serves 1

How to make it

  1. Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.

  2. Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well. Seal the larger bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes). Feel the small bag to determine when it's done.

  3. Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins, and eat the ice cream right out of the bag. Easy cleanup too!

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