{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun for the WHOLE Family!

I recenlty found this recipe in a magazine and couldn't wait to try it. Then, when my difficult to shop for Dad requested ice cream as a gift for Father's Day, I thought it was the perfect opportunity. We had so much fun SHAKING our bags to make our very own serving of the yummiest homemade ice cream....and what a fun memory! :)

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

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

How to make it:
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.

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!!!... SO COLDDDD...and 5 minutes is SOOO long!!!...

Tah dah!!!...Slickpaw loved this part of his Father's Day gift!!!... mmm...MMMM...gooood!!!...