Homemade Ice Cream in Ziploc Bags – A Fun Treat and Science Project
So last night E and I had just finished dinner and were working on homework. He asked me what was for dessert, and I said I don't know. Then I had a moment and I ran across something on Pinterest ages ago. So here's what we did.First of all I made my way to the kitchen. I pulled the half and half out of the fridge. The sugar, vanilla and Ziplocs out of the cabinet.
I grabbed the ice out of the freezer and it took me a bit but I found a box of rock salt.
Pour 1/2c of Half and Half into a bowl, add 2 T. of sugar (I added more), 1/2 t of vanilla (again I love vanilla and added 3x that amount). Mix it together and pour it into a pint size ziploc bag seal the bag.
In a gallon size Ziploc fill it half way full of ice then add 1/2 c. of Rock Salt. Place the pint size bag of liquid into the gallon bag then close the gallon bag and start shaking. I let E. shake the bag until it got too cold for his little hands.
I was told it takes 5 minutes but 10 is probably how long it will take being shaken to turn to thick ice cream. I'll be honest I didn't shake it long enough as you can tell by the picture below, but the bag gets cold. So I would suggest gloves when you shake it.
Once the liquid is frozen, scoop into a bowl and voila, ice cream.
It was GOOD!