Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Easy, Yummy Homemade Ice Cream in Five Minutes Flat!

So, what to do on a hot summer day?
Make ice cream of course. But not just any ice cream...
Five Minute Ice Cream
**The best kind of ice cream for toddlers to make, hands down. No patience required!**
Actually, this version allows young and old alike to be instantly amazed at the simplicity of forming their own ice cream without a machine or even the aid of a freezer.
I am sure there is some sort of science property being demonstrated here, but I am not entirely sure what it is....something to do with the salt and the ice (thermodynamics?). Sorry while technically I do have a Bachelor of Science, it is in Clothing, Textiles & Design, so I can't help you too much here. I did find this link though, which should help you understand the hows & whys.

Wanna try making it yourself?

Gather up the following:
* ice cubes
* 1/2 cup kosher, sea or rock salt
* 1 cup half-and-half or milk or whipping cream
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 resealable sandwich size bag
* 1 gallon-size resealable freezer bag
* dish towel

Now here's what you do:

1. Fill the gallon-size bag half full with ice. Add in all the salt.

2. In the sandwich bag, mix half-and-half (or milk or cream), sugar, and vanilla. Seal tightly.

3. Place the small bag inside the large bag. Seal the large bag tightly so it won't leak.

4. To protect your hands from the cold, wrap the dish towel around the outside of the large bag. shake for about five minutes, or until the milk mixture turns into ice cream.

5. Grab a spoon and enjoy! *Makes about one serving or one regular scoop.*

It's yummy! Can you tell?

Oh, and for a visual treat. This is my new fabric I thrifted in L.A. (that's Lower Alabama 'round these parts.) I love this fabric so much that I want to marry it..which is perfectly fine with 3.5 year old Amelia, as she's been begging me to let Daddy marry her instead of me anyways. We can't even hug lately without her bursting into tears. Talk about an Electra Complex---yikes!


Susan said...

We really need to try this. Can you add chocolate sauce?

If you ever divorce that fabric, let me know. I'd like to marry it, too.

Jade said...

Is it really that easy? I won't even go into detail about the hours I spent making homemade ice cream on the 4th, only to not tend to it quite enough and it not freeze. Story of my life.

LOVE that fabric!

restyled home said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from another because I couldn't resist the title! What a lovely blog you have here with wonderful, inspiring ideas. I also read with sadness, the health struggles your mother is facing and I am sending you my thoughts and best wishes to you, your mum, and family. My heart goes out to you, and I hope you find that strength to remain strong.

All the best,

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL Jack will often say, "STOP touching MY mommy!"

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I think will have to try this on the weekend


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! That sounds so easy...and de-lish!
I'll have to try that.

Lovin that fabric, too.
Kimberly :)

Popsicles & Lollipops said...

Susan- Yes! You can add chocolate, or put in peppermint extract etc. etc. Experimentation is highly encouraged!! If you try various flavor combos, let me know which you find work the best.

Wanda said...

Cute kids, cute fabric...what more do you need in life?? Tell your Mom her card was so sweet. LA...that is so funny. Where in AL did you go??

The Dyer Family said...

i, too, want to marry that fabric. please post what you do with it, missy!