Ice Cream Shake!

One of the cool things about being a parent is you get to play! And play we do, all the time! Today, Azul brought an Ice Cream Recipe home from his Pre-school, so, we made ice cream. No major equipment necessary, it was super easy and took us about ten minutes to do. The complete recipe is below. Have fun!

Step #1 – Gather all the ingredients. Okay, easy enough.

Ice Cream 1

Step #2 – Stir together the milk, sugar and vanilla. Azul loves the responsibility of stirring and one less job for me.

Ice Cream 2

Step #3 – Pour the stirred ingredients into a bag and then put that bag in another bag, seal tightly. Wow, doesn’t seem like much.

Ice Cream 3

Step # 4 – Place the bags in a larger bag with the ice and salt. I really hope we’re not just going to make a mess.

Ice Cream 4

Step #5 – Wrap in a towel and shake! We shook to Harry Belafonte’s Shake Senora.

Ice Cream 5bIce Cream 5a

Step #6 – Stop shaking and remove ice cream from the bag. What!? It sure looks like ice cream.

Ice Cream 6

Step #7 – Eat! This is awesome; it’s really tasty ice cream.

Ice Cream 7

Similar to many of our projects and experiments, I was skeptical. We’ve had some disasters, but this one works and it was delicious! As soon as his ice cream was gone Azul exclaimed, “We should do this every night!” Well, I hope not, but it was worth doing.

Ice Cream Recipe

½ cup milk

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon sugar

4 cups ice

4 tablespoons salt

2 quart size Ziploc bags

1 gallon size Ziploc freezer bag

1 towel

Mix ingredients (milk, vanilla and sugar) in a small bag. Remove all the excess air and seal the bag tightly. Place the first bag in a second small bag removing all air and sealing tightly.

Place these bags into the large bag. Surround with ice and add salt. Remove air and seal well. Wrap in a towel and shake lightly and massage until solid, about 5 minutes.

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