Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ice Cream in a Bag

This week on the HomeSchool Village the theme has been cooking with kids. I don't know if the activity we did is technically considered cooking, but it does involve food and is yummy!

Since it has been so hot out and we were celebrating my oldest daughter's birthday, I thought a fun thing to do would be to make ice cream. This was on our summer to-do list and since my nephews and niece were coming over, we thought making ice cream in a bag would be a special treat. I had originally planned on taking step-by-step photos but 1. it was hot 2. I'm preggo 3. high temperatures and being preggo don't mix well. :)


I did manage to take one photo of my 3yr. old eating her ice cream though :)  This recipe is so easy and yummy! The only thing you need to remember is to wipe the outside of the smaller bag once you take it out of the gallon-size bag. It is covered with salt and can ruin your ice cream tasting experience.

2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
6 Tablespoons of rock salt
1 pint-size Ziplock bag
1 gallon-size Ziplock bag
ice-cubes

Pour the first three ingredients into the pint-size bag. Seal it tightly.
Fill half of the gallon-size bag with ice and then add the rock salt.
Place the smaller bag inside the bag with the ice. Seal it tightly.
Shake, shake, shake and shake some more!

When it looks like ice-cream, take the smaller bag out from the bag of ice. Wipe the outside with a wet rag, open the bag and eat with a spoon! It was very good!







So what things have you been able to cross off your Big Summer Fun list?








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25 Comments:

Blogger Olivia said...

This looks like a lot of fun! I may just pick up the stuff for this at the store today!
suchakingdom.blogspot.com

July 8, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Layton Family Joy said...

look at you - what a great post! THANKS!

love the pic - isn't she adorable??!
Thanks for linking up!
Stef

July 8, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous stacey29lincoln said...

Did someone say ice cream? It is so my weakness! Love this idea, thanks so much for sharing!

Stacey
from the HS Village

July 8, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous monica @ paperbridges said...

hi, this is my first time here. glad to meet another homeschooling mom - especially one teaching her kids to make ice cream. yummo!

July 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

This sounds delicious! My daughter and I will have to try this soon. :)

July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Looks like fun for a hot summer day!

July 8, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger K-tribe said...

Look at you with energy! Hey you are doing pretty good in my book!
I have been praying for you and your baby!! :)
I have Lord Willing 13 more days until I get to see our new girl!!

Have a great weekend!

July 8, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Cherees said...

I love ice cream in a bag its one of my favorite things to make. Her daughter is precious.

July 8, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, what fun! I've heard of ice cream in a bag, but we've never tried it. She is so adorable!

July 8, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Cia said...

I love the ice cream in a bag idea and can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. I'll let you know how it works for us.

July 9, 2010 at 3:17 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

What a great idea! The cub scouts are going camping in a couple of weeks and this would be absolutely fun!! Thank you for the idea!

July 9, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Hi! following from blog hop friday!!!
and i am also loving any info i can get on homeschooling because i am considering it for my babies!
http://22yroldhousewife.blogspot.com/

I also host a weekly blog hop so feel free to add your name to the list ;0)

xoxoxo

Lo

July 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I love your site! I am your newest follower from the Blog Hop Friday.

I am also a member of the TOS Crew. Have a great weekend.

July 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

I am already following you, but wanted to say hey! I love this recipe! Thanks!

July 9, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
OpenID jenniferjanes said...

That sounds SO good! We ran errands all morning today, and it is HOT here too!

Thanks for sharing the recipe and the picture of your little one. She is precious! (And really enjoying her ice cream too!)

Thanks for visiting and commenting yesterday!

~Jennifer

July 9, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Yay...another homeschooler!!! Following back from the Friday Hop. :)

July 9, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Deb Chitwood said...

I love ice cream in a bag! It even works well for adults. During the homemade ice cream making at our family reunion, we thought of making individual-sized soymilk ice cream for my lactose-intolerant daughter-in-law. Great mini-unit and printables!

July 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Great printables! Thanks. I'm a homeschool mom of 6, following from the Friday blog hop! I love digi scrapping too!!!

July 10, 2010 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Making ice cream in a bag sounds like such a fun activity to do with kids. Creative, educational, and you get to eat something yummy at the end :)

July 10, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger cooperkelly4 said...

oh those are super cute printables. They will go perfectly with the HSS (homeschoolshare) lapbook on ice cream. Happy preggo summer days. =0)

July 10, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger amy2blessings said...

Hi,
Thank you for stopping by our blog. I'm following you back from friday blog hop.

We home school also

Have a blessed weekend.
April

July 10, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Oh, I'd love to try and make ice cream some time! I'll have to try when Ruari is a bit older. :)

July 11, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I love making ice cream in a bag! We made some in a coffee can earlier this summer - have you tried that? It turned out really well!

Stacie
www.amazingmess.com

July 11, 2010 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Thanks for sharing the printables, too!

July 11, 2010 at 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

What a fun idea, and great printables! I marked this post to come back to for future school units! Thanks for sharing!

July 27, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

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