Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
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    This was so fun. As the last "official" day of summer vacation here, we made this last night with the kids and they had so much fun making it. And, as a bonus, it was some of the best, creamiest ice cream we've had! And you don't need an ice cream maker...just a little muscle!

    2 cups heavy whipping cream
    2 cups half and half
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 tsp vanilla

    1 bag of ice (Crushed is recommended, but I've always used cubes)
    2 cups coarse salt (I used kosher (pretzel) salt, and it worked great)
    8 quart sized zip bags
    8 gallon sized zip bags
    (I labeled them, washed them, and I'm keeping them in the drawer to use again for ice cream)

    Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl or pitcher with a pouring spout. Place 1 cup in quart sized bag, squeeze all the air out of the bag and seal. Place bag into another quart sized bag, squeeze air out and seal. Repeat three more times to make 4 servings (should use up all the mix). Divide the bag of ice between 4 of the gallon bags. Add 1/2 cup of coarse salt to each bag. Place one quart bag of cream into each ice bag. Seal ice bag (no need to get air out). Now the recipe that I used didn't call for another gallon bag, but we had problems with ours coming open, so I added another gallon bag and sealed.

    Place dish towels around the bags to protect hands from cold and shake for 5 minutes. Remove from bag...add favorite toppings and eat! If ice cream does not become solid after 10 minutes...add more ice & salt to the outer bag and shake again for 5 minutes.

    ***Safety note: Salt lowers the temperature of the ice below freezing. Prolonged exposure to skin can cause freezer burns, so while shaking, either cover bag with a towel or wear gloves!

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    Thanks, I am going to do this with my girls.

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    Yum! And exercise, too!

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    My two oldest kids made this in kindergarten. I never bothered to ask for the recipe, but I'm glad to see it posted. I think you youngest two would really enjoy making it. Thanks!

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