Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Shake It To The Left, Shake It To The Right.......

I am a serious ice cream eater in the summer time. In the winter.. the only time I will eat it is in the bath tub (I know, crazy weird, but I get really really cold when I eat it!!!)

To celebrate this glorious day, we decided to do a little experiment that has been circulating the web ways. Bagged Ice Cream. Shaken Ice Cream.

It was the perfect project for a three year old and his ice cream loving mother. (not that he doesn't love it, it's his favorite food as well, but I don't want people to think that's all I feed him!)

Here's how it works:
1 cup milk
1 cup half-and-half1
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries or strawberries (we skipped this part.)
1 quart sized Ziploc Bag
1 gallon sized Ziploc bag
Duct Tape
2 pounds crushed ice or ice cubes
1 cup coarse rock salt
1/2 cup water

In a medium bowl mix together milk, half-and-half, vanilla, and sugar. If adding fruit, mix all ingredients together in blender. Pour into a quart sized Ziploc bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal with duct tape. Put the quart sized bag into the gallon sized bag and fill the gallon bag with ice, salt and water. Squeeze excess air out of bag and seal with duct tape. Toss the bag up and down for about ten minutes. Use a hand towel to prevent hands from getting cold. When ice cream is frozen, rinse off the quart size bag and cut off a corner of the bag. Squeeze ice cream into a paper cup or bowl and enjoy! Makes a 1 1/2 cup serving.

When just went in the back yard and played catch. Until his hands got cold and then I had to throw it in the air to myself. Until my hands got cold and I just threw it up and let it land on the ground! I should have used the hand towel...or gloves!!!

It's not the cream of the crop (no pun intended).... but it sure is a fun project!!!! When your done you can always go to to dairy queen!!!


Kara said...

FUN!! I'm totally trying this with Brecken!

Nan said...

SO I must know what kind of camera you have and what lens you use! Your pictures are gorgeous.


Stacey J. said...

I shoot with a canon 40D. (which is getting a little worn out!) I use all prime lenses, 50,35,85,28.

Louise said...

I love it, a recipe that calls for duct tape! :)

Love these photos. The colors are gorgeous!

Kara said...

I tried it! It was yummy!

Jeannie Reeves Photography said...

that is awesome.. My 14 year old son said they did this in school at the end of last year. He also said that one kid messed up and his ice cream got salt in it and was yucky..LOL

Angie Hayes Photography said...

You find the coolest stuff! I cannot wait to try this!