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Ice Cream Party

June 26, 2011

Photo by Gerik

Yesterday was one of those long summer days.  Not hot enough to take the kids swimming but still too hot to play very long outside.  You know the day, nothing is interesting enough to entertain for very long.

So we decided to shake it up a bit, literally.  We mixed up some quick ice cream recipes and poured them into quart size zip lock bags and made ourselves a treat.  It’s really easy and the need for special equipment is not needed.  Probably the most exotic ingredient is ice cream salt.

Although it was the adults in the family that did the mixing and shaking, we were bored too, it’s definitely something children would enjoying doing as well.

Here’s our easy and quick no-nonsense recipes.

Blueberry Ice Cream

1 cup frozen blueberries or fresh if you have them on hand
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
¼ cup sugar, add according to your taste

Blend the blueberries and milk with an immersion blender until smooth.  Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and pour into a quart size zip lock bag.

The blueberry ice cream will remain softer than the vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla Buttermilk Ice Cream

1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend ingredients together and pour into a quart size zip lock bag.

Photo by Gerik

To freeze your ice cream:

Fill a seal-able container (I used a gallon size Tupperware pitcher) not quite half way with ice cubes and add ½ cup ice cream salt or rock salt.  Place bags into the container and make sure the lid seals well.  Shake, shake, shake.  Usually takes about 15 minutes.

This makes enough to treat a family of 4.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 26, 2011 3:17 pm

    That’s just stunning!

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