Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
I searched all over the internet for a recipe to make ice cream with my students... This is the one I decided on. The kids LOVED it. Similar recipes on zaar will not get as "hard" as this one due to the lack of enough ice or salt.
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla or 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 3⁄4-1 cup sodium chloride rock salt (NaCl)
- 3 cups ice
- 1 quart ziploc bag
- 1 gallon ziploc bag
- Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup whipping cream, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla to the quart ziploc bag. Mix the sugar around in the milk mixture.
- Seal the bag securely making sure all the air is out of the bag.
- Put 3 cups of ice into the gallon ziploc bag.
- Add 3/4 cup to 1 cup salt (sodium chloride) to the bag of ice.
- Place the sealed quart bag inside the gallon bag of ice and salt removing excess air from bigger bag.
- Seal the gallon bag securely.
- Rock and squish the gallon bag from side to side. Do not be too rough because the bag may break.
- Also, if the ourside bag springs a leak, place it inside another gallon bag, or just start over with the ice step with another bag.
- It's best to hold it by the top seal or to have gloves or a cloth between the bag and your hands because the bag will be cold enough to damage your skin.
- Continue to rock the bag for 10-15 minutes or until the contents of the quart bag have solidified into ice cream.
- If it does not harden within 15 minutes, add more ice and salt to your bag and continue mixing.
I use the Rival mix. Add about 3/4 cup to each quart bag. Then put in another quart bag before putting in the gallon bag. Wrap newspaper around the bags. I make this with my kiddos at school, and they love it! You have to shake, or you will only have a delicious milkshake. I also use freezer bags since they're stronger.
My high school son made this in his chemistry class yesterday (half and half) and loved it! He just whipped up a batch tonight (using whole milk)and was so proud of himself. He said he really couldn't tell a difference between the two. This is the first thing he's ever "cooked" and hopefully will inspire him in the future. Roxygirl