I love homemade ice cream, but unfortunately we don’t have the storage space for one of those big awesome ice cream making machines.
But what is a girl to do on a day when it feels like 40°C (about 104°F) outside and your A/C is struggling to keep up?
1 quart-sized Ziploc Bag
1 gallon-sized Ziploc Bag
1 cup Rock Salt (or 1 cup Kosher Salt, but it is more expensive)
1 cup Milk
1 cup Whipping Cream or Half and Half
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Optional – Chopped Fruit, Chocolate or Nuts
Combine all the ingredients in the quart-sized plastic bag and seal. Secure the zipper with packing tape to prevent any leakage.
Place the quart-sized plastic bag in the gallon-sized plastic bag and pack with crushed ice. Pour 1 cup of rock salt (or kosher salt) over the ice.
You can also sit and watch YouTube videos while you do this. Garrett is excited about the new Batman movie, so we took turns shaking the bag while watching the trailer.
Carefully remove the smaller bag from the large bag, making sure not to get any of the salt solution into it.
Massage the bag to see if the ice cream is at the right consistency. If not, seal it back up until it reaches your desired consistency.
Makes just over 2 cups, which in this house means it was all gone, but that is okay because this stuff doesn’t freeze all that well. It tends to turn solid, which isn’t much fun for ice cream sundaes.
We both agreed that it was some of the best ice cream we’ve ever tried and we loved that it made just enough for us each to have a nice bowl of it. Now I’m excited to try some new flavours – fresh strawberries, wild blueberries, chocolate…maybe even cookie dough?