Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 2011: Ice Cream Social


Nothing says summertime like ice cream! One of my earliest memories of this sweet treat involved making it from scratch as a girl scout. To receive a badge we had to do it by hand, the old fashioned way, without a machine. This method still works today and it is really simple and fun. The best part is that it doesn’t involve much equipment.

The first step is to assemble all the ingredients. You will need:
A big and small plastic zip lock bag
1/4 cup  Sugar
½ cup milk 
¼  tsp vanilla
½ cup heavy whipping cream
½ to ¾ cup of rock salt
2 cups of ice

You start out by making a simple ice cream mixture. Add the sugar, milk and whipping cream to the small zip lock bag and seal it, being sure to release all the air.

The next step is where we, girl scouts, would start having fun. Fill the large gallon zip lock bag with the ice and rock salt. You, then, put the small zip lock bag inside of the larger one and seal it up, being sure to release the air from the larger bag.

Next, wrap the bag in several layers of newspaper and begin rolling the bag around on the ground or a large tabletop, until the ice cream forms inside the inner bag. Once the ice cream has formed, you can add in your own flavorings like chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Although this method of ice cream making is lots of fun for kids, we recommend using an ice cream maker or purchasing a premium brand from the grocery store.

I hope you enjoy this month filled with ice cream as much as I did!


1 comment:

Amanda said...

I love the ice cream social idea. I just did a party for my son's sixth birthday and used the ice cream sundae sauce recipes!

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