Did you know that this Sunday is National Ice Cream Day?! What better way to celebrate than by making this simple version of homemade ice cream and having a little ice cream party with your kids.
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 sandwich ziplock bags
- 1 gallon ziplock bag
- 3 cups crushed ice
- 1/3 cup ice cream salt
- Toppings of your choice
Put first 3 ingredients in one of the small ziplock bags and tightly seal. Then double bag that inside the 2nd small bag (this is to ensure none of the salt gets in – you don’t want salty ice cream!). I also recommend using high quality ziplock bags.
Put the ice and rock salt in the large gallon size bag, then add the smaller filled bags. Seal the large bag.
Squeeze (or shake!) the large bag for 10-15 minutes until ice cream is thickened. You will want to wear gloves or pot holder mittens for this!
Remove small bag, unseal, and serve!
Here’s a few other really fun tools and ice cream accessories if you want to get even fancier with making homemade ice cream…
One | This is just like Coldstone where you can mix things into your ice cream
Two | This mini size ice cream maker is perfect for kids and small portions – and won’t take up much cupboard space
Three | This ice cream making attachment goes right on your stand mixer
Four | If you make large portions, you’ll need a tub like this to store it
Five | A glass ice cream bowl makes you feel a bit more fancy
Six | I love the idea of making homemade ice cream sandwiches
Seven | A sleek looking ice cream maker
Eight | Such a fun topping mix
Nine | A good scoop is a must
Ten | This ice cream cone cake pan would be so fun
Eleven | Perfect for a kids ice cream party
Twelve | This little bowl is so neat – you can roll up your ice cream or cut it into shapes