Thanks to our wonderful science curriculum, we made quick, homemade ice cream yesterday while learning about Pluto and the freezing temperature of water. Multi-tasking at it’s best!
For each single serving of ice cream, you need:
- 1 large ziplock bag
- 1 small ziplock bag
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- ice cubes
- salt (rock salt is recommended because it is less expensive, but table salt works fine too)
In the small ziplock bag, combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Seal tightly shut.
In the large ziplock bag, place the ice, salt, and small bag of cream. Seal tightly shut.
Shake bags for 6-8 minutes.
Voila! You have delicious vanilla ice cream.
Since we made ice cream for 8 people (6 oldest kids plus dad and mom), we did ours “assembly line” fashion. The kids got in line with their bags and came to where I stood by the sink. Each held their bag open while I poured in the cream. Then to the back of the line to wait for the sugar, then back in line for vanilla, etc. It worked great, and I highly recommend this approach if making ice cream for more than two people.
Sorry, no pictures. My hands were rather busy and messy, and not available to use the camera. :-)