Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ice Cream Treats and Too Much Summer Fun!

I'm feeling a little outta the blog loop these days. The sun has finally made its grand appearance {yay!}, and the girls want to live outside, leaving me very little time on the computer {I even forgot EM:ME today, sheesh!} And I'm okay with that. If there is one thing I've learned in my last {almost} seven years as a mom, it's that time goes by much too quickly. I want to take advantage of every second I have with the girls. One day they will be all grown up. Okay, moving on, before the tears start.

Anyway, we've been busy! BBQs, shopping trips, runnin' around outside, and our new favorite warm summer day activity . . . ice cream making! I'm sure you've all heard of this super easy {and fast} way to make your own frozen tasty treat, but I'll share it with you anyway. It is a fun, easy, and most importantly, kid-friendly recipe, and a great reminder to get in there and create with your kids.

Ice Cream in a Bag

You'll Need: 1 Tbsp. Sugar, 1/2 Cup Milk, 1/4 tsp. Vanilla, 6 Tbsps. Rock Salt,

1 Pint Size Storage Bag, 1 Gallon Size Storage Bag, Ice Cubes

Fill the Gallon Size Bag half full of ice and add the rock salt. Seal the bag. Pour milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag and seal it. Place the small bag inside the large bag and seal carefully. Start shakin'! Shake that bag all around for about five minutes, or until your ice cream sets up! Voila! Tasty summer treat! Try different flavors by adding a little chocolate or some strawberries . . . yum!

Start by shakin' that bag!

Kenners tired of that rather quickly

Check on your creation

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM

Mmmmm, I love this stuff!

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Kristen said...

that's a great idea. We'll have to try it sometime. :) I've also seen those hamster like balls that you can make it in, but your way is much cheaper! (Yeah for good deals)(by the way...are you on Facebook?)

Foursons said...

So fun and thanks for the receipe, I did NOT know it! The last picture is precious!

onegirliegirl said...

We love making our own ice cream, but Kenners is's tiring :)

Not everyone can keep up that pace!!!

xoxo ~Lisa

Anonymous said...

We do need to do this up at family camp! You are such a good mom! Thank you for giving me a jingle today so that I could experience Kam cracking up over the girls on the trampoline. I loved it.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I hear ya with the busy-ness.......

Love the ice cream in a bag recipe- I have seen it on a few blogs lately and we are gonna have to try it!!! Maybe this weekend???

Happy 4th!!


Amber said...

Great idea!

SO cute! Love seeing pictures of your girls. That was one is SO adorable!!

Jenny said...

Summer is so busy! I remember making that ice cream years ago. I'll have to make it again with Abby, she'll love it!

Xazmin said...

I only BARELY just learned of this!

And I didn't know the actual instructions, so thanks for sharing!


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