Easy Homemade Ice Cream

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My family and I LOVE ice cream. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and decided to try it out for myself. Homemade Ice Cream: It’s super easy, oh-so delicious, and there’s very little clean up!! This is how I did it:

WHAT YOU NEED:

Ice cubes – fill one ziplock bag about half full
1 cup half & half
1/2 cup salt (table, or rock salt – I used extra coarse sea salt)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 pint-size ziplock bags (I prefer the ‘zip closed’ ones.)

Instructions:

Mix the half & half, sugar, and vanilla extract in one pint-size ziplock baggie. Zip it shut.

Fill the OTHER pint-size ziplock baggie with ice cubes half-way, and the 1/2 cup of salt. Then put the other ziplock bag with the half & half mixture in it.

Start shaking vigorously for about 5 minutes (or until mixture is thick). Mind you, it will be cold, so wrap it in a cloth, if needed.

Once finished, take the ice cream mixture bag out of the ice/salt bag, and place in a coffee mug for easy handling. Open up bag and wrap the outside of it around the mug. Mix in chocolate or strawberry sauce, or any other toppings you desire.

Enjoy!

homemade ice cream

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Did you make this? I have thought about trying it but didn’t know if it would turn out good. You don’t have to crush the ice?

  2. Okay,this is just dangerous information,lol! I had no idea it was so easy! I’ll have to make this with the kids.

  3. would love to try this but with almond milk so my 2 year old could finally try ice cream 🙂 thanks for the recipe

  4. I’m going to have to try this! It looks good and I’m sure it’ll be a lot cheaper than my current Ben & Jerry’s addiction! How fun, thanks for the idea!

  5. This looks so easy to make! Will definitely try this for my son’s graduation party in June! Thanks for Sharing!

  6. This seems to be something that I think I can handle making without ruining it like almost everything else I try to make. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Oh my goodness, yes very dangerous information LOL my kids would absolutely LOVE this….not only enjoy eating but also keep them occupied. thanks

  8. This is great to do to get the kids involved. It’s a nice little craft and def something to try once! I am sure you can go crazy with the flavors but there’s something about Blue Bunny and Ben and Jerry’s that I can not give up!

  9. I already tried this. It’s really good and a lot cheaper than buying it. I also added fresh strawberries

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