No ice cream? No problem! You probably have the ingredients at home to whip some up.
Step 1: Put ingredients in smaller bag Put the milk and sugar in the quart-sized bag and seal it. For vanilla ice cream, add vanilla extract; for chocolate ice cream, add cocoa powder. Throw in a quarter of a cup of chocolate or butterscotch chips if you like.
TIP: Experiment with other varieties by using ½ to 1 tsp. of flavored syrups like strawberry or caramel or extracts like lemon or almond.
Step 2: Make an ice bag Put the ice and the salt in the gallon-sized bag.
Step 3: Put small bag inside big one Put the smaller bag inside the bigger bag and seal it.
Step 4: Shake it Shake the larger bag vigorously for seven to 10 minutes.
TIP: Wear winter gloves while you shake; the bag is cold!
Step 5: Enjoy Remove the small bag, which now contains ice cream. Snip a hole in the corner of the bag and squeeze it into a dish. Makes one serving.
FACT: In the 1920s, immigrants arriving on Ellis Island were served vanilla ice cream as part of their "Welcome to America" meal.
You Will Need
Two resealable plastic bags
one gal.-sized and one qt.-sized
1/2 c. reduced-fat or whole milk
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. of sugar
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract or 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder