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Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag
Ice Cream in a Bag
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension.


1 c. milk
1 c. half and half
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Crushed ice (1 bag of ice will freeze 3 bags of ice cream)
1 c. rock salt
1 quart Ziploc freezer bag
1 gallon Ziploc freezer bag
Duct tape
Bath towel
Toppings of choice (such as strawberries, blueberries, crushed cookies, chocolate syrup)


Place the milk, half and half, sugar and vanilla in the 1-quart freezer bag and seal. For security, fold a piece of duct tape over the seal. Place the bag with the ingredients inside a gallon freezer bag. Pack the larger bag with crushed ice around the smaller bag. Pour 3/4 to 1 cup of rock salt evenly over the ice. Seal the outer bag. Wrap in a bath towel and shake for at least 10 minutes. Open the outer bag and remove the inner bag with the ingredients. Wipe off the bag to be sure salt water doesn’t get into the ice cream. Cut the top off and spoon into cups. Serve plain or top with your choice of toppings.

Make four servings (approximately 1/2 cup per serving). Each serving has 150 calories, 7 grams (g) of fat, 18 g of carbohydrate and 150 milligrams of calcium.

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