My 15-year old SUV has been in the garage for a week having a new exhaust system installed and getting the A/C repaired (lucky me). Because it was the last week of school I had something going on each day where I needed a car, so I ended up driving my husband to work and picking him up every day. I felt like I’d spent my entire week in the car… Today I told him to just take his car and I’d survive being stuck at home for the day.
My kids spent 2/3 of the day watching TV. Finally after listening to 6 hours of Psych in the background I’d had enough! I threw my kids outside and told them to turn on the sprinkler and have fun outdoors so I could have some peace and quiet in the house!
Wouldn’t you know that today would be the hottest day of the year!?!
They lasted about 5 minutes. It was just too hot to stay outside. They came running in asking for ice cream. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any ice cream and had no way to go to the store to pick some up. I was looking around in the fridge to see what they could have and saw some Half & Half on the shelf and remembered something we made when we lived in Virginia… Ice Cream in a bag!
We had all the ingredients on hand, it’s super easy to make, and the girls LOVE to make it. And I don’t even need to supervise! Score one for mom today!
Tasty Tuesday – Homemade Ice Cream in Bag
My kids love to mix in things as well. M&Ms, chocolate chips, sprinkles, you name it! You can also add other flavors to the bag to change it up.
Chocolate ice cream: add 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup and decrease the vanilla to 1/4 teaspoon.
Chocolate chip mint ice cream: Replace vanilla extract with 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and add 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips.
Strawberry ice cream: Add 3 tablespoons sweetened, pureed strawberries.
Experiment with other flavors by replacing the vanilla extract with 1/2 to 1 tsp. of lemon or almond extracts. Really, the possibilities are endless.
Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag is a super easy and delicious treat that the kids enjoy making as much as eating.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?