10-minute Ice Cream

Ten Minute Ice Cream

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. “Ten Minute Ice Cream” is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself.

Did you know June is National Dairy Month?

Celebrating National Dairy Month is a great excuse to kick-off the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which, according to the International Dairy Foods Association, may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it’s protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse.

We consume a huge amount of dairy products in our home. Milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream… you name it, my kids love it.

Yummy Snacks for National Dairy Month

BJ’s Wholesale Club has lots of delicious, ready-to-eat snacks to feed your hungry kids, and you, too!

  • Sargento Balanced Breaks – 9/1.5 oz. containers including three varieties. Natural Sharp White Cheddar Cheeses, Sea-Salted Cashews and Golden Raisin Medley; Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Sea-Salted Cashews and Cherry Juice-Infused Dried Cranberries; and Natural White Cheddar Cheese, Sea-Salted Roasted Almonds and Dried Cranberries
  • Babybel Snack Cheeses –28 ct. packs in Original and Light made of 100% natural Babybel mini cheeses are mild, creamy and delicious for the whole family. A good source of calcium and protein, this yummy snack can be enjoyed by itself or with a cracker.
  • Wellsley Farms Plain Greek Organic Yogurt – 9/5.3 oz. cups, Nonfat, Grade A and GMO Free
  • New! Chobani Blended Greek Yogurt – We will have a new seasonal yogurt coming in the summer months (end of May to July) in celebration of the Summer Olympics in Rio. This Chobani 12pk is a Blended Greek Yogurt featuring 6 Watermelon- and 6 Guava-flavored cups.
  • Horizon Organic Mozzarella String Cheese – 20 ct. USDA Organic, good source of protein
  • Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Varieties – Delicious, kid-friendly snacks:
    • Stonyfield Squeezers, 24 ct.
    • Stonyfield YoKids Cups, 18 ct.
    • Stonyfield YoKids Pouches, 8 ct.
    • Stonyfield Strawberry Smoothie, 12 ct.

Looking for unique and delicious snack ideas utilizing dairy products? Check out this post where you will find a kid-friendly ham and cheese sushi recipe!

One of our favorite dairy treats to make, especially on a hot summer’s day, is ice cream.

A neighbor introduced this ten minute ice cream recipe to us while we were living in Virginia. It’s delicious and surprisingly simple to make. In fact, it’s so simple I don’t even need to supervise my girls when they make it. Score one for mom! An added bonus, it’s much healthier (and less expensive) than the stuff you buy in the grocery store. Just three basic ingredients: Half & Half, vanilla and sugar.

Ten Minute Ice Cream

You can substitute/add other flavors to change up the Ten Minute Ice Cream recipe. My kids love to mix in things: M&Ms, crushed Butterfingers, chocolate chips, sprinkles, you name it!

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Ten Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

A neighbor introduced this ten minute ice cream recipe to us while we were living in Virginia. It's delicious and surprisingly simple to make. In fact, it's so simple I don't even need to supervise my girls when they make it. Score one for mom! An added bonus, it's much healthier (and less expensive) than the stuff you buy in the grocery store. Just three basic ingredients: Half & Half, vanilla and sugar.

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Half & Half (heavy cream or milk will also work, but I think the Half & Half gives it the best flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sugar
  • 2 fresh strawberries, chopped (optional)
  • 1 small (sandwich) Ziploc bag
  • 1 medium (quart) Ziploc FREEZER bag (Use the freezer bags here because they are less likely to be punctured or leak while you are shaking the mixture.)
  • 1 large (gallon) Ziploc FREEZER bag (you can also use a coffee can or other round container with a tight fitting lid)
  • 4 cups of ice cubes – crushed is better but cubes will work (enough to fill the gallon Ziploc bag about half way)
  • 1/2 cup Kosher or rock/ice cream salt (table salt will also work in a pinch)

Instructions

  1. Combine the Half & Half, vanilla, sugar, and strawberries in the small bag and seal it tightly, getting as much air out as you can.
  2. Place the small bag into the medium bag and seal it tightly, again with no air in the bag (double bagging is not necessary, but it helps to prevent leaks).
  3. Place the salt and ice in the large freezer bag, then place the medium freezer bag inside and seal the bag tightly (or use a coffee can, etc.)
  4. Put on gloves or wrap the bag in a towel and shake continuously until the mixture hardens (about 10 minutes). If using a coffee can/plastic container have the kids roll the container back and forth on the floor.
  5. Carefully open the large bag and take the medium bag out, check the firmness of the ice cream. If it's too soft place back in the bag/container and continue shaking for 5 more minutes.
  6. Once the ice cream is at the proper firmness, remove the small bag, open and enjoy your homemade ice cream! (rinse off and keep the freezer bags to use again the next time you make ice cream).
Cuisine: dessert |

Notes

Omit the strawberries to have plain vanilla ice cream, or substitute with your favorite fruit, candy or chocolate chips.

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Ten Minute Ice Cream

Ten Minute Ice Cream Variations:

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.

S’mores ice cream: substitute 2 tablespoons marshmallow cream for the strawberries. Add crushed graham crackers to the bowl with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce.

Peach ice cream: substitute chopped fresh or frozen peaches for the strawberries.

Turtle ice cream: omit the strawberries and vanilla, add 2 tablespoons caramel sauce, 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate morsels, and 1/2 tablespoon toasted, chopped pecans.

Califa Farms Coconut Almond Milk

Califia Toasted Coconut Almond Milk – 2/48 oz., 100% Vegan, Lactose Free, Soy Free, Carrageenan Free, Made from non-genetically engineered almonds

Non-dairy ice cream: Replace the Half & Half with your favorite milk substitute. I used Califia Farms Coconut Almond Milk blend. It makes a delicious, lightly coconut flavored ice cream. I added a tablespoon of chocolate syrup for a decadent treat!

Experiment with other flavors by replacing the vanilla extract with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of lemon or almond extracts. Really, the possibilities are endless.

What is your favorite dairy snack? your favorite ice cream flavor?

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. “Ten Minute Ice Cream” is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself.

Comments 22

  1. We made this in Girl Scouts when I was little. Called it coffee can ice cream because we rolled the coffee can around to “churn” the ice cream. So many fun memories!

  2. We don’t do dairy… so I LOVE that you included the Califia Toasted Coconut Almond Milk version. It sounds delicious!

  3. So I’m one of those weirdos who doesn’t like ice cream, but my husband is a fanatic! I know he would love this.

  4. Those Sargento Balanced Breaks sounds like the perfect snack to take to work! And I’m a big fan of the organic mozzarella string cheese. It is my go to snack.

  5. This reminds me of the homemade ice cream my dad would make every summer. We had blackberry bushes and would make fresh blackberry ice cream. But we had a hand crank. I think rolling back and forth would be much easier!

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