Scooter’s DIY Ice Cream Shoppe

Hi friends!

July is National Ice Cream Month! One of my favorite things to do in the summertime is make homemade ice cream! Check out my favorite recipe -- it is both delicious and, because you can make it at home, it helps reduce air pollution since you don’t have to drive to an ice cream shop.

With just a few ingredients and a little jiggle, you can make homemade ice cream in minutes and help Spare The Air!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup rock salt
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 gallon-size zip-top bag
  • 1 pint-size zip-top bag
  • Dish towel

What you do:

  1. Start by filling the gallon-size zip-top bag with half the ice. Sprinkle half the rock salt over the ice and then place the pint-size zip-top bag inside.
  2. Now carefully measure and pour the half and half into the small pint-size bag along with the vanilla and sugar. Make sure the top is tightly sealed, kids!
  3. Place the rest of the ice around the cream-filled baggie and then sprinkle with the rest of the rock salt. Zip the top, wrap in the dish towel so your hands don’t get cold, and get ready to shake.
  4. Check the bag after two to three minutes of good shaking. Creamy ice cream should be inside!
  5. Remove the ice cream from the bag of salted ice and enjoy — right out of the bag!

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