Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ice Cream in a Bag

Friday was a super fun day as it was my friend, Mario's birthday, and Bri and I had plans to travel to Madison after camp.  I haven't been up in Madison all summer and I was so excited to see some of my friends and spend some time there.  Plus, it was my first time being 21 in Madison and I was actually able to go out to celebrate someone else's birthday!

We went to the Nitty Gritty, the official birthday place of Madison, and although my birthday was last Saturday, they still gave me a balloon and birthday mug and I was able to get free drinks!  We went to a bunch of fun bars that night and had a great time.

Mario's "muff-dive" shot...
Then, after a nice run on Lakeshore the next morning, my Madison was made complete with an awesome brunch at Mickey's Dairy Bar with my besties Caryn and Lauren.  It was a short trip, but it was an amazing one and I can't wait to go back in a few weeks to actually move back in!

Everything is large at Mickey's...

Their famous can even get gravey on it...
but I opted out

At camp on Friday, before the epic trip, we had an epic day! We practiced our Parent's Day Talent Show, had a paint color war, and made ice cream in a bag!

This recipe was super simple, super delicious, and the kids loved it! It is a really fun way to make a sweet treat and I would definitely give it a try before summer is over! Also, if you are not making a million batches for 60 people, I would also add in things like chocolate syrup and your favorite ice cream toppings.

Ice Cream in a Bag (adapted from Kaboose)

1/2 cup half and half
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp kosher or rock salt

1. In a pint sized plastic bag, place half and half, sugar, and vanilla.  Seal the bag.
2. In a gallon sized plastic bag, fill half way with ice and the salt.  Place the small bag in the big bag and seal the big bag.  Shake for about 5 minutes.  Remove the small bag, add in whatever toppings you would like, and enjoy!

Enjoy :)


  1. OMG This sounds so neat! The members of the baking club would probably get such a kick out of a "make your own ice cream" day so I'll have to bring this up at a meeting this fall for sure. :D

    1. I wish I had a baking club! That sounds so great!

  2. I have done ice cream in the bag before. It is great tasting and fun to make. You can add a little fruit for some flavor.

  3. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  4. I've heard about doing this. Looks good! Thanks for sharing with FFF!