Make Ice Cream

30 Minutes | All | Indoors

Use ice and salt to make ice cream



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Make Ice Cream

30 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • 300ml Milk (Semi Skimmed)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • 1kg of Ice
  • 6 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 medium sized sandwich bags
  • 1 large sized sandwich bag
  • Bowl & Spoon for eating
  • Topping (optional)

  1. Place the milk, sugar and vanilla into the doubled-up medium zip-seal bags
  2. Close and secure with sticky tape if the seal isn’t strong
  3. Tip the ice and salt into the large bag, then place the smaller bags inside the larger one, and seal well
  4. You will need to keep the bags moving for 10-15 mins to freeze the milk
  5. Gently throw the bag from hand to hand or take turns shaking it – it’s a good idea to wear gloves to keep your hands warm!
  6. Remove the ice-cream bag, open and scoop into bowls
  7. Sprinkle with toppings of your choice!
  8. If you want to eat it later transfer it to a container and let it harden further in the freezer

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