Monday, August 1, 2011

Ice Cream in a Bag

Being lactose-intolerant,
I had to give up ice cream long ago.
Lil' Guy is dairy-free,
so it's a no-no for him too.

We don't let that stop us from
enjoying a bowl of
delicious homemade "ice cream".
A little recipe like this can go a long way
in satisfying
one's summertime cravings.

Since we don't do dairy,
we substitute rice or almond milk.

Rock salt is poured into the larger bag...

along with some ice.

Your beverage of choice goes into the smaller bag.
Seal it up tight!

The smaller bag goes into the larger bag.
Shake, shake, shake!

You'll see it transform right before your eyes!

The best part is
you've already worked off the calories
with all that shakin'!

Ice Cream in a Bag

6 T rock salt
ice (just enough to cover the bottom of the larger bag)
1/2 C beverage of choice
1 t vanilla
nuts, chocolate chips or fruit as desired

Place rock salt and ice into gallon-sized bag.
Pour "milk", vanilla and additions into smaller bag.
Seal both bags very well.
Shake 5 minutes.




  1. I couldn't imagine life with out Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk ice cream. Of course, I might not be so roly-poly either!
    In a million years, no one could explain to me why rock salt and ice and a whole lot of shaking makes ice cream. But neat trick!

  2. I like how you thought outside of the box, or should I say carton? That is a great idea! :)

  3. What a perfect portion, too, Daisy. We make homemade icecream but with a churn and of course lots of dairy. Nothing like your fabulous work-arounds for lactose intolerance and diary-free. You are a hard-working mom. I so admire how you take control of your situations and turn them around!

  4. That sounds very interesting, Daisy. And, I like the fact that you work off the calories first. :-)

  5. We do this too- isn't it fun! I am sugar free and make mine to fit that need; but this is fun no matter your recipe. Great share!

  6. What a super cool idea! The best part is that it makes a small amount of ice cream, so you dont have a quart or gallon hanging around tempting you to eat it all. Plus what a fun thing to do at a kids party. Everyone can have their own bag and make their own flavor. You are just full of the great ideas.

  7. Sue-I can explain it-it's MAGIC!

    LivingSoAbundantly-I can't take credit for it, but I agree!

    Meems-A momma's gotta do what a momma's gotta do!

    Susan-Guilt-free eating!

    Simply Scaife Family-Perfect!

    Jane-I'm happy to share what I learn.


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