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Squeeze Freeze Ice Cream

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1 Tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup whole milk
1 Tablespoon salt
Ice cubes

Other Items:
Small re-sealable plastic bag
Large re-sealable plastic bag
Measuring spoons
Measuring cup
Plastic spoon


Put sugar,  vanilla, and milk into small plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bag and properly seal. Put salt into large plastic bag. Drop the small bag  into the large plastic bag with salt in it. Add 18-20 ice cubes. Remove as much air as possible from the large bag and properly seal. Knead the bag for approximately 10 minutes, making sure ice in the larger bag surrounds the smaller bag.

When a soft ice cream is formed, remove small bag from large bag, open and eat right out of bag with a plastic spoon. For extra fun, add fresh seasonal fruit or other favorite ice cream toppings.

It is important to use whole milk. Other types of milk take too long to freeze. Salt is also very important. Without it, the ice cream will not freeze. One pint of half and half can be added to a gallon of milk. This makes the ice cream richer and freezes faster.

This is a fun recipe for kids to make themselves; just be sure to have plenty of paper towels on hand.

Substitution Idea

Calories: 130
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 55mg
Carbohydrates: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Protein: 4g
Calcium: 15% Daily Value