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Who doesn’t love a batch of their favorite flavor of ice cream?  In honor of Ice Cream Day, we wanted to find an easy way for you to make your own! Remember Melanie’s post about ice cream making in May? http://bit.ly/LHUqyA  Well, I’ve found a couple methods that don’t require a big fancy machine (if you don’t have one), and you can do it in your apartment while saving a lot of money!

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (if you want it to be extra sweet,use 2 teaspoon)
  • Alternate flavor: if you want chocolate ice cream, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 4-6 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 trays of ice

With a Freezer Bag:

Take roughly two quarts of ice, preferably crushed, and put it in a gallon-sized bag with the
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rock salt.  The gallon bag should be about half full of the ice and salt mixture.



Put the ice cream ingredients into a quart bag and seal it tightly.  (You may have to double bag.)  Then place the sealed ice cream bag into the gallon bag.  Make sure the bags stay sealed. You do not want the contents of the bags to mix at all.. Seal with extra duct tape if necessary.

Gently shake the bags for about fifteen to twenty minutes. The content of the quart bag should start to turn into solid ice cream.  You

want to make sure you’re mixing what’s in the quart bag but not so vigorously you cause a leak.  Double-bagging should prevent this.

Remove the finished ice cream from the sandwich bag and serve, yum!








With a Coffee Can:

This is very similar to the bag method, except instead of using two bags, you use two coffee cans, one bigger than the other.

Put the ice cream mixture in the smaller coffee can. Seal tightly.


Put the smaller coffee can in the big coffee can along with ice and rock salt. Seal the large can tightly.

Shake the large can vigorously for about 10 minutes. Make sure the cans are sealed well and do it outside, just in case. Check the small to see if the mixture has turned into ice cream yet. If you see ice crystals forming, stir or whisk.


Continue shaking, rolling, or throwing until ice cream is formed.



Information and photos from:  http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Ice-Cream



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Sydney is working for For Rent Media Solutions as an intern in Social Media Marketing. In this role, she assists in executing and optimizing social media strategic plans across several different channels. Among these channels are blogging, social networking, promoting brand awareness on video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time finding ways to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. Sydney graduates from Virginia Tech in December, 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. She looks forward to getting out into the real world and working on her career. She also loves the color green, the beach, and country music.


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