One of my favorite date nights is attending a cooking class with my honey-pie. We cook together, we eat chocolate and/or steak, and sip wine. It’s so very romantic! I’ve always wanted to enroll our kids in the classes as well, but they are too expensive for our budget. Our library offers kid’s cooking classes occasionally and my kids absolutely love them, though they are not romantic at all. 😉 So, in an effort to keep my kids busy & happy this summer, I thought, “Why not do our own?”
Here is our first foray into our Kid’s Summer Cooking School: DIY Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream in a Bag.
For our first class, I wanted it to be exciting, as well as something they had never done before. I found quite a few versions of the Ice Cream in a Bag. I decided I would like to do one that requires no special ingredients, no added sugar and is somewhat healthy. How fun to make a natural honey-vanilla ice cream and then eat the fruit of our labors? It’s a must-do! The honey was delicious in this recipe. As an added bonus, they burnt off energy as they had to shake the mixture for 8-10 minutes!
Here is the recipe, click below for the free printable. I suggest printing onto card stock and fastening it onto a cute clipboard. It will stand up nicely!Free recipe printable – IceCreamInABagPDF
Here is the recipe:
HONEY-VANILLA ICE CREAM IN A BAG:
Ice cream ingredients
1 cup of milk (lactaid also works for lactose-intolerant kiddos)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract (optional)
3 Tbs of honey
1/2 large ziplock bag of ice cubes
6 Tbs salt
Line a large mug with a quart-sized ziplock bag.
Put all ice cream ingredients in bag and zip securely. Don’t worry about mixing, it will get plenty mixed-up during the shaking.
Fill gallon-sized ziplock bag 1/2 full of ice cubes.
Add salt to the ice cubes.
Place the ice cream mixture, sealed, into the large ziplock and securely zip it up.
Put on some fun music, dance and shake your booty for 8-10 minutes.
Pour your soft-serve ice cream into bowls and dig in.
What did you learn today? (my kids’ answers)
1. Cooking is messy!
2. Tablespoons are a lot bigger than teaspoons! (within the first minute we had tripled the amount of vanilla by using a Tbs & not a tsp. It was still delish – you can’t have too much vanilla!)
3. It’s hard to keep ziplock bags closed. (we had a few ziplock malfunctions, and spilled milk on the floor, the counter and our toes.)
4. Salt makes ice melt and get really cold. And, it doesn’t taste good! (my girl after popping an ice cube into her mouth – oops, someone forgot about the salt!)
5. You can use cups instead of tsps by converting to ML! (My numbers guy figured that out while looking at the Tbs and measuring cups.) Momma learned from her kid today. 🙂
What are you doing with your kids this summer? Shout it out in the comments below. Feel free to leave a link to your latest blog post.
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