Saturday, July 5, 2008

Kick the Can Ice Cream!

This entry is compliments of Maureen who passed it along to another reader a couple of months ago.  It seemed like the perfect way to round out the week.  It's relatively simple and will do a great job of engaging your kids, the kids you babysit, or your nieces and nephews.

Here is goes...

Kick the Can Ice Cream

Makes 4 Servings
Prep time: 30 minutes

1 cup milk (can use lowfat, fat-free, or flavored)
1 cup whipping cream (can use half-and-half)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Rock salt
Large and small cans with lids (like coffee cans, cleaned)
Duct tape

Pour milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla into small can.  Cover the can and duct tape well.  Shake the can to mix.  Put a layer of ice and rock salt in a large can.  Add small can and layer more ice and rock salt.  Cover can and duct tape well.  Lick or roll the can for 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove the small can.  Scrape the ice cream away from the side of the can.  Retape and put back in large can with more ice and rock salt.  Kick or roll for 5 to 10 minutes.  Open can, stir and serve.

For reduced fat ice cream, use lowfat or fat-free milk and half-and-half
For strawberry ice cream, add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
For chocolate chip ice cream, use chocolate milk and add 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Enjoy your Saturday and with only 27 days left in July, get busy eating some ice cream!

Signing off until Monday...

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