The following is a simple way to make ice cream in a ziplock bag with your toddler at home:
Things you will need:
Gallon zip lock bags
Sandwich zip lock bags
Half and Half
Salt (rock salt is best if you have it)
In a mixing bowl, have your little ones help you put in
½ cup half and half
¼ tsp vanilla
Mix this and pour into 1 ziplock sandwich bag
In the gallon bag, place 1/3 cup rock salt and 3 cups crushed ice and the sealed sandwich bag. Seal the large bag and play a game of toss with the bag. As you grab the bag, have the person holding it squish and squeeze it a few times. In about 10-15 minutes you will have soft homemade ice cream. If you are doing several at a time, each person can hold and squish their own and you don’t have to play toss with it—this will strengthen hand muscles as well. This game helps children use both hands equally as well.
Have fun making ice cream in a bag with your toddler–or all the kids in your home! This was a year-round favorite in our home!
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