Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Baggie Birthday Tradition

I have a new birthday tradition, on August 1st every year all I want to do is make baggie ice cream. My wonderful mom came up with the idea, we did it for my birthday three years ago and I suggested we do it again this year. It was a huge success! Perhaps it's the combination of family, the canyon, and ice cream that makes it so appealing, whatever it is, it's delightful, and easy too.

Here's how you do it:

Step 1: Mix whipping cream, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and fruit/candy in a ziploc bag.

Step 2: Put the baggie of ingredients in a big ziploc bag of ice and rock salt.

Step 3: Wrap the bag with news paper and duct tape, be sure to use lots and lots of tape to keep the newspaper from ripping and your hands from freezing. David could have used a bit more tape, by the end his was thrashed.

Step 4: Pass shake, roll, toss, jiggle, rattle the soon to be ice cream for about 20 minutes.

Addi and me with my ice cream.

Keli got all creative and Martha Stewarty on us. If you can't tell she is not signing peace, she's signing a "k" for Keli, that's what happens when you watch Baby Signing Time every day.

Our dirty hands after throwing our ice cream around. Some of us can't catch and so they took a few tumbles in the dirt.

Step 5: Enjoy your Ice Cream A-La-Wendy
Keli and Jacob could be the ad models for when I decide to market this stuff, I'd make millions!


Shawn AND Chelsey said...

What a fun idea!

Becky said...

That looks yummy. Happy Birthday Wendy!!

Lindsay said...

Ooh! I think that I will have to also start a new tradition. I love the pick were all of you have dirty hands...ahh reminds me of my camping trips. :)