Friday, August 14, 2009

Mooove Over, Ice-Cream Truck...

There are a pair of new drivers in town. Actually, a couple of Simple Girls in Training. Let me introduce you to them:

It is likely that they will make guest appearances from time to time because, as we all know, good help can be hard to find. These two inspire me daily. Not to mention, they accept payment in the form of stories, strawberries, and snuggles. Or in this week's case, in the form of some easy peasey ice-cream.

Here's all you need to make five-ish ingredient ice-cream, with about five-ish steps, and in about five-ish minutes. Plus you make it in a bag, of all things, with very little clean-up. That's what I'm talking about!
The only ingredient I didn't already have on hand was the bag of rock salt ($2.49 at our friendly, neighborhood Super Target). As pictured, you also need milk, sugar, vanilla, one gallon sized plastic bag, one pint/quart sized plastic bag, and ice.

Step One: Now, as LA #2 (Lovely Assistant- Age Two) demonstrates, the first thing you do is fill up your gallon sized bag about half full of ice.
Step Two: Add six tablespoons of rock salt, and seal that gallon bag tightly.
Step Three: Mix together 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1/4 tablespoon of vanilla in the pint/quart sized bag. Seal that smaller bag tightly.
Step Four: Carefully place the smaller bag inside the larger bag. Yep, you guessed it; seal it back tightly.
Step Five: Shake the bags until the smaller one starts looking like ice-cream, which should be in about five minutes. This makes for one big scoop and for one cracked up LA # 1 (Lovely Assistant- Age One).
Put the homemade ice-cream into your bowl(s) of choice and top with strawberries or whatever else tickles your fancy. Serious eating, sound effects, and wiping the sweat from your brow totally appropriate, of course.

Hope you enjoy!
Katrina and the Lovelies

ps... It's only fitting that we're talking about ice-cream today. The girls wonder if you won't you help us wish a special someone the happiest of birthdays? XOXO, beautiful friend!

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