I scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade ice cream!

It’s officially summer!!!!

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At work today the PTs teamed up with the OTs for an ice cream making session … me made a big mess but had a ton of fun and the ice cream was delicious. Turns out it is turbo easy to make your own ice cream in a bag and lookie, I’ve got the recipe down at the bottom for you to try! Therapy wise there is a lot of benefit for the guys in the group! We worked on fine motor skills, coordination, and upper extremity strength (cause lets just say it takes a lotta shaking!)

OK –> Ready to get your ice cream on, om nom nom nom:

What you’ll need

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup half and half (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better. Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
  • Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
  • 1 pint-size ziplock bag
  • 1 gallon-size ziplock bag

How to make it

  1. Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.
  2. Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well. Seal the larger bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes). Feel the small bag to determine when it’s done.
  3. Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins, and eat the ice cream right out of the bag. Easy cleanup too! Serves 1.
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