It’s officially summer!!!!
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
- Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.
- 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.
- 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.