Thursday, June 5, 2008

CORE IceCream in a Bag

It can be eaten straight from the bag, but I tipped into a bowl so you can see it better.

Yes, you read that right....Core IceCream!

It's a fun activity for kids, especially at picnics and BBQs and there is so little you need to bring, most can be bought on-the-road.

I did this for my nieces at a picnic and they thought it was magic (maybe because I said the salt was "powdered eye of newt" and got them to chant silly "magic" words while they shook it??). They were 3 and 5 at the time and loved making their own icecream from a carton of strawberry milk in the park.

For kids:
Use full cream milk and throw in some baby M&Ms (or buy a carton of flavoured milk)
Maybe an adult should close the bags and they should be shaken outside :)

Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk (I used Pura Tone)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • artificial sweetener, eqiv of 1 TB (4 tsp)

You'll also need:

  • 6 tablespoons rock salt (it reacts with the ice somehow)
  • ice (about 1 1/2 trays per serve)
  • medium size ziplock bag
  • large ziplock bag
  • a spoon

NB: The snack size bags are a bit small for easily closing with fluid inside. You can use 2 medium bags, with the milk one folded down and ice/salt packed around it.
If it's not a hot day, I suggest wrapping the baggies in a tea towel.

Put the milk, sweetner and vanilla in the small ziplock back and seal firmly
Half fill the large bag with ice cubes, add rock salt and but the milk baggie in and seal well. Shake it for about 5 minutes or until the icecream inside begins to harden.
Open the bag carefully, wiping the top off first.
Voila! Ice cream in a bag! Dig in!

Variations that are still Core:

  1. Chocolate - add 2 tsp cocoa
  2. Coffee - add 1 tsp instant coffee
  3. Mocha - add cocoa and coffee
  4. Brandy - add a few drops of brandy essence (or other flavour)
  5. Banana - put banana and milk mix into blender, then into small baggie and shake
  6. Banana Split - as per banana, add 1-2 tsp cocoa
  7. Maple - add 2 tsp of sugar free maple syrup (not Core, but 0 pt at this level)
  8. Smoothie - put a few TB of diet yoghurt, 1/3 cup nonfat milk and 1/4 cup fruit through blender, then into small baggie and shake
  9. Whatever flavour sugar free topping you have....

Not on Core? The total for this recipe is 1 point for the milk

NB - it clicks over to 1 point at just under 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup is also 1 point....


Anonymous said...

Another almost core option is to make custard with skim milk and custard powder. Allow to cool int eh fridge until cold. Then use electric beaters to beat it up for around 2 minutes. It is ready when it is light and fluffy. Then put in the freezer. It is nice after about 3 hours, before it is fully frozen. You can flavour with variations too.

♥Shaz♥ said...

It's fantastic! I made it this afternoon with Mr 3.5yo and he loved the end result but got bored shaking and waiting for it, 5 minutes is a long time in the eyes of a 3.5 year old waiting for icecream! lol!

2 thumbs up from us!

Anonymous said...

Daisy Dee what an amazing resource this website is. Well done, you! And thanks!

I just made this with my son and he loved it. I'm a teacher and term four begins tomorrow (oh no!) Have decided to buy a bag of ice at lunch time and make this with my students in the afternoon. They'll love it. A literacy/science/cooking lesson in one. thank you. Lesley