Who needs an ice cream maker when you can do this with just a few Ziploc bags? You're hands may be frozen, but it's a fun activity to do with your kids.-
We double this recipe for our family of 5 and then take turns flipping the two bags. The boys think it's funny to wear snow gloves while they flip. It's actually a very smart idea!
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup grape juice (we've made it with grape, but this time we used peach nectar - yum!)
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup rock salt
5 cups crushed ice
2 1-quart zipper bags
1 gallon zipper bag
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour creamy grape mixture into a 1-quart zipper bag; carefully seal bag. (The first time we made this we only used one bag and our ice cream tasted salty....so, now we use two 1-quart baggies. I'd definitely recommend it.)
Place about half of the rock salt , about 2 cups of crushed ice, and the sealed 1-quart bag in a 1-gallon zipper bag. Seal it up tight!
Place the bag on a flat surface. Gently flip bag, end over end, for 5 minutes. Open the 1-gallon bag over a sink, and drain water. Add remaining rock salt and another 3 cups of crushed ice. Reseal. Continue flipping the bag, end over end, for 15 more minutes.
Drain the water again. Wipe the 1-quart bag filled with soft serve ice cream dry. Snip the corner and squeeze into individual bowls. Makes 1 1/2 cups of ice cream.
If you prefer a little firmer ice cream, like we do, then freeze the bag for 2-4 hours before serving.