There is nothing better than having an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. The challenge is to eat it without letting the drips hit the ground or your shirt. The sad reality is the last bite, when you wish you had just one more scoop!
This month America’s favorite dessert is celebrated all around the world. If you didn’t know this month is National Ice Cream Month and THIS Sunday, July 19th, is National Ice Cream Day! Gather your family and friends to enjoy this holiday with QUICK & EASY homemade ice cream along with history and fun facts about this tasty treat!
The International Dairy Foods association says that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan selected July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He perceived ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population!
Parents, it seems as though your kids were right, according to President Reagan broccoli should be replaced with ice cream!
- Vanilla is ranked the #1 ice cream flavor in the US
- The top 5 ice cream consuming countries are new Zealand, the United States, Australia, Finland, and Sweden
- 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time
- On average Americans enjoy 48 pints of ice cream each year
- California produces the most ice cream in America
For more fun facts about ice cream visit: IceCream.com
HOW TO MAKE NO-MACHINE 15 MINUTE ICE CREAM
Did you ever think that you could make ice cream by playing a game with your family or friends? Not to mention, that it could be made in 15 minutes? Both these elements are included in this fun and simple recipe by allrecipes.com http://dish.allrecipes.com/how-to-make-ice-cream-in-a-bag/
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 bag crushed ice
- 4 cups coarse salt
- 2 pint-size resealable plastic freezer bags
- 1 gallon-size resealable plastic freezer bag
- Gloves or towel to protect fingers
1. In a pitcher or large measuring cup, stir together the whipping cream, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla extract until sugar has dissolved.
2. Pour about 1/2 cup of mixture into a pint-size plastic bag and seal carefully, squeezing out extra air. Place each sealed bag into a second pint-size bag, again squeezing out extra air. Seal carefully.
3. Fill each gallon-size plastic bag about halfway with ice and add 1/2 cup coarse salt. Place one sealed small bag into the large bag, squeeze out most of the air, and seal the large bag.
4. Wear mittens or thick gloves, or wrap the bag in a towel to protect hands against the extreme cold. Shake and massage the bag for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens into ice cream. Add more salt and ice to the outer bag if ice cream hasn’t formed after 10 minutes of continuous motion. FOR A TOTAL OF 15 MIN
*you can play games like catch with family or friends to shake and make the ice cream!
5. Remove the outer pint-size bag before you open the inner bag so you don’t get any of the salty ice on your ice cream!
DISCOUNT ICE CREAM
Later this month on July 31st, Baskin-Robbins is offering a FREE waffle cone and 31% off all sundaes in honor of National Ice Cream Month http://news.baskinrobbins.com/