Joshua's birthday was this month and we celebrated by having an ice cream party! We made homemade ice cream in a bag and had a ice cream shaped cupcake cake! Each kids made their own ice cream in individual bags. Very messy but a lot of fun! January 16, 2009

Here is the recipe for Ice Cream in a Bag!

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!


A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.


Eliza started her first day in her new Sunbeam class today. She was so excited that she has been talking about her teacher, the meaning of CTR, Lance, and Averi all day long. Plus she was super excited about her new CTR ring. Before church she asked me to do her hair so I put it up in pig tails and even curled the back so it flipped out. I don't know who was more excited about her having long enough hair to curl me or her. It still is not quit long enough yet but we made it work. I can't believe that I now have 2 in primary. Joshua is now CTR 5. Jan 4, 2009