Monday, June 4, 2012

Kid-Friendly Ice Cream in a Bag & Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping


Two of my granddaughters, Charlie & Chloe, who live only minutes away, and I love to spend days crafting and cooking in the kitchen together
whenever we can. 

Here's two recipes we've had fun making....these dishes will cool you down in the heat of the summer.  We made them on different days...guess you can tell they love their ice cream huh??? 

They're easy and definitely KID-FRIENDLY recipes!  Both ready in just minutes too!!!


KID-FRIENDLY ICE CREAM IN A BAG

1 c. light cream (I used half vanilla flavored creamer) MM!
3 Tb. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
qt. size ziplock freezer bag
2 gallon size ziploc freezer bags
crushed ice
rock salt

Mix first 3 ingredients together and pour into the qt. bag. Squeeze the air out and place it into a gallon bag (for safety sake). Squeeze out the air and seal. In the bottom of the second gallon bag, place some ice cubes and rock salt.  Place the other bags on top, then fill in the sides with more layers of ice cubes and rock salt so that it is higher than the level of cream. Then this is what you do...(it took us about 10+ minutes)



Another time together we quickly made some Peanut Butter "Magic" Shell Ice Cream Topping. I found the recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie....to 'top off' their day.

(Katie has a Healthy Dessert Blog that I follow!!!)

All you do is stir together peanut butter, melted coconut oil, and sweetener of choice (we used liquid stevia) to make this delicious treat.

We were all pretty impressed at how simple - AND DELICIOUS! - it was.  


PEANUT BUTTER MAGIC SHELL 

2-3 tsp peanut butter
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
sweetener of choice, to taste (stevia drops, maple syrup, agave, etc.)

Combine all ingredients and stir until it makes a thin liquid. (Warm the coconut oil first if it’s solid when you open the jar.) Pour over ice cream, and watch it harden into Magic Shell! (Or stick the covered ice cream the freezer for just a minute or two, if you want it completely hard.)