Shake and Make Ice Cream!

So…today my mom and ALL of the kids (except Joshua and I) went to Dalton, GA.  They left much earlier in the afternoon and have been gone for quite a long time, and it turned out that the keys to the car got locked in the car and dad had to drive all the way to Dalton (which is about 2 hours, I believe, from our house!) and help unlock the car with his spare key! 😦


While they were gone, Joshua and I were home alone, the dogs were barking at everything, and we were getting a little bored, so we made ice cream! 🙂  We used a recipe from online for “Shake & Make” ice cream, which means you put the ingredients in a small plastic bag then you put the small bag in a big plastic bag with ice and salt and shake it until it forms into soft serve ice cream…it’s very fun, easy, and quick, and lucky enough, we had all the ingredients!

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First we made the heavy whipping cream recipe:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

1/2 cup of salt (bigger granules are better)

a LOT of ice

plus 2 sandwich/zip-lock bags, and one big freezer/zip-lock bag

Mix ingredients together in one small bag then double up the small bags so they don’t leak!  Put ice and salt in big bag then small bag in big bag and seal nice and tight.  Shake around the bag (wearing oven mitts or using a towel) for 5-10 minutes.  It should turn out soft and creamy and YUMMY! 🙂  (Sorry if that’s confusing!)

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Both of these pictures are of the milk ice cream which we made the second time around (just replace the the heavy whipping cream with milk and follow the rest of the instructions above).  They both tasted really good.  The milk hardens a LOT quicker then the cream though, so it was made a lot faster and tasted really good!

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A taste of the ice cream; yum yum! 🙂  It was very good, and it satisfied both of our cravings for something sweet (I added some chocolate syrup to mine).


Cael, dear little bubba, was so cute this morning!  I asked him if he wouldn’t mind posing for a few pictures, and he relentlessly said “Okay” and let me snap a few shots of his sweet little face!

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He wouldn’t look at me at first…

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Then he wouldn’t smile! 😉

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Then when he started to smile he stuck his tongue out! 😉  Oh well…he’s still cute!  (I had fun with some editing, if you can’t tell!)

Here are some other random pictures I took the other day!


Flower clip


More flowers!


And my new sunglasses!


I got this very cool journal on Sunday at Books-A-Million!  The paper is very cool, and I really like the cover!  Can’t wait to use it!


And here is Judy and her puppies!  They are getting bigger.

Well, that’s all I have to share right now.  Try out that ice cream recipe sometime and let me know if you do and if it works out well!  I hope the rest of your week is lovely.  Much love and God bless.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mom
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 01:15:59

    when the cats away…….the mice will play!


  2. relishliving
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:27:17

    Oh, sorry your evening was so dull.. you should have come with us! 😉


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