Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Recipe Round-Up





And, finally, it's here!

Today we're sharing recipes for side dishes, salads and desserts. With these tried-and-true recipes, we'll be extremely popular and get invited to all sorts of picnics this summer. And if we don't want to go, we'll stay home and be very well fed.

My recipe is great for kids. It's been a HUGE hit at bar-b-cues and kids' birthday parties. Here goes!

ICE CREAM IN A BAG

1 gallon ziploc bag 
1 quart ziploc bag (heavy duty)
4 cups ice (1 liter ice)
1/4 cup salt (60 mL salt)
1 cup whole milk or 1/2 and 1/2 cream (250 mL milk or 1/2 and 1/2)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 mL vanilla extract)
2 Tablespoons sugar (30 mL sugar)
cups and spoons

1. Pour milk, vanilla extract and sugar into the small ziploc bag. Squeeze as much air out as possible and seal the bag carefully.

2. Place the small ziploc bag down into the large bag. Cover with ice and salt. Seal the large bag tightly.

3. Shake, toss, flip this ziploc "ice cream machine" for 5 to 10 minutes. 

4. Open both bags and spoon the ice cream into small cups. Enjoy!

Variations: 
1. Substitute other extract flavors for the vanilla.
2. Omit the vanilla and half the sugar. Add strawberry or chocolate syrup to the milk mixture.
3. Use chocolate milk.
4. Garnish with sprinkles, gummi candy, M&Ms.

(I've played around with it, but the recipe is originally from: http://home.att.net/~candlers/resources.htm)

Okay, bloggy friends, let me know (via the comment section or an email to barrie.summy@gmail.com) when your recipe post is up.

Please, please please check out the delicious recipes found at the links below:



























Ack! I can't believe I forgot to remind you guys to visit the Class of 2k8's blog this week. It's N.A. Nelson's launch for her middle-grade Bringing the Boy Home. N.A. Nelson is responsible for me being in the Class of 2k8. She found me wandering around, lost and lonely, on myspace and invited me to the class. Thanks!!



30 comments:

Jason said...

Hey, thanks to blogger's new lovely scheduled poster thingie, my post will be up in about 6 hours -- which is 9:00 here. Just letting you know ahead of time, because I probably won't be online much until later in the day.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Ah, I see I am fashionably late! I've posted a recipe for Cucumber Salad :-) It's too bad we can't have a picnic right now. All the recipes look delicious!

laughingwolf said...

gonna try that, thx b! :)

Elizabeth said...

Dear BARRIE
Sounds delicious. I'm in the middle of making my yellow rice salad right now. I meant to make it yesterday but we had a disaster with my elderly ma-in-law.
I will tell you as soon as it's posted. Sorry!

JaneyV said...

Hi Barrie - I've posted mine now. It's right HERE. Sorry If I'm late o the party!

debra said...

My post is up, Barrie

Kelley said...

Interesting way to make ice cream....sounds like the bag might pop to me. I'll take my state of the art appliance for this one.

Barrie said...

Kelley, you definitely have to use the heavy-duty ziploc bags. ;)

~Virginia~ said...

i'm usually make a mess rather than a culinary feast--sounds like a fun recipe though!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I linked you with a recipe for Marinated Mostaccioli (which I make with penne pasta instead). Your recipe sounds like fun--thanks for organizing this!

Now I need to go peruse the offerings...

Annie said...

I posted mine. (blush) Sorry it's a wee bit later in the morning...I stayed up too late partying with authors Laurie Notaro and Teri J. Brown last night.

Jessica Burkhart said...

What fun! :)

Travis Erwin said...

I'd love to participate but pretty much all I know how to do is throw some meat on the grill.

brian_ohio said...

Wow! Look at all these great recipes. I'd call this roundup a success. Hm. Which do I try first?

Your ice cream sounds great, Barrie. I may just use it this weekend.

Thanks for posting all of these. Man... you really are nice.

Mary said...

My trifle recipe is up!

Your 'ice cream in a bag’ sounds brilliant ... definitely one to try. :)

Shelli said...

Yum!

Eileen said...

Ice cream in a bag? That just sounds cool. I'll have to make it just to impress people.

Sheri said...

OK Barrie, I have posted my super easy Blue berry blast parfait on my blog.

Happy 4th everyone!

gabe said...

I'm buying ziploc bags tonight. Can't wait to try this.
and thanks for putting some fun into feeding-time again! :)

Sara Hantz said...

I LOVE the sound of icecream in a bag.... not sure my culinary skills are up to it!!!

Laura said...

This is such a great idea...my recipe for Sex in a pan is up....yep - that is what it is called!!!!

Sheri said...

Oh I forgot to say, my kids have done this baggie ice cream maker thingy and they love it! It comes out really good. I think they made it into a shake. I guess it is less shaking time to do that. But it does REALLY work!

Happy 4th everyone!

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Bee said...

I always like some homemade ice cream on the 4th! Your recipe sounds like so much fun, too! (But have you ever had any bag-splitting disasters?)

I like to have some peach cobbler on the 4th . . . and I plan on making it tomorrow. If I can make a little window of time, I will post the recipe.

Happy 4th to you!

keri mikulski :) said...

Happy 4th! :) Thanks for the recipe.

Kellan said...

That ice cream sounds cool!!

Happy 4th - see you later - Kellan

laughingwolf said...

happy 4th to one and all :)

deboradale said...

What a great idea, Barrie! And what fun it must be making ice cream your way! We will try it. And I hope you'll try the recipe I just posted on my blog for Ambrosia.

~Debbie

theneatos said...

Awesome! Thanks for all the recipes! Can't wait to try them out!

N.A. Nelson said...

Yay, Barrie! 2k8 Sister! Thanks for the mention and the wonderful recipies!

I'm starving now!