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  • Rock Salt (also called Ice Cream Salt)
  • Ice
  • Gallon baggies
  • Quart baggies
  • An awesome ice cream bowl
  • 1 cup half & half (or whole milk)
  • 2 Tbs. white sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Any additional mix-ins that your heart desires (cocoa powder, strawberries, Reese’s cups, chocolate chips, sprinkles, oreos, etc.)


  1. Fill gallon size baggie half full with ice.
  2. Generously pour rock salt over ice.
  3. Pour half & half, sugar, vanilla extract, and mix-ins in the quart sized baggie.
  4. Seal tightly!
  5. Place quart sized baggie inside gallon sized baggie and ensure both are sealed completely.
  6. Shake, shake, shake!
  7. Shake for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until ice cream becomes firm.
  8. Scoop ice cream into your favorite dish or cone and enjoy!
  9. If you have self-control and have any leftover, please place in freezer!

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