DIY Delicious: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

DIY Homemade ice cream Glitter N GlueI’m a Texas girl… born and raised in Houston. About an hour outside of Houston in a small town called Brenham is the Blue Bell Ice Cream Creamery. This creamery produces the BEST ice cream IN THE WORLD! Yes, I said it… BLUE BELL ICE CREAM IS THE BEST ICE CREAM IN THE WORLD! (lol… I know all my East Coast/ Turkey Hill Creamery lovers will disagree )

Growing up we’d make an annual field trip to visit the creamery.  They would give us a tour of the grounds and show us how they made all their yummy flavors. They’d also show us how we could make our own ice cream at home. Recently with all the extreme LA heat, I’ve been craving some homemade ice cream. Below is a yummy ice cream recipe that’s sure to be a delicious DIY treat at your next Summer gathering and you likely already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

Shopping List: Gallon size resealable plastic bags, quart size resealable plastic bags, whole milk, sugar, vanilla extract, sea salt, ice

DIY Homemade ice cream Glitter N Glue Add 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 a cup of whole milk and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract to a quart size resealable plastic bag

DIY Glitter N Glue Homemade Ice CreamAdd 6 tablespoons of sea salt and 3 large scoops of ice to a gallon size plastic bag. Insert your sealed quart size bag into your gallon ice bag, seal it and shake for about 7 to 10 minutes.

Note: The bag of ice is very cold, obviously! Wear a pair of winter gloves to protect your hands while shaking up your ice cream.

DIY Glitter N Glue Homemade Ice CreamA homemade ice cream DIY station adds an interactive touch to your 4th of July party! Add a some red and blue toppings to your station and allow everyone to personalize their ice cream. Fresh strawberries and blueberries are healthy topping alternative, but sprinkles and chocolate syrup are always a treat!

DIY Glitter N Glue Homemade Ice CreamClick here for a fun video tutorial from Howcast.


3 responses

  1. I love Blue Bell!

    July 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Anna Kent.

    July 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

  3. OHMYLANTA are you me? Am I you?!
    Ahhh this is seriously going to become my new favorite blog! As a fellow Texan and Blue Bell lover, I will proudly stand up beside you and literally fight anyone who tries to claim that Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla is not #1.

    Eeekk so happy I found you and keep up the GREAT work!



    July 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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