How to Make Homemade Ice Cream While Camping With No Electricity

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream While Camping With No ElectricityHomemade ice cream tastes much better than store-bought, no matter if it is made in your home or while camping. You may not be able to make ice cream while hiking or back-country camping, but it is possible to make ice cream at a campground, and it will certainly impress your friends. This recipe will produce ice cream in about 10 to 15 minutes.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Prep the Ingredients

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag 2 quart-size Ziploc bags 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract or chocolate syrup bag of ice rock salt hand towel
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag
  • 2 quart-size Ziploc bags
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract or chocolate syrup
  • bag of ice
  • rock salt
  • hand towel
 
Step 1
Place the milk, sugar and vanilla extract or chocolate syrup into one of the quart-size Ziploc bags.
Step 2
Place another quart bag over the bag with the ice cream ingredients in it. This will keep the ice and salt from getting inside and ruining your ice cream.
Step 3
Fill the gallon bag half full with ice.
Step 4
Add some rock salt to the gallon bag, about 1/3 of a cup.
Step 5
Add more ice and shake the ice mixture. It is important to make sure there is room in the gallon bag to place the quart bag with the ice cream ingredients inside.
Step 6
Place the quart bag with the ingredients into the gallon-size bag. Make sure that the rock salt and ice mixture surrounds the quart bag. If it is not completely covered add more ice but leave some room so you can massage the ingredients and turn it into ice cream.

Make the Ice Cream

Step 1
Using your hands, massage the quart bag and mix the ingredients together. The bag may become very cold, so use a towel to protect your hands.
Step 2
Open the bag and check the consistency of the ice cream every five minutes until it reaches the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.
Step 3
Enjoy your homemade ice cream.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Be gentle while agitating the bag so the two do not mix. Salty ice cream does not taste good.

Article Written By David H. Ver Eecke

David H. VerEecke began writing professionally in 2008 and focuses on health and fitness topics. He has been published in Respondez!, the University of Tampa's nonfiction journal, and sits on the editorial board for the book currently. He has a B.S. in finance from the University of Tampa.

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