Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Manic Martha: Ziploc Ice Cream

Manic Mother

Welcome to another exciting installment of Manic Martha hosted by Manic Mother! As you know, Martha has a reputation for being hard to work for and sometimes a little rude to people. What you may not understand is that being Martha Stewart is an incredible amount of work and being good at so many things is exhausting. I see a lot of the same qualities in another surly TV star and I can relate to both of these women. We are all talented, creative, perfectionists and downright beautiful.

Kate Gosselin was on Rachael Ray recently and she did a fun craft that I thought my kids would love. Because who doesn't LOVE ice cream? CLICK HERE to see Kate making ice cream.

Homemade Ice Cream

You'll need:

• 1 large Ziploc bag
• 1 small Ziploc bag
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1/2 cup cream
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
• 6 tablespoons rock salt (regular salt is OK if you can't find rock salt)
• Ice

Fill the large Ziploc bag halfway with ice and rock salt. In the small Ziploc bag, mix cream, sugar and vanilla. Place the small sealed bag into the larger bag and shake for 15 minutes. When finished, add toppings like cookie crumbs or M&Ms and enjoy!

Here we have our two bags ready to make ice cream....we are soooo excited!

The plan was to roll our bags around and pass them back and forth to each other, while singing songs for 15 minutes. Mallory was all ready to do it! Alex was *busy* outside and couldn't be bothered with us.
Here's Calvin singing patty cake while tossing his cream. We sang all kinds of songs and then Daddy ran out of ideas and started singing Army marching cadences. Mallory thought he was funny.
Alex heard all the singing and came in to see what we were up to. He took a 30 second turn at the bag and decided he wasn't cut out for making ice cream and went back to his *busy* work.

I would like to bring your attention to the GIANT oven mitt. These bags are so freakin cold when you are handling them that they will freeze your hands off. I couldn't take it! So...I'm not recommending this craft for any children (except the hard as nails Gosselin children) because it will give them frostbite.
Calvin tried the ice cream first and he said it was good....I'm gonna be honest here....I didn't like it. I could taste the salt that must have been coming through the bag and it had a overpowering vanilla taste.
Mallory LOVED it.

And wouldn't you know it...Alex came in after the ice cream was in the garbage and wanted to have some. So my hubby did what Jon Gosselin would do and he fed Alex ice cream out of the trash. *heavy sigh/eye roll*

Remember the fabric samples from the other day? My master bedroom is in desperate need of some decorating so I'm going to be making a duvet cover for our king sized bed! The patterned fabric will be made into throw pillows. Stay turned for the finished product!

before picture


I am not pregnant.

The reason that ED has left The Bachelorette is because he is in love with me and we are running off together.

Just kidding.

I want you to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Click on the purple button to find out how!

**I will be blogging about The Bachelorette later this afternoon**


  1. LOL, I loved your comment about Ed :) And I went over to your other website and left a comment to be entered into your drawing, so cool! :)

    Have a fabulous day!

  2. There's no big announcement? All I get for coming over here is salty ice cream? I want my money back.

  3. Hmm...don't you hate ideas that sound great in theory? Only they turn out to be more of a pain then their worth? Glad YOU tried the ice cream thing before I did. We will not be trying it in my house!! :))

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog yesterday. The flip flop exchange is on if you are interested!


  4. Great idea! Too bad you could taste the salt!

  5. That is a cool idea! I was wondering why Ed left...you are too funny.

  6. Uhm, no thanks on the salty ice cream, but the pictures made up for it! :)

    PS: You might want to swing by my blog when you get a chance...you have some blog love waiting for you! :)

  7. I can't believe you tried to make your own ice cream. Of course Calvin liked it, he likes everything.

    You're a glutten for punishment.

  8. Ziploc ice cream?! Leave it to Martha!!! Cute pics, though!!! :-)


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