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Homemade Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Day/Month

You may have noticed that I love to celebrate special days and months throughout the year, having used this space before to call your attention to everything from National Adopt a Cat Month to National Tapioca Pudding Day.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cone

I guess it’s only fitting that ice cream – one of greatest inventions of all time – has not only a specific day set aside in its honor (the third Sunday in July), but an entire month – July – designated as National Ice Cream Month.  That’s right:  In 1984, President Reagan felt so strongly about the importance of ice cream that he designated both a day as well as a month for its celebration.

There’s nothing better than a big batch of homemade ice cream, hand cranked using an old fashioned ice cream maker and rock salt.  Making it yourself can also be cheap family fun, even though it takes time and some pretty substantial elbow grease. Plus it requires a fairly pricey ice cream maker, an appliance you might not use often enough to make it cost-effective.

So here’s a quicker, easier, cheaper way to make your own ice cream, using – of all things – plastic bags:




And there you have it:  Homemade ice cream in a plastic bag.  What will they think of next, an omelet in a plastic bag?  Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Photo: The Culinary Geek/flickr


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