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Homemade Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Day/Month
Posted By Jeff Yeager On July 15, 2013 @ 2:42 pm In Food,Money & Savings,Your Life | Comments Disabled
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. 
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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 National Adopt a Cat Month: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/06/18/adopt-a-cat-save-money-and-a-life/
 National Tapioca Pudding Day.: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/07/09/money-saving-recipe-try-tapioca-pudding/
 family fun: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/08/cheap-ideas-for-family-fun/
 cost-effective: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2010/savings_challenge_tips_for_impulse_shopping.html
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 The Culinary Geek/flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/preppybyday/5076899310/sizes/m/in/photolist-8JCrhJ-7XR7ZF-cw4UiE-f9152r-8jDSdH-aAZkVP-ayAPRL-7Y21mN-9b9Csf-81Tgkc-7By1Cs-ap3bmG-au3EHo-dXpLCw-9FCsLJ-bCANkD-bpFSfs-bCAPpP-81W8bR-e6Ttui-8oGEGb-au11DZ-8vZdWE-9D347b-f8n7bn-8SZkDS-d625wq-8iA6GE-dnCehp-dnCiZ7-eF3zuz-7zwunE-aAwpCM-b9W4Dr-eA7jKD-82Y8Ku-8HHMbv-f3LTYw/
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