Make a Memory, Make Ice Cream!

Ice Cream
1. July is National Ice Cream Month
Long aisle, lots of options!  Let’s take a walk through and learn more about different types of frozen treats.
2. Create a Memory, Make Ice Cream
A great way to keep the family at the dinner table is to make dessert together.  And making your own ice cream is a real treat.
3. Top it – upside down!
Make fruit the base of your ice cream sundae.
Ice Cream in a Bag
All you need
1 tablespoon sugar 
½ teaspoon vanilla 
½ cup whole milk or heavy cream* 
1 tablespoon salt 
Ice cubes
Other Items: 
Small re-sealable plastic bag 
Large re-sealable plastic bag 
Measuring spoons 
Measuring cup 
Plastic spoon
All you do
  1. Place sugar and vanilla in small plastic bag.  Pour in the milk.  Remove as much air as possible from the bag and seal.  
  2. Place salt in large plastic bag.  Drop the small bag into the large plastic bag. Add 18-20 ice cubes. Remove as much air as possible from the large bag and properly seal. 
  3. Knead the bag for approximately 10 minutes, making sure ice in the larger bag surrounds the smaller bag. When a soft ice cream is formed, remove small bag from large bag, open and eat right out of bag with a plastic spoon. For extra fun, add fresh seasonal fruit or other favorite ice cream toppings.
*Note: It is important to use whole milk, half and half or heavy cream. Other types of milk may take longer to freeze. Salt is also very important. Without it, the ice cream will not freeze. 
Recipe source:
Upside-Down Strawberries and Ice Cream: Cut the Calories, Keep the Flavor
All you need:
1 cup strawberries 
1/2 cup ice cream
All you do:
  1. Put strawberries in bowl and top with a small scoop of ice  cream.
Recipe Source:  Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Lancaster County
Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.