Monday, July 13, 2009

Got Milk? It does a body good!

More than 1,000 moms reported that fruit drinks and slushies were their children's top summertime drinks. With 84% of Moms looking for healthy beverage alternatives, it's even more important to creatively incorporate milk into meals and snack times. An eight-ounce serving of milk costs less than 25 cents on a gallon basis. Plus, milk provides more nutrients per penny than almost any other beverage option in the supermarket. Natural, healthy, refreshing- what could be better than this?

Our favorite milk based beverage is always chocolate milk, but I love relaxing with a refreshing fruit smoothie on a warm summer evening. The kids enjoy making 5 minute ice cream in a bag the most!

This summer, head over to for healthy tips, recipes and snack ideas to get your kids excited about drinking their milk during summer and through out the whole year!

For now, I hope you enjoy this quick and easy 5 Minute Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe! The recipe below creates one single serving of creamy deliciousness!

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the coarse salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. (I wipe it off, then fold the top over to avoid salt transfer.) Enjoy!
What are your favorite milk based snacks and refreshments?


Sweet CuddleCakes July 09, 2009  

This sounds absolutely delicious..

maxfate December 08, 2009  

Very neat idea! Never would have thought it could be so easy,and no equipment needed. The little ones are gonna love this!Thanks!
A favorite of mine is cooked pudding eaten warm.The kids love when I make cream puffs,they are real easy too.

Julie June 08, 2010  

Awesome. Saves money on buying a machine and it's more hands on for the kids to help with. Thanks for sharing this.


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