Hard Core Canadian

It’s bloody cold here.  Again.

We’re expecting another snow storm here this weekend and it’s minus a-billion-and-seventy right now.

OK, it’s really only -22 °C (-8 °F), but still. It is COLD.

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So, like any good Canadian, we go into hibernation.

That means cranking the furnace, adding a couple layers of clothes, and fattening up for the winter.

Which means making home made ice cream!

No, really!

This is a great winter craft. I swear.

Alright, maybe it’s not the *best* winter craft, but this is what separates the pansies from the hard core Canadians.

So, here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients Supplies
1 cup Milk 1 medium Ziploc freezer bag
1 tbsp Sugar 1 large Ziploc freezer bag
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional) measuring cup
6 tbsp Rock salt (or I just use Kosher Salt) measuring spoons
2 cups Ice cubes Mittens for the kids
  1. Into the medium Ziploc bag add the milk, sugar, and vanilla extract (if you’re using it). You can also add other flavorings like some Nestle Quick syrup or 1/2tbsp of cocoa powder. Or just use chocolate milk.
  2. Squeeze all of the air out of the Ziploc and seal it shut.
  3. Take the large Ziploc and add half the ice and half the salt.
  4. Put the sealed bag with the milk and other ingredients (now’s a good time to double check that it’s totally sealed) in the large Ziploc.
  5. Add the other half of the ice and salt.
  6. Seal the large bag shut.
  7. Double check to make sure it’s really sealed.
  8. Triple check so you’re not cleaning salt and ice off your floor.
  9. Put mittens on your kid.
  10. Hand them the bag of ice.
  11. Force them to shake it / roll it / smush it around for about 10 minutes so you they can have delicious ice cream.

Once the inner bag is becomes a frozen, solid-ish, ice creamy concoction, take it out of the bag of ice and salt. Wipe the bag down, or just rinse it quickly under the tap, so your ice cream doesn’t end up full of salt.

Cut the corner of the ice cream bag and squeeze it into cups for you your kids to enjoy.

Congratulate yourself on proving, once and for all, that you’re a total badass.

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8 Responses to Hard Core Canadian

  • DrLori71 says:

    I’m a huge pansie and I would not survive living in Canada. I bow down to your badassness :-)

  • Michelle says:

    Sorry dear, you’re more hard core then me. I’m still hiding in my warm basement, wrapped in a blanket and still in my pajamas. And working.

  • Kellee says:

    LOL – awesome. I’ve also read about people using various sized cans (like coffee cans) – and rolling them around on the floor. Might be safer than the ziploc? (I have no idea! LOL)

  • punkinmama says:

    I seriously don’t know how you do it.

    If I ever find myself typing “OK, it’s really ONLY -8 °F”, I ask that you take me out back and shoot me.

    Thanks for the recipe, though. I’ll be saving that for SUMMER!

  • PsychMamma says:

    We might have to give this a try. I’m not a huge ice cream fan (*ducks*), but J likes it, and maybe this would entice her to eat even more.

    P.S. It’s a balmy 18F here today!!

  • Vixen says:

    Hardcore badass or batshit crazy, huh???

    Also it is 80.5F here(that is 26.944444444444446C for you)

    I’m gonna go make some ice cream now :)

  • Melissa Palmer says:

    Yes – badassyer than me. I would warm up the car for half an hour and head to the nearest DQ drive through.

    Having said that, I cannot eat ice cream in the winter as it makes me too cold!

    I am a wus(?)!

  • i made homemade ice cream with my father-in-law a couple christmases ago and it was seriously THE BEST frozen treat i ever tasted.

    that being said, i’ll stay my pansy ass here where it is in the 20s and sip on some coffee.

    go on with your badass self!

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