Super Easy Ice Cream and Cookies

I love to cook with my kids. However I do get scared that they will burn themselves on the stove.

To prevent this I try to stick to recipes that are not too complicated and that do not require a lot of fussing with hand appliances. Try the following if you want to please your youngsters.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie

Butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut better
4 to 5 cups corn flakes
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
Coconut flakes
Melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter together in a large microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Then stir in 4 to 5 cups of corn flakes and 1 cup of dry roasted peanuts and a handful of shredded coconut. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on wax paper. Store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.

Homemade Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

Did you also know you can make ice cream in quart size bags without an ice cream maker?

Here are the basic ingredients you will need –

/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups crushed ice
4 tablespoons salt
2 quart size Zip-loc bags
1 gallon size Zip-loc freezer bag
a hand towel or gloves to keep fingers from freezing as well!

Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart size bags. Seal tightly, allowing as little air to remain in the bag as possible. Too much air left inside may force the bag open during shaking. Place this bag inside the other quart size bag, again leaving as little air inside as possible and sealing well. By double-bagging, the risk of salt and ice leaking into the ice cream is minimized. Put the two bags inside the gallon size bag and fill the bag with ice, then sprinkle salt on top. Again let all the air escape and seal the bag.

Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the cream mixture. Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream.
Freezer bags work best because they are thicker and less likely to develop small holes, allowing the bags to leak. You can get away with using regular Zip-loc bags for the smaller quart sizes, because you are double-bagging. Especially if you plan to do this indoors, I strongly recommend using gallon size freezer bags.