Today in my corner of Maine, the temperature hit sixty degrees Farenheit. My snowbank adjacent to my apartment is now just a pile. That's right, summer is officially on the way. I even saw some crazy girl walking down the street in a sleeveless sundress. (No, it wasn't me!)

Tct-bagicecream2 I have this bucket-o-rock salt I've been keeping all winter (helps with the slippery stairs!) that it is time to get rid of and Sarah had some buttermilk which she had no use for. Wait a minute, cream, salt, and wanting summer to just get here already… Ice cream!

I stopped at the store for ice and gallon size zip lock bags and $3.19 later, I was off to craft central.

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

Cocktail of the Night: Seltzer water…I was just so dehydrated all day!

Tct-bagicecream5 0. In an effort to recycle, chip away at your winter stash of rock salt that has solidified into a clump from moisture. Stab at it with a butter knife on your porch and your neighbors will look at you like you're insane. Little do they know you are actually resourceful. Make a run to the grocery store to get ice. Remember the good old days when you had a freezer.

1. Upon arriving at Craft Central, pour seltzer and find America's Next Top Model or other mindless television to watch. Put on new apron you recieved as an early birthday gift, just because.

2. Pour milk/cream, sugar, and vanilla in a ziplocking sandwich bag. Double bag for best results, especially in store brand/no name brand situations.

3. Put ice and salt in a big back (fill about half way).

4. Put the little bag in the big bag.

5. Shake for about five minutes. Laugh at every gratuitous Tyra reference.

6. Eat and be happy with friends.

(If you want more directions, this site was my inspiration.)

Seriously folks it's just that easy. To be honest, the buttermilk did give it a slightly odd taste (when eaten with lemon sunshine cupcakes made by Sarah for Easter though, it was totally doable). A second batch made with skim milk proved much more successful, though when mixed with hot fudge made more of an ice cream soup. Cream (not butter cream) would probably yeild best results, though we did enjoy eating our mistakes.

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