Fun in the Summer Sun!

Welcome to the next Fun in the Summer Sun event!

Thanks so much for all the great link-ups so far!

Each Monday until September 7th, Mama to 4 Blessings along with Adventures of Mommydom, Sweet Diva, Harvest Moon By Hand, and Sweet Phenomena will be hosting Fun in the Summer Sun link-up events.

Here’s the line up:

  • The 1st Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer activities”
  • The 2nd Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer crafts”
  • The 3rd Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer recipes”
  • The 4th Monday of each month: link up your “How to stay cool in the summer heat”

One way we like to stay cool in the summer heat is to make ice cream in a bag!

There are several ways to do this, many of which don’t involve a bag, but I found a site with directions on making ice cream in a bag.  I figured it looked easier and cleaner than making “real” ice cream.

We followed the directions and what do you know-we had ice cream!  It wasn’t Ben & Jerry’s, but it was still good and cold, quite refreshing.  I’m thinking that’s due in part to the use of half and half and not straight up cream.

Next time I think we’ll add vanilla bean paste instead of extract and I’ll look into the logistics of using cream instead.

Words of caution:

a)  make this outside – our bags started to break a bit from all the shaking and salt; I had salt water everywhere

b)  this is a workout…

What ways do you stay cool in the summer heat?