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Almost-Instant Ice Cream

No ice cream machine? No problem! All you need for this frosty treat is some ice, a few ingredients, and a whole lotta shaking.

Serves 2
Ready in 15 mins
Prep time 15 mins
252 calories per serving


> Ice
> 1/2 cup coarse salt
> 1 cup heavy whipping cream
> 2 tbsp sugar
> 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
> Pinch table salt

Toppings (optional):

> Nuts
> Chocolate syrup
> Chopped fruit


Fill a gallon-size resealable plastic bag halfway with ice. Add the coarse salt. Seal bag tightly and shake to combine.
To a quart-size resealable plastic bag, add the cream, sugar, vanilla, and table salt. Seal tightly, pressing any excess air out, and shake to combine ingredients. Add quart-size bag to 1 empty gallon-size bag and seal tightly. Place both bags in bag with ice and shake so ice surrounds quart-size bag.
Continue shaking vigorously for 10 min., until cream mixture has thickened and is frozen. Serve immediately or freeze for 30 min. for a firmer texture.


For customized flavors, fold in ¼ cup chopped fruit, toffee bits, chopped nuts, or crushed cookies after shaking.

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