Low Sugar Ice Cream – Scout Activity!

  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Combined them in a quart size sealable bag.  Then we used a 1 gallon bag filled with Ice and Rock salt (about 1/2 C).  We put the smaller bag into the bag with ice and shook it up.  It only took about 5-7 minutes for the “ice cream” to get creamy and frosty.  With only 4 grams of sugar, as opposed to 28 grams, each kid got their own bag of ice cream to eat.  What a fabulous summer activity this was.  Plus the fat went from 11 grams to 1.5 grams (we use 1% milk). Then cereal boy tried chocolate milk, and that worked well too!




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Awesome way to make ice cream! I wish you had told me that last week. Megan got potty-trained last week and I accidentally said she could have ice cream after she went potty- so she had some every time. And that was a lot of times. I should have made her shake it for 5-7 minutes first. More work. Less sugar. Less hyper.

We’ve now moved on to marshmallows as a treat. Do you have any low sugar options there?

Perfect day camp activity.

And I can just see Megan shaking up her own ice cream.

I have an unrelated question. What’s up with the salmonella tomato outbreak? I’m going grocery shopping today and need some tomatoes. Will the store even carry them? The news says stores are voluntarily chucking them. If they do, are they safe to eat? Should I only buy the tomatoes still on the vine (like at Costco)? Am I okay if I just wash them really well?

It was fun. Emily, I have not seen a low sugar marshmellow, considering the entire thing is one big block of sugar. And making marshmellow’s I hear is a nightmare, Maybe whitney knows better.
Whitney; grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and the one’s on the vines are still safe. I doubt any local stores still have contaminated produce on their shelves, but I would stick to these varieties for now. However, even though these are safe it is still very important to wash all produce thoroughly. Remove outer layers if possible such as with lettuce, and avoid fast food restaurants regardless of whether they put vegetables on their burgers. Another thing I read, is you can cut away the stem part and the button part of the tomato because these are the points where food borne organisms attach. Interesting. Otherwise, I wouldn’t worry too much if you stick with the costco on the vine tomatoes.

So cool! Too bad I totally spaced Cub Scout Day Camp…or maybe I would have had the pleasure of making ice cream too! Sorry guys! Taco man is so mad at me! Maybe we’ll try this at home to try and make him happy! ….thanks for the tomatoe info. I bought some from Costco the other day and have been worried about feeding them to my kids. I will no longer worry! Thanks Amy!

That is so cool that you can make your own ice cream without an icecream maker. Maybe some good shaking will get some contractions going too! 🙂

Nice subtitle on the picture “beautiful” my eye! Just looking at your ice cream makes me want more. Love your blog I just forget to comment but I’ll be better at remembering.

We missed you at Cub camp autumn.
Liz, I wish you would have that baby already
SPC; I wish I were you at the beach enjoying life, and Kristin, you are beautiful! At please comment more often.

Yum! I want to make some. Great posts, Amy! I’m now going to look at some of the blogs on your sidebar to get me motivated to lose this darn baby weight!

I know it says that this ice cream only has 4 grams of sugar, but do you know about how many carbs is in it. Im trying to find ice cream that can be eaten by a diabetic.