We recently had an ice cream break at Chick-fil-a. We tried their new frosted lemonade ice cream. At Chick-fil-a they combine their homemade lemonade with vanilla soft serve. It was delicious, and seemed so simple to make we decided to try our own version. It's easy to make, you probably already have all the ingredients and you don't need an ice cream maker. Best of all, we felt it turned out super close to the original, so it was really yummy! If you've ever made ice cream in a bag, this is a no-brainer. If haven't, you're missing out! Give homemade soft serve a try, see our recipe and method below!
In the summer we will often whip up a batch of homemade ice cream in a bag and top with sprinkles, because that's just happy. : )
Here's the basic recipe for vanilla ice cream:
1 1/2 Cups milk, or half and half
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp sugar
For the Frosted Lemonade version:
1 1/2 Cups milk
2-3 Tbsp country time lemonade mix
1 Tbsp sugar
Pour milk mixture into a sandwich size zip top bag, press out all the air and seal.
Fill a gallon size bag 2/3 of the way with ice cubes. Nestle the milk bag in to the ice, and sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of salt over the ice. Press the air out of the gallon bag and seal. Squish the ice around in the bag for about 5 minutes. (Or if you've ever made Friendship Bread...mush the bag).
You might want to wrap the gallon bag in a towel, slip on some gloves, or take turns with your kids, it gets pretty cold. : ) You'll know it's ready when it starts to kind of hold it's shape when you squeeze it, instead of sloshing like a liquid.
Once it's frozen, just cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze into bowls or glasses.
Try the Chick-fil-a version and compare. What do you think?