Sunday, August 23, 2009

Refreshing Summer Recipes

This summer we have been trying out a few new recipes.

Home made Ice Cream in a Bag
It was delicious, but I think one of the girl's bag leaked into the ice cream because it tasted a little salty. So mybe I will double bag the inside one next time. Do this outside, because it will leak water everywhere


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

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
Cucumber Melon Limeade

1 English Cucumber, peeled and chopped

1/2 cantaloupe (or equivalent of another kind of melon)

1 store bought limeade (if frozen, add most of the recommended water, but not all)

sprite or club soda (optional)

How to make it:

Blend it all together and serve over ice! Add the club soda or Sprite if you want it a little fizzy. The kids just drank it without the fizz. They loved it!

Summer Sipper


Lemon Sorbet

Any Flavored Sparkling Soda or Sparkling Juice

How to make it:

Fill glasses halfway with the sparkling juice and add a scoop of lemon sorbet on top with an optional lemon slice for garnish. Since I don't let my girls have soda, we substituted with juice.


Sarah said...

Hey Kelle! Thanks for the recipes. I definitely have to try them. The kids are growing so fast, aren't they?! Was Isaac born on the 9th of this month? I was thinking he was exactly 2 months younger than the girls. You all have a wonderful day! Look forward to more blog posts!


Kelle said...

Yes, he was 1 on the 9th. How funny that they are 2 months apart to the day! I just weaned him officially this week too. They are growing up fast! Your girls are adorable! It must be nice for you to be able to look at them and see your husband in them. None of my three look like my husband other than a stray characteristic here or there. :)