I saw the idea for ice cream in a jar on asubtlerevelry and I had to try it out because A) I love Jars and.....really if a jar is involved, do you really need a B)? How perfect are these for summer treats, July 4th favors, or birthday fun? They are so simple to throw together as well...and.....you end with homemade ice cream at the end? Yes, I think I will....
Ice Cream Instructions1. Place 1 c. of rock salt in the bottom of the jar.
2. In a quart size bag, measure 1 T of sugar, and 1 t. of vanilla powder (I found this in the spice section of a gourmet grocery store, you can also buy it online. You can use 1 t. of liquid vanilla, but you would probably want to put this in a separate container so it doesn't mix with the sugar if this is going to be sitting around for any length of time).
3. Place 8 half and half packets in the jar.
4. When you are ready to make the ice cream, combine the powder and half an half packets in the baggie. Fill the remainder of the jar with ice and salt, and begin shaking for 8 minutes, or until ice cream has formed in the jar.