Friday, July 29, 2011

Simple Smoothie

Simple Smoothie

Good Friday morning, Dan Wells writing I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits!

With summer here, I haven't felt like eating much HOT food but I always love a good smoothie. Here's how I usually make mine. It couldn't be any easier!!

I thought I'd share with you my simple smoothie recipe. It is quick and easy to assemble, tastes great, fills me up, contains multiple fruit servings and protein!!!!

Here's the trick for me! I always keep a few bags of frozen fruit in my freezer. I also always keep a tub of Dannon (all natural) plain yogurt on hand. Those are the only two ingredients for this smoothie!

No juice, no milk, no fillers. . . Au natural.

For today's smoothie I used frozen raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. That gave me 3 servings of fruit! I always slightly defrost the fruit in the microwave before adding to the smoothie. This helps the blender to more easily combine the ingredients.

Order of assembly does count for smoothie success!

I also added one cup of the yogurt. You can add a sweetener of your choice if needed! Then you sit back and sip your smoothie. (around 220 calories and 13g. protein)

I drank this one for a mid-afternoon snack but I have also had one of these when I needed a "turn it around" meal.

I defrost the fruit in the same cup I drink the smoothie out of. (fewer dishes = easier clean up)

Let me know! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hometown Forecasting

Good morning, and happy Thursday! Katy Morgan here… and I’m gearing up for the weekend! My plan this weekend is to continue my tri state adventure, visiting a bunch of cities and towns. My mission… to capture a beautiful picture showcasing your hometown to feature on Fox19. You may have noticed the Storm Tracker out and about before, taking pictures of downtown squares or courthouses. I then come back to work and edit the pictures into our weather computer, and put together a hometown forecast. It was one of our visions when starting the Fox19 First Weather at 4am show, to put together more local forecasts besides Cincinnati. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more cities around the tri state being featured as the “pick city” of the day. If you see me in the Storm Tracker this weekend capturing pictures, be sure to stop and say hi!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Habitat for Humanity

Worked my butt off this past Saturday.

Hi everyone. Rob here.

I volunteered to help rehab a house in Walnut Hills on Lincoln Avenue.

Fox19 has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Nicole who works at Christ Hospital. Various employees will be helping out two days a week until fall.

This is the first time that this Habitat group has rehabbed a house. Usually they are all new builds. The volunteers showed up bright and early at 8. The crew leader said we would work until 11:30, then break for lunch and break for good. We only work a half day because of the hot weather. We got a choice. You can work clearing out the basement. (no thanks) Or ripping out the floor on the first or second floor. I picked the second floor thinking it was my best available option. BIG MISTAKE!! Ripping up the floor was a night. Someone got crazy with the nail gun when this floor was put in. It was back breaking hard work pulling up the floor. I have never sweat that much, and I have run the Chicago Marathon which had to be stopped because of the extreme heat. However knowing that I'm helping to build home for a Nicole and her two kids made it all worthwhile.

Monday, July 25, 2011

FOX19 First Weather At 4AM!

It was a early good morning for us here at FOX19 as we premiered the FOX19 First Weather At 4am. Marzullo here and if your a early riser we have you covered! Meteorologist Katy Morgan and I are committed to make sure your prepared for what is in store for your day ahead here locally. We spend 30 minutes letting you know what is happening right now, later today, and what the weather will be like across the nation if you have travel plans. The nice thing about having a entire show dedicated to weather is that we can actually take you into more neighborhoods and communities to show you daytime highs and current conditions where you live. We also have time to actually explain what is happening instead of just telling you, through Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer and his Inside The Forecast segment, to answering your questions on FACEBOOK. So if you want a refreshing way to start your day that is LOCAL and FIRST then join us each morning at 4am.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Need help with sunscreen facts?

Good Friday Morning. Dan Wells writing I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits!

Need help with sunscreen facts?

If you are like me, trying to determine what type of sun protection is best for your family is like trying to figure out bio-engineering! Do I need sunblock or sunscreen? Is there even a difference between the two?

Should I spend the extra money on the "Kids" formula?

What about the SPF?? Is SPF 15 enough protection? Is SPF 80 overkill??

Before we get into all the sunscreen facts, let's start by understanding what SPF even means!
SPF or Sun Protection Factor tells you how much additional protection you are getting from the sun.

For example, if you redden normally after 15 minutes in the sun, then an SPF 15 gives you 15 times more protection than your natural skin or 3 hours and 45 minutes in this case. (But, you should re-apply more often than that!)

Also, SPF tells you approximately what percentage of UVB rays are being blocked. SPF 15 blocks about 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks about 97% and SPF 50 blocks about 99%.

1. Most lotions you buy are a combination of sunblock and sunscreen. So, if you have sensitive skin, you should try to buy SUNBLOCK only. It is less irritating to the skin.

2. Always buy sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) between 15 and 60. Anything lower is not enough protection and anything higher doesn't add that much more.

3. Look for a brand with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Look for one of these ingredients: avobenzone, zinc oxide, titanium oxide or the newest member of the UVA protection family, mexoryl.

4. Your sunscreen should be water resistant (not just "waterproof") and should be re-applied after toweling off or being in the water for more than an hour.

5. The lotion should be hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free, and PABA free

6. Often times the kids version of sunscreen is more expensive. Feel free to buy the cheaper adult version if it meets the above criteria!

7. Certain types of clothing such as dark colors and tighter weaves do provide good coverage from the sun. There are also special fabrics you can buy that have sun protection as well.

8. The sun's rays are the strongest between 10am and 4pm which is generally the time most children are outside or at the pool. Protect your kids from sun damage by re-applying often.

9. Use more than you think you should! You should be applying a shot glass full (or about 1 oz)every two hours (or more often if you are swimming)

Bottom line on sunscreen facts: No matter what type of sunscreen or sunblock you choose to use, BE SURE YOUR FAMILY IS WEARING IT EVERYTIME THEY ARE OUTDOORS!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Brother, The Dare Devil

Good morning, and happy Thursday! Katy here… Have you ever wanted to go skydiving? Personally, I like my feet firmly planted on the ground, but my younger brother has a different idea. He loves to skydive and BASE jump! In fact, he’s currently BASE jumping off of some of the tallest mountains in Switzerland and France. For those that don’t know, BASE jumping stands for Buildings, Antennas, Spans (bridges) and Earth (cliffs). So, he’ll jump off of objects with a packed parachute and then deploy at a certain altitude. Scary for me, but fun for him.
His current trip in Europe involves a group of BASE jumping friends, and pictures seen in this blog shows him in his newest “wingsuit”. (I call him Rocky the Flying Squirrel). It’s designed to add surface area to the body to enable a significant increase in lift. I give him a lot of credit for doing what he does. I admit, it makes me nervous watching his videos, but knowing he loves his extreme sport hobby is pretty cool. And he gets some amazing pictures too… love this one of him jumping off the cliff into a sea of clouds!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bad British Food: Myth or Reality?

Anyone who watches me chow down during our cooking segments, know I like to eat. I take food very seriously. Hey everyone. Rob here.

However, unlike Frank Marzullo, I am not a food snob. I'm not above a good hot dog. Chick-fil-A is not the only fast food restaurant I frequent. Not a major risk taker, like Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods, but I do give all foods a try. I was nervous about the British food scene. Some say the Brits only eat fish and chips, shepard's pie, carrots, peas and brussels sprouts.

After arriving in England, I discovered there's good and bad. I had a great meal at Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Covent Gardens. The bolognese I had there rivaled Via Vita and Nicola's.

My mate's mum also had us over for a proper English supper. It was a roast with Yorkshire pudding on the side smothered with gravy. My best meal during the entire vacation.

Don't get me wrong, there were some bad meals. I had the worst hot dog in my life at an "American Sports Pub" near Trafalgar Square. Eating at an American sports pub in London, probably a bad decision on our part, but a friend of mine was dead set on getting chicken wings. Also the burgers taste weird there. I don't recommend ever ordering one. I did try mint pea at a pub at the foot of the Tower Bridge. Delicious.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The End for Harry Potter?

The End for Harry Potter?

Good Friday Morning, Dan Wells writing, I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits!

Today the final installment of the "Harry Potter" movie series hits theaters all over the Tri-State. I know you're probably thinking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is just a movie or part of a book series but for millions it's actually the end of an era.

I guess you can call me a Harry Potter fan and here's a little bit of why!

Harry Potter is not your typical hero. Unlike action movies where the hero would be inundated with gunfire and never get shot, Harry a "boy wizard" is actually a relatable character that you grow up with. He is flawed. He is human. He's weak at times, but he never gives up.

If Harry Potter rubs you the wrong way, don't worry, you have the likable Ron Weasley or the bookworm Hermione Granger to keep you company. The books and movies present you (young or old alike) with a plethora of characters with which you can relate - or at least a part of you does.

What I guess I really like about this series is reading (as in the act itself) the Harry Potter books instilled the joy of doing so in millions. Who would have thought buying an 800 pages book would be the only thing a teenager would think about day and night until they had their hands on the books?

Now if you're reading this blog and thinking I'm not "sold" on seeing or reading kid books, let me tell you the world of Harry Potter is not just some world where everything is happy. It's a place where things can go wrong and when they do, the conflicts are not easily solved. The story details the loss of people you love. You get betrayed. But you can always recover.

Sure, the series is fiction but it's also full of life lessons that remind even a youthful reporter to always have faith!

For some, today means the end of a series of 8 movies, for me it is the end of a journey that started with the first book about 10 years ago. So was it worth it? You bet it was worth it.

Bottom line: If you haven't checked out these books, do so, they are well worth the time and escape.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wedding Weekend Number 2 ( of 5 )

Good morning, and happy Thursday! Katy here… back from a nice long 4 day break this past weekend. In the past, I’ve attended just a handful of weddings. But people warned me, one day… all of your friends will get married around the same time! I guess it’s time. I’ve got 5 weddings this year, (including my own!) and I couldn’t be happier to attend them all! I just got back from the 2nd of 5 last weekend. My very good friend, and sorority sister from college, got married in her hometown of Nevada Missouri.
It was a bonus that Nevada isn’t too far from my family in Kansas City, so I got to see them too! Tom and I had a great time in Nevada, though. I got to see friends I haven’t seen in 3 years! The ceremony in her hometown church was beautiful and touching, and the reception was fun! I even went out back to snap a few photos in the corn field! All in all, it was a great little vacation. The countdown to wedding number 3 in August is on…

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer in the 'Nati - Take Three

Where else but the Tri-State can you pet a penguin and a shark, travel through space and visit Noah's Ark, and eat grilled cheese on a glazed donut?

Sheila here with part three of my little Summer in the 'Nati series here on the 'blog, and we start with my family's once in a lifetime experience at one of our all-time favorite places, the Newport Aquarium.

I've been taking my kids, Katie and Eric to the Aquarium for years, but when we went last week we got up close with some of the wildlife there for the first time. Ric Urban is the guy who takes care of many of the animals who live in this Tri-State treasure, and he showed us around behind the scenes. My husband Ric and I took Eric and Katie, and we had some extra kids along - Ella and Andrew, our daughter Kasey's kids. Ella knew we were going, and all she talked about was wanting to pet a penguin. She got her wish, and so did the rest of us. I am always so bowled over by how soft they are. Ric U. told us penguins have 170 feathers per square inch. That's pretty soft! He also let the kids shake hands with a baby alligator, see the huge refrigerator where they store the food for the animals, and meet a couple of the divers who get to swim with the sharks. Eric is a member of the Newport Aquarium, and it's one of his favorite place. He can't wait to touch a shark, and where else can you watch those toothy guys or a huge sea turtle or shark ray swim right over your head? Anyone can get up close and personal with a penguin. Check out the Aquarium website for more information. Http://

We also took the whole family to visit the Creation Museum in Petersburg last week. More than a million people have visited Answers in Genesis, and this was our first time. With 160 exhibits, it would take more than one visit to see everything. I was impressed with some of the historical documents there, like a sheepskin fragment of the Torah and a scroll on loan from a Christian Museum in Maryland. Kids can see stories from the Bible come to life in the Garden of Eden and a Noah's Ark construction site.

Our kids loved the animatronic dinosaurs. The facility is top notch, and while my favorite things were the planetarium show (that's the space travel part) and the beautiful gardens outside, the kids wanted to see the dinosaurs again and again. Many visitors go because of the Christian themes, and if that's your impetus for going, you won't be disappointed.

Ric and I grabbed lunch with all of the kids last week at Newport on the Levee's newest restaurant on the Riverwalk - Tom + Chee. Oh man, was it good!!!! The kids got, what else, grilled American cheese on whole wheat. Ric and I got a little more creative with his BLT and Chee and my Turkey and Pesto Grilled Cheese. Trew Quackenbush and the whole crew made us feel special, and they just laughed when three-year-old Andrew took a run through the restaurant. It's a great family place to eat. As much as I ADORE their best creation, the Glazed Donut Grilled Cheese, I was afraid of what it would do to three children five and younger, so we didn't order it that day.

After four days of visitors, Ric and I were ready for a little time to ourselves! We headed to the Palm Court at the Hilton Netherland downtown for an early evening cocktail with some old friends on Saturday. You can't beat the atmosphere -- from the live piano music to the fantastic service. I felt relaxed the minute we walked in. We saw two wedding parties, and I can't think of a better place than the Art Deco Netherland hotel for beautiful pictures! It was a great place to unwind and catch up with some people we hadn't seen for awhile.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cheers Mate!

Good Tuesday morning everyone.

Rob here back from my vacation to the UK.

I'm happy to be back, but the trip was awesome.

I went over the pond for the wedding reception of Amy Fish and her husband Nick.

She's from around here. He is English but they met in Hyde Park.

We were able to spend a few days in London where there is a significant historical building around every corner. In fact our hotel was just a block from St. Paul's Cathedral. It is the second largest dome in the world to St. Peter's at the Vatican.

We did all the touristy stuff. We checked out the London Tower and the Tower Bridge two sights worth the money. London isn't cheap but you can tour the London Tower for about 20 GBP (about 32 dollars). You can stay for as long as you want and learn about kings, queens and see where they lived and ruled. It also has the crown jewels on display, There you can see the Great Star of Africa. At nearly 55-0 carats, it was at one time the largest polished diamond in the world. After the London Tower you can take a quick walk to the Tower Bridge. Probably one of the most famous bridges in the world. For no money, you can walk across and snap a few pictures. Most people, me among them, confuse it with the London Bridge which is actually up river a bit and pretty unremarkable. We also checked out Big Ben, the Eye of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Globe Theater. We took a double decker bus tour and ride down the River Thames. Surprisingly, it is about the same size as the Ohio. The major difference: it is salt water and has a high and low tide. We did visit the English countryside. More on that in a future blog. We also took in some great meals and some bad ones. A lot more on that coming up.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday On The Little Miami

If anyone knows me, while I love the outdoors, when it comes to camping and the woods I have never been a huge fan. I was never one of those kids who would go and chase frogs and eat dirt, but I do have a appreciation for the beauty of nature and relaxing in the great outdoors. Marzullo here, and this weekend I explored the gorgeous Fort Ancient River Valley Gorge, just north of Mason. We rented canoes from the good people at Morgans Canoe Livery and we started paddling down the river. We opted for the old town canoe which I guess is more stylish, none the less it was the perfect way to spend a sunny and comfortable Saturday afternoon. You can choose several trips we decided to go with the 9 mile track that takes you close to downtown Morrow. Every three miles you could pull off from a bathroom break or enjoy the campground areas, we opted to pull off in little secluded areas shaded by trees, and we enjoyed our packed lunch. It was tad more difficult at the start, we were trying to get our pacing down and who would paddle on what end, so yes we ran into some rocks and my girlfriend got hit by a tree branch but I swear it was not my fault. I have included a video link that my friend posted of me basically taking my canoe right into a tree. Click here: ... So if you want to try something new I highly recommend a trip to Morgans.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Never Before, Definitely Again!

Never Before, Definitely Again!

Good Friday Morning! Dan Wells writing, I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits!

My kids have never been the bravest in the bunch. (read below)

-Thunderstorms typically result in sleepless nights.
-The cute cow at Chick-Fil-A, leaves my kids freaked out, they're on the other side of the restaurant when she playfully comes to say hello.
-Doctors and dentists... my wife and I actually break into a sweats when I think about how they are going to react when we get there.

So when we made the plans for our adventurous, thrill-seeking 'family-day-out' at Kings Island, I'm not going to lie and tell you I wasn't a little nervous. I was big nervous BIG TIME!

We packed our bags, through naps out the window, and off we went to Kings Island for a big day of fun, it was our first time taking them to any type of amusement park and having them ride on any type of ride. (it sounds like we've kept them under a rock, doesn't it?!).

Considering the fact that my older daughter didn't go down a slide by herself until after she was two years old. (due to pure fear) My wife and I pictured ourselves being the parents of the 'screamers' on all the kiddie rides.

But thankfully, I can say I was worrying for no reason. No whining, no fussing, no nothing. They absolutely loved every second! You name it, they rode it.

These faces sum up the whole day!

After we finished with all the rides, we headed over to the enormous water park, where they continued on with no fear to the water slides, raft rides, & pirate ships, needless to say it was so much fun! Not only was I so glad they enjoyed themselves, but I think I had more fun today than I did when I was a kid myself and I can't wait to take them again! Who would have ever thought?

Happy weekend, friends! Be safe!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail

Good morning, and happy Thursday! Katy here… One day last week, Tom and I went biking along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, and we had a great time! This has always been one of my favorite things to do on a sunny afternoon, and I’m so happy that Cincinnati has some great bike trails to offer. We’ve already biked the Loveland bike trail, which we really enjoyed. But last week, we ventured to Newtown and got on the bike trail to Milford. In fact, we almost made it to the I 275 loop before we had to turn around. Our goal is to ride the entire 80 miles of trail (broken up across different days, of course). I really enjoy that the trail is a “rails to trails” bike trail, in that it use to be an railroad. It’s fun to ride along the trail, finding old parts of the railroad that are still there today. I’ll be sure to write about the next leg of the trail when we ride it!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cooking, Brad Style!

Now that it’s starting to feel more like summer, the smell of charcoal is all around. Gather up your friends for a little backyard fun, food, laughs and a cold drink.

Brad here, filling in for Rob and making my morning news blog debut! For me, cooking is something I enjoy, and I experiment frequently in the kitchen. Here are a couple of my favorites, some easy, others a little more challenging if you feel like throwing down.

What would summer grilling be without burgers? I’m going to introduce you to the Juicy Lucy. It’s super simple and combines two of my favorites, cheese and burgers. Using whatever kind of meat you want, ground beef, chuck, sirloin, or even lean meats, make your patties. You can make them a little thinner if you like because you will be putting two of them together. Once the patties are made, take your favorite cheese and place it in the middle of one of patties. Last week, I put extra sharp cheddar in mine. Then place the other patty on top and crimp the two together. Now you’re ready to grill and when you bite into the burger that cheese will ooze out. Delicious!

Another great combination is tomatoes, crackers or bread, cheese and a little red wine. Now this can be served as an appetizer or even a meal. Slice up some fresh tomatoes, pick a couple basil leaves from your garden, sprinkle a little salt and pepper and you have a nice caprese salad/snack once you add the cheese.

Cheese and crackers is always easy and usually a pleaser. I like to slice up some French or Italian bread and throw in the oven for a few minutes to give it an extra crunch. Now, here is where you decide to go all the way with the cheese if you want. Sure, I love the block cheese, it’s easy and tasty. However, recently I decided to make cheese from scratch. I had never done anything like it, but I will certainly do it again. It took about an hour, but it was worth it. I won’t bore you with the long tedious process, so I’ll simply leave you the link.

This is certainly not the only recipe for homemade cheese; it’s just the one I used.
However, I wasn’t done. I made my mozzarella with a twist. After I was finished I flattened the ball and put about a cup of ricotta in the middle and then made a ball again leaving me with a mozzarella ball stuffed with ricotta…yes, cheese stuffed cheese!

On a hot day a cold drink might be better, but I served it with a Ruffino Chianti.
Most of the dishes I make are based on a recipe but I always alter it, adding my own flavor and touch. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s why I love cooking.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Travel Tips From The Library

We've still got two months of summer, and if you're planning a vacation, look no further than the library for some travel help!

Sheila here.
I love to read before I leave for a new place about things to do, attractions, and restaurants. You don't have to spend money on travel books when you can check out and return them at the end of your trip? The Cincinnati Public Library's extensive collection includes the latest
from Fodor's, Frommer's, Rough Guides, and more. Specific topics like traveling with kids and pets or how to accommodate special needs
while away from home are also available.

If you're heading to another country, the Library can help you over the language barrier with its database that helps you learn a new language.

I always load up on summer reading when I head to the beach, but I'm starting to think I need to get an eReader to lighten my load! If you've already made that investment, check out the Library for a huge collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks with
thousands of bestselling titles. They're available for downloading 24/7 with no late fees! Http://

The Library also has music for your MP3 player.

If you're doing the driving, you might want to check out Playaways. At about half the size of a deck of cards, Playaways come preloaded with an entire audiobook. You
don't need a separate player to listen to the book and you don't have to worry about keeping track of several CDs or cassettes. Everyone in the car can listen to their own, or with an audio cord, plug one into the radio so all of your passengers all can listen in.

One fun idea the Library offers: Theme read to go along with your travels. Going to Disney World? Read Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Traveling
to Key West? Read some Ernest Hemingway. The Library's staff can recommend authors, novels, and books based on the history or culture of your destination. You can even get these as audiobooks on CD to listen to in the car or on your portable CD player.

And it's not too late to sign up for Summer Reading and participate from anywhere! First off, join Team Read at The 8-week Summer Reading program is set up so that you can jump in at any point and start reading. Team Read continues at all 41 locations of the Public Library through July 31, which means there's still plenty of time left to win prizes like the 656 Cincinnati Reds tickets to be given away! Or score big
with one of 123 Nook Color eReaders awarded to the Team Readers who read the most.

Happy summer reading!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th Of July Cookouts & Thank You

Happy 4th of July Everybody! As you gather with family and friends this afternoon and evening for some burgers and fireworks, remember those who have served to give us the freedom to do so. We live in the greatest country on with the freedom to express our thoughts and pursue our dreams, so Happy Birthday America. It really is a weekend long birthday celebration in fact I started on Saturday with a trip to the Reds game. Growing up in Cleveland I was a bit torn this weekend as the Indians took on the Tribe. I wore my reds hat and said go REDS, however I could not get out of the game without a picture with the Tribe mascot Slider! Then on Sunday I fired up the grill and enjoyed my famous bourbon pork tenderloin. It's spicy, sweet, and tasty! You have to marinate it for up to four hours, I prefer doing it overnight. The marinade includes, brown sugar, bourbon, dijon mustard, soy sauce, ginger, olive oil, garlic, and some salt. Then you grill it to about 160 to 165 degrees internally, let it sit then slice it up! If you start early enough you will be able to gril it up and enjoy today!

Friday, July 1, 2011

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream!

Good Friday Morning - Dan Wells writing!

I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits! With the weekend upon us and summer in full swing nothing sounds better than a cool summer treat.

If you read my blogs you know I'm always about saving a dollar, so with that said enjoy the below tip!

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of the oldest, most beloved desserts and sweets, for children and adults alike. Centuries ago, kings and queens called for ice to be brought from hundreds of miles away to help make and keep ice cream. You might think that you need ice boxes or other machines to make ice cream, but that is not the case.

Try this cool and simple recipe to make your own ice cream. Your taste buds will thank you!

•1 tablespoon sugar
•1/2 cup milk
•1/4 teaspoon vanilla
•6 tablespoons rock salt (or regular salt if you can't find rock salt)
•1 gallon size Ziploc bag
•1 pint size Ziploc bag

1.Fill the gallon size bag (the larger bag) with ice about half way and add the salt and seal it.

2.Mix the sugar, milk and vanilla in the small pint sized bag and seal it.

3.Open up the large bag and put the small bag inside and seal the large bag again.

4.Shake the bag and you'll see your mixture in the small bag turn into ice cream! (It will take about 5 minutes of shaking)

Open up the small bag and enjoy!!

Have a great weekend