Cookie Monster Ice Cream {without a machine}

I’m so excited to share that I made my FIRST homemade ice cream last week with my kids! It was a BIG hit, I’ve already got plans to make another flavor. I wanted to do something fun and different, so we died the ice cream BLUE, threw in a bunch of cookies, and called it Cookie Monster Ice Cream. I even learned a way to make it that I don’t need to have a machine, check it out!

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