If you're looking for a tasty treat, ice cream does the trick. But if you don't have an ice cream maker or have no desire to do all of the shaking required for our last method, this way is decidedly lazier but just as tasty.
The folks at Chow explain that you'll need a couple of bags for this trick, but depending on how much ice cream you want to make, you can reuse them. You'll use two freezer bags to make a nice salty brine and then freeze them until they're solid. Then make another freezer bag with sugar, milk, cream and any other flavourings you'd like (we suggest a little vanilla extract!) and mix them up. Put the mixture between the two brine bags, and wait for it to thicken up. You can remove the newly formed soft-serve when it's still a little gooey, if you like it that way, or you can wait for it to firm up and serve it then. Either way, the process is quick, easy and doable on a hot afternoon when you want something tasty to help cool off without spending money or running to the shops.
Have you tried this method? Have something tasty you'd add to the mixture, or do you have an alternative method? We've shown you a few, including one this weekend, but we like this method, because even though it uses an extra bag, you get more ice cream and less clean up (Plus, you can re-use the ice bags!) Give it a whirl and let us know what you thought in the comments.