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Kids Corner

Hey Kids and parents too! Try these fun easy treats that are easy to make and pretty tasty too:

Walking Tacos


  • 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 pkg. Taco Seasoning
  • Individual Bags of Doritos
  • Shredded Cheese (lowfat)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream (lowfat or fat free) (Optional)
  • Salsa or Taco Sauce (Optional)

Brown Ground beef in a pan and add seasoning, set aside. (You can freeze beef and take out as needed per portion size) Take an individual bag of Doritos and smash them up without opening the bag. Then open bag and put in what you like on a taco from the ingredients above. Hold the bag closed and mix up. Eat right from the bag. Enjoy!!!


Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

This recipe is enough for one person, so that each person can make their own. Yes, it sounds dangerous and the potential for messes seems highly likely, but you’ll be surprised at the good, “clean” fun you’ll enjoy with Adults, Children and Students when you make ice cream. Make sure you keep a towel or gloves around for all especially the little ones, so their hands won’t freeze too!!!


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2 quart size Zip-loc bags
  • 1 gallon size Zip-loc freezer bag
  • a hand towel or gloves to keep fingers from freezing as well!

Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart size bags. Seal tightly, allowing as little air to remain in the bag as possible. Too much air left inside may force the bag open during shaking. Place this bag inside the other quart size bag, again leaving as little air inside as possible and sealing well. By double-bagging, the risk of salt and ice leaking into the ice cream is minimized. Put the two bags inside the gallon size bag and fill the bag with ice, then sprinkle salt on top. Again let all the air escape and seal the bag. Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the cream mixture. Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream.


Freezer bags work best because they are thicker and less likely to develop small holes, allowing the bags to leak. You can get away with using regular Zip-loc bags for the smaller quart sizes, because you are double-bagging. Especially if you plan to do this indoors, we strongly recommend using gallon size freezer bags.

Donna Gullatte-Madison County Urban Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Family Life Center