Friday, July 22, 2011

Homemade Icecream in a Bag

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Yes, you heard me correctly lol...I made Ice Cream in less than 5 minutes with minimal supplies and you can too!

Here's what I did:

I gathered my supplies:
  • Half & Half (1 Cup)
  • Vanilla Extract (1/2 Teaspoon)
  • Sugar (2 Tablespoons)
  • Kosher Salt (1/2 Cup)
  • Gallon Sized Freezer Bag
  • Sandwich Size Baggie
  • Sprinkles or other toppings

Fill the Gallon sized bag half up with ice, and 1/2 cup of Kosher Salt

Fill up Sandwich sized baggie with 1 cup of Half & Half, 2 Tablespoons of Sugar, & 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Seal the Sandwich baggie (make sure to seal it tight, you don't want leakage)

Put the baggie into the Gallon sized baggie and seal that bag too.

NOW..SHAKE IT BABY! You will need to shake the bag for about 5 minutes or until the Ice Cream is solid
Mine took about 3 minutes but I've heard it can take up to 10 minutes.

Work those arms!  Let the kids shake it, they will be so proud to make their own Ice Cream!

I put on some gloves while I did this cause after a minute into it my hands were frozen..just a suggestion.

This is what it looked like when I took it out of the big baggie.

You can eat it right out of the bag, or cut the tip of the corner and squeeze it into a bowl :)

And Ta-Da! You have Ice Cream!

I have to be honest is AWESOME!

Seriously VERY YUMMY!!!

So go let your kids make some Ice Cream or just make some for yourself cause it's fun and delish!

Have a great day!


  1. I love this one! I might even try it.

  2. You totally should try it! It was fun, and yummy :) It would be a fun for a sleepover or birthday party...Let each kid make their own and put out some toppings for them to choose from.

  3. I did this with my class the other day. I only wish we did the shaking outside. Kids loved it.

  4. We're doing this as an activity for my son's 3rd birthday party! We're putting out a "topping bar" (crushed oreos, sprinkles, fudge, etc) and then letting the kids (and parents) have at it! Perfect for a summer party! :-D

  5. Perfect idea's ladies, I love it!!! I think I'm going to make some for myself and hubby after the kids go to bed tonight :)

  6. Wow! That looks amazing! only two tablespoons of sugar, thats great!!!!

  7. We tried this today. The kids loved it!

  8. Sweet! Putting it in a canister is a GREAT idea! You have cute little kiddo's there Danielle, have a great weekend!

  9. Visiting from Bacon Time and saw this post on icecream, going to try it, it looks great!

  10. How much does it make? About a cup? Just trying to figure out how many baggies I need to have going if I want to feed ice cream to 4 kiddos. Thanks!


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