Monday, June 14, 2010

Ice Cream in a Bag

While browsing the internet today, I came across a darling website called Kaboose. For all you moms out there who knew about it, this wont be new to you. But for the rest of us, what a great site!! So many great craft/activity ideas along with fun printable stuff.

This is where I learned about Ice Cream in a Bag.

We tried it. YUM!!

Three ingredients, 2 ziploc bags, ice and rock salt. Voila! Ice Cream in a bag! Here are the instructions:

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc) 
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!


A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.

I hope you will give this a try! We made some to eat with our brownies for Family Home Evening tonight. While it sat "freezing" we had a paper airplane competition and played bocce ball in the backyard. Summer FHE's are the best!