Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a Ziploc bag! This homemade, creamy treat is a summertime delight for kids of all ages. 

 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



4 Simple Steps

1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add 6 tablespoons of rock salt. Seal the bag.

2. Put 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon sugar into the small bag, and seal it.

3. Place the small pint-sized bag inside the large gallon-sized one, and seal it again carefully.

4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.


Ice Cream in a Bag: The Scoop

The last step is to pull the smaller bag out of the larger one, wipe off the top of the small bag, and 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.

Source: Kaboose.com