Sunday, July 19, 2009

ice cream in a bag

Milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a bag! This homemade, creamy treat is a summertime delight for my boys and yours will love it too!!
•1 tablespoon sugar
•1/2 cup milk or half & half
•1/4 teaspoon vanilla
•6 tablespoons rock salt
•1 pint-size Ziploc bag
•1 gallon-size Ziploc bag
•Ice cubes

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

Just a note... 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.


  1. Cool!
    Gregory is making it right now! I'll let you know how it turns out.

  2. We used regular salt instead and it worked out great. I am going to try using strawberry milk next time. This is a fun recipe thanks for sharing!