Activities Ice-Cream-in-a-Bag

Published on June 6th, 2017 | by SOMDParents

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Homemade Ice Cream In a Bag

Nothing screams childhood fun like making ice cream in a bag. This is such an easy and mess-free dessert that you (and the kids) will want to keep making it all summer long!

Ingredients for the Ice Cream Bag:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar

Place these ingredients into a tightly sealed sandwich sized bag, pressing the air out as you seal it. Then put this into another tightly sealed sandwich bag. Fill a gallon size resealable bag half-way full of ice cubes, and mix with 6 tablespoons of coarse kosher salt. Then put the sealed sandwich-size bag into the middle of the ice, and seal the larger bag. We also recommend doubling up the gallon size bags as well, especially if you have little helpers.

Making the Ice Cream

To make the ice cream, get moving! You need to shake the bag for about 5-10 minutes. Feel free to run and play tag and other chasing games, and toss the bag to each other. When holding the bag,  give it a few extra shakes. When the kids are helping, it’s usually about 10 minutes until the ice cream forms. When it’s an adult shaking it, it will take more like 5 minutes.

eating ice cream in a bag

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