how to make ice cream in a bag

Activities & Days Out / 5 July, 2023 / Nanny Anita

How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

A few weeks ago we made some delicious slushies as a way to cool down in the heat. This time we made a yummy ice cream in a bag version. It is such an easy and cheap way to make homemade ice cream. As it doesn’t require much to make it it is perfect to do on while on holiday. We made ours on afternoon after a morning spent at the beach, and it was perfect!

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To make your own ice cream in a bag you will need:

ice cream in a bag

  • 300ml milk
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 zip lock bags (1 bigger than the other)
  • Ice
  • Salt
  • Tape

ice cream in a bag

In the smaller of the bags add the milk, sugar, and vanilla. Seal it with some tape to help keep it closed, you don’t want the salt water accidentally getting into the mixture.

ice cream in a bag

Add this bag to the bigger bag and fill that one with the ice and salt. We sealed this one with tape just to make sure that it didn’t split open while we were shaking.

ice cream in a bag

We took it in turn to shake the bag, so it didn’t take that long for it to turn into ice cream.  It took maybe 5 minutes for the liquid to turn into ice cream in the bag.  This might be longer if it is only little ones shaking it.  I highly recommend wrapping it up in a towel as it does get very cold while handling it.

Once it is ready you can add it to a bowl with some toppings to eat, or like us, you can eat the straight from the bag. It didn’t take long for all of us to completely demolish all of it.  Our ice cream in a bag did start to melt very quickly.  The last part of it was almost completely back to its liquid form.  However you decide to eat your ice cream in a bag make sure you eat it quickly.

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How to make ice cream in a bag! A cheap and fun way for children to make their own ice cream without having to wait ages for it to freeze.

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