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Ice Cream in a Bag

Since today is National Ice Cream Day, I’m sharing an easy and fun project – ice cream in a bag.   With a few simple ingredients, you can have homemade ice cream in a matter of minutes.

   Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Salt (I used Kosher salt but regular table salt will work fine)
  • Gallon size zipper bags
  • Sandwich size zipper bags
  • Ice
  • Toppings – feel free to get creative and use whatever toppings you like

Step 1: Add 1/2 cup of milk to the sandwich zipper bag.

 Step 2: Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla & 1 tablespoon of sugar to the milk. Seal the bag.

 Step 3: Add ice to the gallon bag.

 Step 4: Add a generous amount of salt to the ice.

Step 5: Place the sandwich bag with the ice cream mixture into the bag of ice.  Seal and shake for about 5 minutes.   After a few minutes, stop shaking and feel the milk.  You’ll be able feel it thickening.  If it’s not quite done, shake for a few more minutes.

After you’re done shaking, it should look like this:

Step 6:  Enjoy your ice cream!

We also made a few other flavors this time.  We added Nestle Quick powder to the milk mixture to make chocolate and strawberry.

Once it’s done freezing, you can add your toppings and enjoy!