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May 13 2015
2 years ago
6:00 PM MDT

How to Make Ice Cream In a Bag

May 13, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT
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How to make ice cream in a Bag Hip2Save

Did you know you can make creamy homemade ice cream in a bag at home with just a few simple ingredients? This recipe makes a perfect project for the kiddos to help with – great for a summer break activity!

Homemade Ice cream in a Bag

(Recipe found via
Makes single servings


1/2 cup half & half or milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup rock salt
3 cups of crushed ice
1 gallon size freezer bag
1 sandwich size freezer bag

For chocolate ice cream: 2 teaspoons cocoa powder + 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker Hip2SaveDirections: In a larger gallon-size freezer bag, mix salt and ice. In the sandwich-size freezer bag, mix together half & half, vanilla, and sugar (and cocoa powder if making chocolate ice cream). Seal sandwich-size bag tightly and place inside the gallon bag. Seal gallon-size bag tightly, and shake for about 5-10 minutes until mixture is frozen. This is the perfect opportunity for a kid helper but consider using gloves or a kitchen towel because the mixture will be cold. Be gentle enough not to break the bag.

Eat right from the bag or scoop in a bowl or cone. Yum! 🙂

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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