How to Make Ice Cream In a Bag | Fun Summer Activity
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There’s no ice cream maker needed for this easy freezing method. Learn how to make ice cream in a bag just by shaking up cream in ice and salt!
Want a fun way to make a frozen dessert at home with the family?!
Try making delicious 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 or any time of the year!
The process works similarly to a churning ice cream maker. The rock salt helps the ice get cold enough to quickly freeze the cream. When you manually shake up the bag yourself for a few minutes, it starts to get frozen!
The result is delicious serving of individual ice cream that is perfectly creamy and frozen, just like the kind from an ice cream maker. It also ends up being kind of a fun kind of an arm workout and something the entire family can enjoy doing together!
More tips on how to make ice cream in a bag:
- Vanilla is always a great flavor option for this idea. We’ve made a chocolate flavor in the past as well, but you can get even more creative and make different flavors, or add fun toppings. It’s all up to you!
- Consider using gloves or covering the bag with a kitchen towel because the mixture will be cold.
- Various kinds of milk and sugar substitutes can be used for this idea according to your individual dietary needs.
- Be sure to seal the Ziploc plastic bags well and be gentle while shaking so that you don’t get saltwater in your ice cream.
Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
yield: 1 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
Make this delicious and easy to create ice cream in a bag! It's a fun way to make a cool treat on a hot summer day.
Learning how to make ice cream in a bag is a great summer bucket list item!
My kids loved this activity so much when they were younger, and still do today! It really is a delclious treat and also a fun chemistry experiment. To learn more about the science behind this process, visit ScienceBuddies.org for more details!