Ice Cream in a Bag
What you will make:
What goes best with kids and a hot summer day? Well, ice cream, of course! With this
recipe and technique,
each child gets to make an individual serving of ice cream, and it only takes a few minutes from start to finish.
Go ahead, get going—you’ll have a ball!
Ingredients & Supplies:
- ½ cup milk, very cold
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pint and 1 gallon zippered plastic bags
- 6 to 8 cups ice
- 6 tablespoons rock or kosher salt
- Optional: Gloves or mittens, fruit juice, chocolate syrup or powder
This project is rated EASY to make.
How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag
Read all of the directions before starting.
The possibilities for flavors are endless. Why not experiment?
- Put the milk, vanilla, and sugar into the pint bag. Seal the bag carefully, and shake to mix.
- Fill the gallon bag about half-full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag and shake to mix.
Crushed ice or smaller cubes will work best.
- Place the pint bag inside the gallon bag and seal. Make sure the zipper is closed completely.
- Shake the bags for about 5 minutes until the mixture is frozen into ice cream. The bag will get
very cold, so you may want to wear gloves or mittens.
- Remove the pint bag, and wipe off the top to remove all salt. Open the bag and enjoy your treat!
- You can make chocolate ice cream by replacing the sugar with powdered chocolate drink mix or chocolate syrup.
- Make a fruit sorbet by using fruit juice in place of the milk, sugar, and vanilla mixture. Pineapple juice and orange
juice are good choices.
- Make chocolate chip ice cream by adding 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips to the milk mixture.
- How about butter pecan? Toast 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans in 2 teaspoons of oil. Add a dash of salt
and cool, then add to the milk mixture.
That's it! Enjoy your frozen dessert!
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