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Ice Cream in a Bag

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Ice Cream in a Bag

Love ice cream? Homemade ice cream is delicious and surprisingly easy to make. Learn how you can make ice cream in a Ziploc bag with ingredients already in your kitchen. 1 scoop

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 0


small Ziploc bags
large Ziploc bag
cup milk
tbsp sugar
tsp vanilla
cups crushed or cubed ice
tbsp salt


  • 1 Take a small sized sealable (zip-loc type) bag and add 1/2 cup of milk, and 1 tbsp of sugar. For added flavor, use 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Seal it up, getting rid of as much air as you can. Now double bag it inside a similar-sized bag.
  • 2 Throw 4 cups of crushed or cubed ice with 6 tbsp of salt in a large freezer bag. You can use any kind of salt, as you won't actually be eating it. The salt is there to lower the freezing point of water, if you want to get technical. Put in your little double bag, and seal the large bag around it, getting rid of as much air as possible.
  • 3 Now for the fun part—get shaking baby! Wrap the bag in a tea towel, or use gloves if you aren't feeling hardcore, but otherwise just shake the bag for at least five minutes before checking on its progress.
  • 4 You’ll start to notice it getting thicker by simply feeling through the bag. In eight minutes max, you should have some seriously delicious ice-cream; it will take longer if you are mixing a large batch.
  • 5 When you remove the smaller bag, wipe it down carefully to get rid of all the salt on the outside.

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