Homemade Ice Cream...in a Bag!

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

The perfect summer treat...and you don't even need an ice cream freezer! Fun for kids- they can all make their own, anytime!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put first 3 ingredients in the smaller Ziplock bag and seal bag (Make sure it is tightly closed!). Put ice and rock salt in the larger bag and then add the filled small bag. Seal the large bag.
  2. Squeeze bag until ice cream is thickened, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove small bag, unseal, and eat with spoon.
  4. No need to even dirty a bowl!


Most Helpful

I Love this recipe I have discovered that it can also be made using two jars with lids if you are out of Ziploc bags though and the benefit of using the jars it that it is less likely to pop open and spill everywhere! another thing I have discovered is that regular milk can be used in place of the half and half in a pinch! the only down side it that it takes a little longer to achieve the desired effect when using these methods probably because the sides of the jar are thicker than the bags and therefore takes longer to get the inside cold. :)

dragon reader November 12, 2009

Just made this tonite and it was fun and easy. We made chocolate and I recommend adding chocolate syrup for this and not cocoa, otherwise it's not sugary enough and has bland flavor. Used plain table salt 1/3 cup and tripled the recipe, divided it into 3 bags. Used snow for ice. Worked great. Also added malted milk powder. Will make this again! My 6 year old had fun

GourmetNurse January 26, 2010

When I was a 4-H camp counselor, we made this as a workshop with the kids. We used milk in place of half-and-half and instead of ziploc bags, we used coffee tins. (Used a small one for the ingredients and a larger one for the ice and rock salt. Just be sure it's well sealed!) Then just rolled it back and forth between two of the kids. Worked great and was really delicious! The kids loved it! Thanks for reminding me of this great recipe!

StacyMD187373 May 21, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a