Instant Homemade Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is perhaps the easiest ice cream recipe out there! It is a ton of fun to make too! I first made this in Chemistry class a couple of years it is educational as well! Feel free to mess around with this one- maybe sneak a little malted milk in the mix, or a little chocolate syrup. It's is not exactly gourmet ice cream or anything, but it's tasty!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a quart-sized (regular) ziploc plastic bag, mix together the milk, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Seal the bag tightly, without leaving a lot of air inside.
  3. (If you are a little paranoid about it leaking out, feel free to tape it up!).
  4. In a gallon-sized ziploc plastic bag, mix the ice and salt.
  5. Place the sealed quart-sized bag in the gallon-sized one.
  6. Securely seal the gallon-sized bag without leaving very much air in the inside.
  7. Shake, mush, and squish the bag for 6-10 minutes, or until the ice cream has set to a soft serve consistency.
  8. Remove the inside bag (maybe even rinse off the salt) and you can either eat the ice cream right out of the bag with a spoon, or pour it into a small dish.
  9. If you want the ice cream to be more firm, feel free to throw the bag into the freezer for a little while!
  10. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Well, as I read the directions, it says you dont add the salt to the ice cream itself so if you do it right, it will taste great! In fact I'm eating some right now. Makes me want the ice cream attachment for our KitchenAid mixer. I wish I found this years ago!

kfottak March 23, 2016

I threw all the ingredients in the blender (with half the salt, because it sounded like a lot). And I about died since it tasted like pure salt! We are going to try again omitting the salt! Looked super yummy though!

countrygirl899 February 08, 2014