Ice Cream in a Baggie

"I found this recipe while searching for a 4th of July party activity. It sounds very kid-friendly and perfect for summer."
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  • Put one small Ziploc bag inside the other.
  • Pour the milk, half and half, sugar, and vanilla into the inside bag.
  • Seal both bags (make sure they're completely sealed!) Remove excess air.
  • Put ice and salt into larger bag and place smaller bags inside.
  • Seal completely.
  • Shake and toss the bag!
  • Ice cream will be soft and ready to eat in 5 to 10 minutes.

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  1. It was easy to put together but for me the shaking part just seem to go on forever. But otherwise. Went exactly how the direcitons said it would go!!!
  2. Made this with my niece and we had a great time making ice cream and an even better time eating ice cream. Thanks for posting it.
  3. I used this recipe with my scouts for part of their cooking achevment. We had a great time. But some of our bagges leaked so we brainstormed and they desided to use gray tape to cover the opening. So no matterhow hard the boys shaked or tossed the bagges they did not breack open like before. Thanks for a get recipe
  4. This was great!!! I used this recipe with a group of adult clients whom have various cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, and we had so much fun!!! We did this indoors, and it froze up just fine...just be careful not to get any salt in the ice cream. To get the ice cream out of the bag, we found it best to cut the corner off of the bottom of the bag and squeeze it out. Thanks for a wonderful and tasty time!! ~Manda
  5. This tasted great but we never did get it to freeze up. We were outside and the ice melted from handling before the ice cream got cold enough to freeze. Such a fun project, though! I don't know what would help with the freezing, other than increasing the amount of ice you have on hand and maybe staying indoors :) My kids liked to drink the mix anyway and a good time was had by all.


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