Have you ever made ice cream in a bag before? I haven’t in years and the kids never have so we knew we had to put it on our “Old School” Summer Bucket List! Ice cream in a bag was just as much fun to make (and eat!) as we hoped it would be!
How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag:
- 1/2 cup of half and half (also called single cream and 10% coffee cream)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- quart size plastic bag (good quality)
- gallon size plastic bag
- 4 tablespoons ice cream rock salt
Mix together the half and half, sugar, and vanilla in the quart size bag and seal it well. Then put the quart size bag inside the gallon bag and fill it with ice.
Pour about the ice cream salt on top of the ice and seal the gallon bag. Then shake!
It didn’t take long for the ice cream to start to solidify but the bags got really, really cold! We wore gloves to help keep our hands warm.
Once it gets to be the consistency of soft serve ice cream and feels thick through the bag then it is ready to eat!
Once ours was ready we grabbed spoons and ate the ice cream right out of the bag! Yummy and fun!
We are enjoying making our way through our “Old School” Summer Bucket List!
More Summer Fun for Kids:
- Healthy Kids Snack: Watermelon Popsicles
- Pool Party Games: Marco Polo
- Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Toe
- Tin Can Lanterns
- Cloud Watching