Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipe. Make Ice Cream In A Bag

Cha Ching Queen
by Cha Ching Queen
4 servings
30 min
This post may contain affiliate links. Read the disclosure. Here’s a very easy Homemade Ice Cream recipe that you can make without an ice cream maker. It’s so easy, even the kids can do it. Follow these steps to make ice cream in a bag. We also share a dairy-free homemade ice cream alternative. How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker
Updated from a few years ago our son just asked us if we could make ice cream. Sure thing I said. I went to a recipe that we already had in our Dessert category. It’s so easy we made it with our 4-year-old and twin 2-year-old toddlers. They had fun making the ice cream with ingredients we already had in the house. I didn’t even need to make a run to the grocery store. Ingredients For Ice Cream In A Bag Without An Ice Cream Maker:
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk, half & half, or heavy cream You can even get away with 2%. For a dairy-free alternative use almond milk, oat milk, etc. But the less fatty the milk the more you will end up with an icy gelato-like dessert
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 tablespoons of rock salt. Course Kosher salt also works
  • 1 quart-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes
How To Make Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag:
  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt (or kosher salt. Any salt will do but the courser the better).
  2. Put milk (or creamer), vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully.
  6. Dish out the ice cream into bowls.
  7. Add toppings if wanted.
  8. Enjoy
  9. Share a picture of your family enjoying it and tag @ChaChingQueen!
Erin Website | + posts Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.
Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipe. Make Ice Cream In A Bag
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag e.g., Ziploc
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes
Instructions

Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt.
Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
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  • Eri31423118 Eri31423118 on Aug 14, 2022

    How does 1/2 milk make 4 serservings?..

    • Cha Ching Queen Cha Ching Queen on Aug 14, 2022

      The 1/2 cup of milk takes on some air. Also, each of our 3 ice cream scoops is 1/8 a cup and our three kids are 5 and under. So each time we have made this we have ended up with 4 scoops, or 4 servings. But we will change the recipe to address that not every one is 2 years old. Thanks for pointing this out. 😀

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