Ice Cream in a Bag

Making your own ice cream in a bag is definitely a great activity to include on your list of What To Do With The Kids This Summer!! It’s super quick (takes about 5 minutes) and it’s VERY easy to do!

Also? Super FUN!!!

And the smiles totally made my day!

Then there was the taste test… YUM!!! Seriously. It is delicious!!

Don’t forget to taste test all your favorite toppings too. Someone has to make sure they are all good. Ahem.

If you’d like to try making your own ice cream in a bag (and who doesn’t??), gather your ingredients. You will need: 2 zip top bags, ice, kosher salt, half and half (or milk), vanilla extract, and sugar.

We used the instructions from this lovely how-to video from Jessica Kim at BabbaCo (who is totally awesome). Her video does a fantastic job of walking you through the ice cream making process step-by-step.

This would be great for a party activity! Or just… you know… for anytime.

Have fun!!

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  1. Dear Valerie,

    This would be great for our Canadian friends!

    …because their milk already comes in bags.


  2. Thank you! This is one of our things to do this summer and that video was very explanitory! So easy I want to make it once a WEEK this summer!

    • You’re welcome, Jamy! My girls loved taking turns passing the bag back and forth. It gets really cold!

      It’s lots of fun — enjoy!!

  3. Just another reason why you’re so fantastic!

  4. Ha ha, we tried this a few years ago, and it did not go well…….. It’s on my list to try again. My Mom successfully made ice cream with the kids in a machine, and it’s all they’ve been talking about.

    • You didn’t add the salt to the ice cream bag, did you????

      ’cause I almost did. 😉

  5. I definitely want to try it out – pinning it now!

  6. This is really super easy. I watched the high schoolers in foods class make this.


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