Cooking with Kids-Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe

ICE CREAM IN A BAG: Ice cream is a super fun treat for kids and adults and it couldn't be easier to whip up this ice cream in a bag recipe by hand. This is a great recipe to make with kids! Kids can do the mixing all on their own and have a tasty treat to enjoy in just a few minutes. 

Ice cream is a super fun treat for kids and adults and it couldn’t be easier to whip up this ice cream in a bag recipe by hand. This is a great recipe to make with kids! Kids can do the mixing all on their own and have a tasty treat to enjoy in just a few minutes. 

 

Cooking with Kids-Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe

You need a gallon sized zip lock bag and a quart sized bag, some rock salt, ice and ice cream ingredients. I have made this with my kids several times and it’s always so much fun!

It’s also good motor skill building since they have to put in the work to get the reward. The sensory experience of the cold ice, the smooth plastic, and the sweet, yummy smelling ice cream is awesome as well. And SCIENCE is involved in watching the reaction of the milk as it turns from liquid to solid as it freezes. 

 

Ice cream in a bag science

Why does it work? When ice comes in contact with salt, it causes the ice to melt, then the ice freeze point is a lower temperature, so it will freeze faster. This causes the ingredients in the bag to freeze when the warmer cream mixture is moved around against the ice. As you stir or shake and squeeze it, the ice cream freezes evenly causing it to have a creamy texture. 

This activity has so much to offer kids, plus they get a yummy, chemical-free snack from the deal in the end. Who doesn’t love a super fun dessert? I know I do. 

Ice cream in a bag, cooking with kids

Ice cream in a bag ingredients

Ice Cream in a Bag
Simple homemade ice cream made in a zip lock bag.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 C. Heavy cream
  2. 1/2 C. Whole milk
  3. 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  4. 2 T. Raw Sugar
  5. Quart Size zip lock bag
  6. Gallon Size zip lock bag
  7. 6 C. Ice
  8. 1/4 C. Rock Salt
Instructions
  1. Wash hands and have kids wash theirs.
  2. Hold quart size bag open and let kids pour cream, milk, vanilla and sugar into bag.
  3. Zip bag tightly for each child.
  4. Let child place ice cream back into gallon sized bag.
  5. Let child add ice and rock salt to gallon bag.
  6. Zip gallon bag tightly for each child.
  7. Let them shake for 5 minutes vigorously until ice cream is firm.
  8. Remove quart bags from gallon bags carefully making sure not to spill salty liquid.
  9. Place quart bags in freezer until ready to eat.
  10. Snip bottom corner from bag with scissors and squeeze ice cream into dish.
  11. Eat and enjoy!
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Whip up a batch of this super fun treat, or check out the blog for other great cooking with kids recipes and activities. Cooking is a wonderful way for kids to learn so many things including healthy eating, trying new foods, math, science, and reading skills and so much more. Get your kids in the kitchen today. Click here to see why it’s so important!

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4 comments

  1. Linda says:

    I have done this same thing in our homeschool. Keep up the great work.

  2. Mary Ann white aka Arias Gran-Boo says:

    This is so super super great to do this with them!!! Thank you ??? I know they lived it !!

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