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Ice Cream in a Bag

Simple homemade ice cream made in a zip lock bag.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cooking with kids, ice cream in a bag, vanilla ice cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Christina Kamp


  • 1/2 C. Heavy cream
  • 1/2 C. Whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 T. Raw Sugar
  • Quart Size zip lock bag
  • Gallon Size zip lock bag
  • 6 C. Ice
  • 1/4 C. Rock Salt


  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!