DIY Ice Cream…in a Bag!

I scream, u scream, we all scream for ice cream … especially when kids get to make it themselves! Cool off with a homemade sweet treat this summer and delight your kids with the knowledge that they created it from scratch! This activity, courtesy of, is perfect for kiddos ages 3 to 8 years.


What You’ll Need:


1 tablespoon sugar


½ cup milk or half & half


¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


6 tablespoons rock salt (the bigger the granules, the better)


Ice cubes


Pint-size zip-close food storage bag


Gallon-size zip-close bag


Toppings like sprinkles or crushed cookies




1. Combine the sugar, milk and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible, then seal tightly.


2. Place ice and rock salt in the gallon-size bag, then place the smaller, sealed bag inside. Seal the larger bag, squeezing out all of the air you possibly can.


3. Wrap the bags inside a towel to protect your hands from the cold. Shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes).


4. Feel the small bag to check whether it’s done. When done, remove the smaller bag, and then add in extra treats like crushed cookies, chopped fruit, etc. Makes about 1 cup.

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25 Jul 2016