Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag

You won't need special equipment to make this kid-pleasing ice cream.

Remember making butter in Girl Scouts? Everyone passed around the jar of cream and gave it a good shake. After a few rounds, the cream had magically turned to butter. Here is a similar feat that not only yields dessert but exercise for the kids—ice cream in a bag. Here’s how it works.

20 min Prep: 20 min
Serves: 2 Save

Ingredients (4)

  • 3 T Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Cream
  • or 1 cup Half and Half
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Rock Salt


  1. Place sugar, cream and vanilla in a quart-size heavy zip-top plastic bag and seal.
  2. Place that bag in a gallon size heavy zip-top bag. Layer ice and rock salt in the gallon bag and seal.
  3. Toss the bag back and forth for approximately 10 minutes.