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 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup light cream (half and half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 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.

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