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Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag

Here I go again with another Pinterest inspired project (I found the original directions here).

I know Lily likes strawberry and Cameron likes chocolate so I made sure I had the right flavorings on hand. I think if I ever make this for myself I would crumble up a peanut butter cup or some other type of candy bar.


2 tbsp sugar

1 cup half & half

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup coarse salt


1 Gallon size  bag

1 Sandwich size bag


Mix the sugar, half & half , vanilla and add your flavorings (strawberries, chocolate, etc) together.

Then pour it into the pint size bag. Make sure it seals tightly.

Take the gallon size bag and fill it halfway with ice and pour the salt over the ice.

Put the cream filled bag in the ice filled bag and seal.

Make sure it is sealed tightly and start shaking. Shake, shake, shake, for about 5 minutes or more. Whoever is shaking this bag is going to get quite the workout…. the shaking is the worst part and will seem like the longest 5 minutes of your life. Once you hit about 5 minutes stop and look at the internal bag… is it runny? If it’s runny keep shaking… if not your done!

Once you think your done quickly run the closed small baggie under cold water to clean the salt off.

Open the baggie and pop in a spoon.

This will keep the kids quiet for at least a few minutes while they stuff their bellies full of ice cream.

I wish I had taken this picture a few minutes earlier before it started to melt. I tasted a spoonful of Lily’s Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream and it was delicious.

The aftermath was not pretty but it was totally worth it!

1 Comment to “Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag”

  1. Rich says:

    Rick and I make ice cream once in a while. We put it in the freezer for a little while after we make it to get more solid. We also cheat and use a small ice cream machine.

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