Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag-A Fun Summer Activity for Kids

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag! What a great activity for a child’s birthday party, a pool party, a 4-H or scout meeting, camp, or just for the fun of it. I have even seen ice cream in a bag as a wedding dessert. Perfect for any hot summer day!  This was a big hit with my kids. They had so much fun working the bag of ice of around in their hands and watching as their ice cream got more and more solid. 
Ingredients for Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag:
1 cup half and half
2 tablespoons cane sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Supplies for Ice Cream in a Bag:
1- Quart-size resealable freezer bag
1- Gallon-size resealable freezer bag
4 cups coarsely crushed ice
3/4 cup salt
Instructions for Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag:

In the quart-size freezer bag, combine the half and half, sugar, pinch of salt, and vanilla.   Press air out and seal.  In the gallon-size freezer bag, combine ice and 3/4 cup salt; add the sealed quart-size freezer bag.

Seal the quart-size freezer bag.  Shake and knead for 5-10 minutes or until ice cream is frozen and thickened.  Serve immediately or store in freezer.

Want to learn why this happens? Check out this book: Cooking and Science: The Kitchen Science Workbook

Serving size: This recipe makes one kid-sized serving (about 1 cup).

Fun Tip: You can top your ice cream in a bag with fruit  jams and jellies, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or other favorite ice cream toppings.


About Nelle

I am Nelle. I grew up in rural, small town, Ohio. When I was young, I learned a lot about homesteading from my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 4-H, FFA, and others around me.
Now, I’m all grown up, have 6 children of my own, and plan to teach them everything I know.

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homeschooling, and kidsteading (homesteading with kids). We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), orchard, beekeeping, home keeping, soap making, harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, crafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

Welcome to my homestead…come and learn with us!

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