Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag

This is a fun and yummy recipe. Kids of all ages love it!


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 12 tablespoons of salt (The bigger the grains, the better. Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of your favorite flavor (vanilla extract, chocolate, strawberry, etc.)
  • A tray of ice (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
  • 1 gallon-size resealable freezer bag. (e.g., Ziploc, better double zipper). You can use 2 bags for extra protection.
  • 1 quart-size resealable freezer bag. (e.g., Ziploc, better double zipper). You can put 2 quarts-size bags of the ice cream in the bag of ice so you get twice as much done in the same amount of time.
  • As a variable add your favorite ice cream flavors. “add-ins” strawberry/chocolate/vanilla flavors, crushed cookies like chocolate chips cookies, crushed Oreo’s , small candies, chopped fruit, nuts, peanuts, sprinkles, mini M&M’s, , gums pieces , or just food coloring (Only to add color), etc.
  • Measuring spoon.


  1. Before starting, verify that the bags do not have holes by adding water to the bags.
  2. Place the ice and salt inside the gallon-size bag. Closed it carefully.
  3. Place the milk, sugar, and favorite flavors into the quart-size bag. Squeeze all the air out of the bag, and seal the quart-size bag.
  4. Place the smaller bag (quart-size bag) inside the large bag (gallon-size bag) containing the ice and the salt. Now seal it.
  5. Shake very hard back and forth for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. Make sure to wrap the bags inside a towel to protect hands. Feel the small bag to decide when it is done. Should have the consistency of a frozen yogurt.
  6. Before eating the ice cream out of the bag, rinse the smaller bag in cold water to remove all the salt.
  7. Add all your favorite ice cream toppings.  Now you can eat directly from the bag. This recipe makes 2 serving of ice cream.


  • You can teach the changes in the states of matter by using this recipe.
  • Teach math (measurement, how to divide in half.)
  • How to share.

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This is our vanilla ice cream in the bag.

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