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Ice Cream In A Bag: Fascinating . . . Fun . . . and Fast!

Updated on July 26, 2017

Ice Cream In A Bag? How Cool Is That?

Making "ice cream in a bag" is broadly recognized as a good chemistry experiment and a great at-home activity for bored youngsters . . . but I call it "scrumptuous fun" for folks of all ages.

Believe it or not, with common household materials and ingredients . . . you can make a pretty tasty ice cream dessert in less than 15- 20 minutes! How cool is that? Here's how . . .

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Ingredients For Ice Cream In a Bag

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What You Should Have On-Hand:

. . . Milk or Heavy Cream or Half-and-Half

. . . Sugar

. . . Vanilla Extract

. . . Sandwich-sized zip-loc food storage bag

. . . Gallon-sized zip-loc food storage bag

. . . Ice cubes or crushed ice

. . . Coarse Salt (preferably rock salt or sea salt)

. . . Hand Towel or gloves (to protect hands from freezing)

A Single Serving of Ice Cream - One Bag Is Enough For A Single Serving

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Recipe: Ice Cream In A Bag

The following recipe is courtesy: WorkIt Mom.com

You will need the following ingredients, per serving:

  • 1 cup cream, or milk, or chilled canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (omit if using coconut milk)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoons rock salt

Optional add-ins:

  • mini chocolate chips
  • drizzle in peanut butter
  • cocoa powder (omit vanilla)
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Step-By-Step Instructions Even Kids Can Follow - Making Ice Cream In A Bag Can Even Be Done By Pre-Schoolers

Ice Cream In a Bag-gie . . . Hmmm

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Have Your Say . . . About Ice Cream In A Bag

Have You Tried To Make Ice Cream In a Bag?

Beyond Vanilla . . . Ice Cream Flavorings

Turn plain vanilla recipes into a tasty treat with this sugar-free flavouring for ice cream, shakes, and smoothies. For ice cream, prepare your favourite vanilla ice cream recipe and add 1 tablespoon flavouring per quart just before freezing.

Ice Cream Spoons

Zak Designs Gemini Assorted Brights 6-Inch Melamine Ice-Cream Spoons, Set of 4
Zak Designs Gemini Assorted Brights 6-Inch Melamine Ice-Cream Spoons, Set of 4
Playful, unexpected, spirited, colorful, modern, crisp and clean . . . these ice cream spoons are dishwasher safe, durable but also stylish. Set of 4 in assorted bright colors. Spoons are 6" in length.
 
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