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Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe

This is a fun dessert making experience for the entire family - just a few ingredients and some shaking and you have yourself a few bowls of homemade ice cream in a bag.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings - 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 6 Tbsp rock salt
  • 1 pint or quart size zip style freezer bag
  • 1 gallon size zip style freezer bag
  • ice
  • Toppings of your choice!


  • Mix vanilla, milk and sugar in a quart or pint size freezer bag and seal well.
  • Fill a gallon size freezer bag with ice and add the rock salt.
  • Place the small bag inside the large bag and seal well.
  • Shake the bag for about 15 minutes or until the ice cream thickens. Hold the bag with oven mitts or a towel while shaking. And don't be afraid to have a little dance party while you're shaking.
  • Remove the inner bag from the ice/rock salt, and scoop the ice cream into serving bowls and add the toppings of your choice!