Introduction: Home-made Foods: Vanilla Ice Cream

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The other day I was hungry for some ice cream and when I found out that we didn't have any I was upset but I knew it was time to make Home-Made Ice cream.

Recipes of the day:

1 Batch of Home-made Vanilla Ice cream

1 Batch of Home-made Chocolate ice cream

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Step 1: Lets Get Started

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Okay this recipe includes the following:

1/2 Cup of Milk

1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla

1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar

A Smaller Bag

A Bigger Bag

2 Trays of Ice

Salt, lots and lots of it (6 Tbl-1/2 Cup

Chocolate Alternative:
(Requested by: GorillazMiko)

The Alternative is chocolate ice cream all you need is:

1 Tablespoon of Cocoa

1 Tablespoon of Sugar

1 Cup of Milk

(Follow the directions as if you are making vanilla ice cream)

Step 2: Now Get Ready to Shake! Shake! Shake!

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Okay lets add our ingredients to the smaller bag in the following order:


Give it a quick shake, Its time for step three

Step 3: Now We Shake! Shake! Shake!

Add the ice cubes into the large bag, then add the salt give it a shake, then put in the smaller SEALED bag into the larger bag and then SEAL the larger bag.


For about ten minutes...
Have fun with it Gingerly throw it around, play catch with your freinds lol.

Step 4: MMMMMMM!!!

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Take the Ice cream out of the back... its thick!
Serve the Ice cream...
to tell you the truth i'm actually eating the ice cram while i was making this instructable... this is truly amazing and its gauranteed easiest...
Be carefull this melts quickly So eat it fast.

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DoviEviLGeNiUs made it! (author)2017-02-19

it's super yummy ans SUPER fun to do with the family

tinatony1 (author)2016-07-08

hi this worked out good

FlamingFireFox_ (author)2016-03-30

Wow I'm definitely making this soon! I have got everything in my kitchen right now?

Clayton H. (author)2008-03-16


Lol :)

hoppy12345 (author)Clayton H.2016-01-24

what is Kumon!

Brennn10 (author)Clayton H.2008-05-11

I used to do Kumon!

Shifrin (author)Clayton H.2008-03-17

I just did 4 packets! jesus christ

naila aleekov (author)2015-08-09

i did this about like an hour ago, i used watered condensed milk but it won't turn into creamy texture! i already put the salt in but it won't work and now i'm putting it on the freezer! help

newwarhammer2 (author)2011-09-23

Since my family likes ice cream, and I happen to have a 4 quart ice cream maker, I think im going to make this recipe tomorrow.

sablelevia (author)2010-11-24

Do you crush the ice cubes before you put them in with the vanilla salt and milk?

judsonM (author)sablelevia2011-08-16

I don't think so, the vanilla, milk and sugar is in the small bag, which is in the big bag where the ice and salt is.

Ballabirdie (author)2010-06-16

I tried the recipe. I shook the big bag abd the small one, but after a good 7 minutes of shaking it was like icecream that melts- creamy but not solid. What did I do wrong? I double-bagged the small one to avoid salt leaking in, and only had about 1 and a half traysworth of ice. What could have affected it turning out so... bleh? (By the way, Im freezing it now, will that ruin it?)

try what i did blend it instead of using a bag it comes out with a texture slightly thinner than a Wendy's frosty

oh no its kumon i have to do it and i am at lvl g and it is boring easy and hopfully i will be able to drop out soon and i agree with freakinslop it is pure evil

xoxolz (author)2009-01-22

i don't get what the ingredients for the chocolate ice cream are can you explain please?

MrPumPkinluvr (author)xoxolz2010-04-04

1 Tablespoon of Cocoa

1 Tablespoon of Sugar

1 Cup of Milk

of course u still need the ziplock bags, ice, salt----basically u follow the same steps to make the vanilla icecream but u use diffrent ingredients ( the 1s i listed b4) =) have a good day

Meenotue (author)2008-07-08

Your sugar looks like cocaine!!!

He's Right! It does look like cocaine! lol

how would you guys know?


Its vannila coke ice cream :D

who says it isn't?

naruto the ninja13 (author)2010-03-07

this is the best non machine ice cream recipe ever the chocolate is delicious

metallica8080 (author)2010-01-21

 can you show how to make coffee ice cream?
I freaking love coffee ice cream

macattak232 (author)2010-01-07

it was really good but after i took the first bite i added sugar cause it wasnt sweet enough.....GREAT NICE JOB!!

icouldntthinkofone (author)2009-10-28

why do you need two different size bags?

pieman12 (author)2009-09-04

also, i'd puy food coloring in the chocolate icecream. if not the coco is in there like little specks

pieman12 (author)2009-09-04

to avoid the salt perdicament, put the bag with the cream mix into another bag. shaking might take longer though

bugaboo22 (author)2009-07-20

It's... decent but the problem is the salt seeps in and ruins everything so i'd try without the salt

bugaboo22 (author)2009-07-20

I am going to try it right now! I'll tell you afterwards how it turns out... HOPEFULLY GOOD!!! so excited.

KMLisa (author)2009-07-06

Just curious, would it make a difference if I only used one tray of ice? I don't really have enough trays ):

webtarkeena (author)2009-06-04

This was good. Couple of notes: 1) Vanilla flavor was a little stronger than it needed to be in my batch. 1/8 tsp may be sufficient 2) I only had to shake for about 5 minutes, not 10 3) I used a quart sized ziplock as my large bag, and a sandwich sized one as the small bag, and it worked fine. Less ice is needed with these sizes, of course. 4) Be very careful when extracting the ice cream from the inner bag not to let the saltwater drip into the bowl. Salt does not improve the taste of this treat!

Fashim (author)2009-05-25

Can i use the chocolate recipe but instead of cocoa vanilla?

Fashim (author)Fashim2009-05-25

The sakt is kinda weird

PKTraceur (author)2008-11-16

Can you puree a fruit, (per say, strawberries?) then add to the smaller bag mixture?

PKTraceur (author)PKTraceur2009-03-21


jinonaspa (author)2009-03-05

great idea, i just tried it! it's soooooo good, if you want a flavor then just add it (if it is smushable) such as strawberries and blueberries. It was a good, one-serving ice cream

anthonyfunk (author)2009-01-22

can you use regular salt or do you have to use rock salt does it still turn out the same?

andrewdpham3 (author)anthonyfunk2009-02-17

I think you can use normal salt because it's there to make it have a low freezing point

jany (author)2008-11-20

Why do you have to use rock salt? Can you use regular salt for the same results?

hobo joe (author)jany2008-11-25


FunkNattidelic (author)2008-11-16

mmmmm this stuff is awesome, im eating rihgt now, Great instructable =]

awang8 (author)2008-11-16

I've read this somewhere before... Can't remember where... Anyway this looks yum!!! (Or how do I know you didn't take the smaller bag out, fill it with store-bought ice-cream and put it back in to take more photos???)

dsman195276 (author)2008-11-16

the last time i did this i took the smaller bag with the ingredients and put it in a coffee can filled with ice, salt, and water. then just roll it around until the ice cream is ready.

CrafterCassie (author)2008-08-21

Oh wow I've got to try this!!! It looks yummy! By the way, can somebody tell me what is wrong with double posting? I'm new and i don't get it.

Kaiven (author)CrafterCassie2008-11-14

Double posting is when you post two comments on one 'ible. It is looked down upon in my book, but not really unless yo pass 3 posts.

Kaiven (author)Kaiven2008-11-14

If you do need to double post, reply to your own comment, like what I am doing here.

freakinslop (author)2008-08-19

this stuff goes awesome with homemade coconut macaroons

zozzen (author)2007-12-05

I think what you made isn't really an ice-cream, but it's more like sorbet, but no matter what it is, the idea is very interesting. And that's the first time i really followed the guide here. I've just made some changes to my version, adding doufu (Chinese bean curd), and some salt (sugar too) into the milk to make the taste of milk more appealing. When I was young, I used to eat something called "Fried ice", which was basically what you did now, but your method is much simpler and easier to do at home. Thanks a lot!

freakinslop (author)zozzen2008-08-19

do you mean gelato since its made from milk i could be wrong but i think that sorbet is made with fruit

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