Introduction: Ice-Cream in a Bag

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Here are the instructions to make a quick sweet treat with ingredients all ready on hand!

Step 1: Ingredients & Tools

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1/2  cup milk (2% or whole)       
1 tbsp sugar       
1/2 tsp vanilla       
4 cups crushed or cubed ice     
6 tbsp salt


Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large ziplock bags
Small ziplock bags
Hand towel
Plastic spoons

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Open a small ziplock bag

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Pour milk into a ½ measuring cup, and proceed to place in small ziplock bag

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Add sugar and vanilla while the ziplock bag of milk is still open.

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Seal bag while removing air and place inside another small ziplock bag and remove that air (double bagging helps to ensure ice cream is not salty).

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Grab a large ziplock bag and open it up

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Place 4 cups of ice inside the large bag.

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Pour 6 TBSP of salt into the large bag.

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Place the smaller bag into the large bag.

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Seal large bag while removing air.

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 Vigorously shake bag for 5 minutes in different directions.  *note: if bag gets too cold then wrap it in a hand towel


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After 5 minutes, open the big bag to check the consistency of milk mixture.

The desired consistency is dependent on how hard or soft you want your ice cream. The more you shake the bag the harder it will get whereas the less you shake it the more runy the ice cream will be. Then open the large bag and enjoy the ice cream with spoon!

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There are many variations that you can make including using chocolate milk instead  of regular milk. You can also put different toppings like chocolate syrup, sprinkles, crushed ice-cream cones, bananas, etc. HAVE FUN BE CREATIVE, ENJOY! (OMNONONOMON)


PJSpear (author)2016-05-26

It makes for a fun day with young children!

carlyjk01 (author)2014-07-02

This is so helpful! Thank you!

Yum! Thanks for sharing!

Ya, no problem!

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