Ice Cream in a Bag

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 2 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 0 mins

You won't need special equipment to make this kid-pleasing ice cream.

Ice Cream in a Bag

Remember making butter in Girl Scouts? Everyone passed around the jar of cream and gave it a good shake. After a few rounds, the cream had magically turned to butter. Here is a similar feat that not only yields dessert but exercise for the kids—ice cream in a bag. Here’s how it works.


3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup light cream (half and half)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Rock salt


  1. Place sugar, cream and vanilla in a quart-size heavy zip-top plastic bag and seal.
  2. Place that bag in a gallon size heavy zip-top bag. Layer ice and rock salt in the gallon bag and seal.
  3. Toss the bag back and forth for approximately 10 minutes.