Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins

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.


3tablespoons sugar
1cup light cream (half and half)
1/2teaspoon 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.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 12.85
  • Calories 230
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 160mg
  • Carbohydrate 24g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 0%