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Ice Cream in a Bag
by Kathy and Bruce Jacobs

Looking for a great activity, as well as a treat the kids will eat? Make ice cream or icees at your next outing!

Ice Cream in a Bag


This recipe snacks one kid.

1/2 cup milk (it doesn't matter what kind, whole, 2%, chocolate, etc.)

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon flavoring

Preparation Steps

  1. Add ingredients to a pint size zipper freezer bag and zip shut.

  2. Place that bag in a larger (quart or larger) zipper bag and add ice to outside bag until bag is half way full.

  3. Add about 6 Tablespoons salt (rock or regular) to the outer bag.

  4. Zip outer bag shut and shake, turn, toss, and mix the bag.

  5. In about 5-10 minutes you will have cold hands and yummy ice cream.

Flavor suggestions:

  • Vanilla

  • Chocolate

  • Mint

  • Root Beer


If members of the group are allergic to milk, make ices instead! Substitute juice or juice drinks for milk.


  • Don't double this, it doesn't work.

  • Suggest ice cream makers wear mittens or gloves. Their hands will get very cold.

  • Be sure to wipe or rinse all the salt off the small bag before you open it. Otherwise, you will have salty ice cream instead of sweet.

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