Summer Activity: Ice Cream in a bag

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Now that it is summer, I try my best (and this doesn’t always work out) to do some sort of craft or activity with the kids. I’m always looking for fun ways to occupy their time outside of a screen.

A couple years ago we made ice cream in a bag, and I had pinned the recipe and did it again today and it was so fun and delicious! Credit to Scatteredmom and her blog for the recipe.

We made both the vanilla AND strawberry flavor and honestly you could double each recipe because its so good!

Next up I want to make blueberry ice cream instead of a strawberry.

You will work hard for this ice-cream shaking it for 5-10 minutes, but its worth it, and like I said it occupied the kids!

** If you have multiple kids, and/or extra hungry adults double the recipe.

Here is what you will need.

Ice Cream In A Bag

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or milk ( I used whole milk I had on hand)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs of pureed strawberries (to make plain vanilla, leave out the strawberries)
  • 3 tbsp of sugar  (less if you want your ice cream less sweet)
  • ice
  • rock salt for ice cream
  • gallon size Ziploc bag
  • quart size Ziploc bag
  • kitchen towel

Instructions

  1. Mix together the milk, cream, vanilla, sugar and strawberries in the quart size bag.  Close the bag and make sure it is completely sealed.
  2. Fill the gallon-size bag 3/4 the way full with ice, then add 1/4 cup of rock salt to the bag of ice.
  3. Place the smaller (sealed) quart size bag of ice cream into the larger gallon bag and seal the bag. (you will have a bag inside a bag)
  4. Wrap the kitchen towel around the bag and start shaking the bag! Enlist your kids to do some crazy shaking and get some of their energy out.
  5. Open the bags carefully, be careful to make sure water doesn’t get inside the ice cream. You don’t want any ice water in your ice cream!

Add any toppings you want, one of mine added chocolate sauce.

Serve immediately and enjoy.



 

I’d love to see if you you try this out, be sure to tag @chaoswithmycoffee on Instagram and hashtag #chaoswithmycoffee

-Hannah (1)

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