Joshua's birthday was this month and we celebrated by having an ice cream party! We made homemade ice cream in a bag and had a ice cream shaped cupcake cake! Each kids made their own ice cream in individual bags. Very messy but a lot of fun! January 16, 2009

Here is the recipe for Ice Cream in a Bag!

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!


A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.


Marlo said...

what a creative cake! Kyler had a lot of fun, thanks for the invite!!

heidi said...

carlee had a blast and the ice cream was fun. thanks for the invite

Lani said...

We're going to have to try that recipe for a FHE. What a fabulous mom you are to let each kid make their own icecream! The party looked like a lot of fun.

Amber Waite said...

That WAS an awesome party. Good planning Nichole! Happy Birthday, Joshua!!! The kids seemed to really get a kick out of the individual icecreams. What a good idea and thanks for putting up the recipe. Do you know, can you use regular salt instead of rock salt? We actually have an icecream maker but we've never used it mainly because I never think to buy the salt.

P.S.- Speaking of parties, are you up for another one? We're having Evelyn's this Saturday. Wanna come?