Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ziploc Ice Cream

It's the last day of the A2Z.

What better way to end than a recipe for making ice cream in a Ziploc* bag!
*Any storage bag will do, but for the purpose of the letter Z, I'm using Ziploc

This is fun for young school kids. We once did this at a third grade class picnic and it worked out pretty well. A few kids got salt in their ice cream, but we had enough ingredients on hand for do-overs.

1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups crushed ice
4 tablespoons salt
2 quart size Ziploc bags
1 gallon size Ziploc freezer bag
a pair of gloves (the bags get very cold!)

Is there anything better than ice cream?

Mix the milk, vanilla, and sugar in a quart sized bag. Seal the bag tightly, squeezing out as much air as possible from the bag. If your bags are thin, you might want to double bag the ice cream mix to keep it from puncturing and getting salt in the mix and ruining it. 
Drop the ice cream mix in a gallon bag with the ice, then sprinkle the salt around the ice. Zip that bag and begin shaking, or turning the bag gently, making sure the ice surrounds the ice cream mix. This is where the gloves come in handy. This mixing makes hands cold! 
Shake and turn for about 8 minutes. 
Open bags and remove ice cream. Dry off the salty water from the bag before emptying the contents into a bowl or a cup to avoid salting the ice cream. 
Grab a spoon and enjoy. It's delicious!

This A2Z post was brought to you by the letter Z. 


  1. Never heard of that ice-cream before. Looks yummy!
    Thank you all for such a wonderful blog throughout April. I've really enjoyed popping by and picking up some useful tips along the way.

    1. I had never heard of it either until a teacher told me. I was a bit skeptical, but it worked.

  2. Very cool choice for Z (ooh! I didn't even do that on purpose!) and fun project, as well!
    Happy "survived the challenge" day!

  3. Wow! I'm going to try that with the grandkids! Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations on completing the challenge!

    1. Cheap and fun. It's best as outdoor summer fun.

  4. That sounds good Liz. I must try that. Glad you gals got to the end.

    1. We really have Tara to thank the most. She keeps us on schedule and on task.


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