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Ice Cream in A Bag

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Ice cream in a bag is the perfect summer activity to keep kids cool and entertained! Grab a bunch of kids and have some fun!   It is  a fun kids activity that would be perfect for a summer party or long hot summer day.  If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities  ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer!  The best craft bloggers are sharing  fun kids crafts! From making Orange Granita Recipe to a water bottle bangles you will find fun creative ideas!

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How to make Ice Cream In a Bag

For each individual you will need:

1/2 cup milk or half and half (I have seen where you can even use flavored coffee creamer)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup rock salt
2 quart sized  Freezer Zip-loc bags (could use smaller bags)
1 gallon Freezer size Zip-loc  bag
a hand towel or winter gloves to keep little fingers from freezing

Mix the milk, sugar and vanilla together in one of the quart sized bags. Seal, removing as much air from the bag as possible. Place this bag inside the other quart sized bag, remove air and seal (double bagging to prevent leaking and insuring success).  Put the two bags inside the gallon sized bag along with the ice (we filled the bag with ice) and then about 1/4 cup rock salt. Remove air and seal tightly.  Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake, shake, shake. Then enjoy!

ice cream in a bag

Please note -It was very hot when we made this so it took about 15 minutes to freeze.  I would think if it had been cooler it would have frozen quicker!

If you are looking for more kid friendly recipes try my homemade bread in a bag!


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