Make ice cream in a bag
Now there's no need for an ice cream machine or even a freezer. You can make ice cream in a bag in five minutes and it's ready to eat straight away! A quick and easy ice cream recipe for all ages – and a fun kids’ cooking idea to boot.
What you need:
- 300ml cream
- 2 tbsp castor sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 trays of ice cubes
- 6 tbsp rock salt
- 1 medium sized ziploc bag
- 1 large sized ziploc bag
- tea towel or oven mitts
Number of players:
Step 1: Place the cream, sugar and vanilla into the medium sized ziploc bag and combine the ingredients. Be sure to zip up the bag securely first.
Step 2: Place the ice into the larger ziploc bag.
Step 3: Spoon the salt over the top of the ice in the larger ziploc bag.
Step 4: Place the medium bag containing the cream mixture inside the larger bag on top of the ice and salt and zip up the bag securely.
Step 5: Shake and massage the bag for five to ten minutes or until the mixture becomes the consistency of ice cream.
Step 6: You might like to wrap the bag in a tea towel or wear oven mitts while you’re shaking as it can get quite cold! It’s also a good idea to do this part outside as the water can drip out of the bag as the ice begins to melt.
Step 7: Once ready, remove the bag of ice cream and give it a wipe to remove the salt from the outside of the bag.
Step 8: You now have your own homemade ice cream.
Step 9: You can snip a hole in a corner of the bag and squeeze out the icecream into a bowl or cone or simply grab a spoon and start eating straight from the bag!
You can add pureed fruit, crushed biscuits, sweets or your favourite topping at step 1 for an endless variety of ice cream flavours!
This craft was created by Emma Rowe, who blogs at frog, goose and bear.