How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag
You can make ice cream in a bag by combining the rock and salt method that old-fashioned ice cream makers used with the modern Zip-loc bag.
Once you've got this ready, prepare the ice cream base according to the recipe, right up to where it says to churn it in your ice cream maker. Then:
This method has the additional benefit that all that dancing helps you work up an appetite and burns off some of the calories you’ll get from the ice cream. What could be better?
Make ice cream in a bag with kidsThis is a great party activity or even classroom activity. Here’s a simple, fast recipe to use with this method that makes just enough ice cream for one child. Make sure each child has the following:
1/2 cup cream or milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 cups ice
6 Tbsps salt
2 1-quart size re-sealable bags
1 1-gallon size re-sealable freezer bag
1 thick towel or 1 pair of gloves
One word of caution: don’t do this over carpeting, just in case a bag leaks.
If you’re doing this with kids, don’t forget your camera to catch some great snap shots as they dance and churn away!
For a visual explanation, here’s a cute video that explains the process. The recipe’s a bit different from the one above, but you’ll get the idea.
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