Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe

I love this recipe for a few reasons. It is easy to make. The kids love it, but seriously who doesn’t love ice cream. And it is a project that kills some time. Perfect for when the kids are driving you up the wall on those long summer days or when they have friends over and you hear the dreaded, “We’re bored.”

Aside from the rock salt, you probably already have everything you need at your house right now.

Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe

How To Make Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag

This yummy Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag is a 5 ingredient recipe where you can easily whip up a bag of decadent ice cream in the comforts of your own home. It's truly a versatile dish with the freedom to add in your desired toppings on a creamy ice cream made from scratch!

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 1 cup half and half, or milk, or chilled canned coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, (omit if using coconut milk)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 tbsp rock salt

For the Toppings:

  • mini chocolate chips, optional
  • peanut butter, drizzle in and optional
  • cocoa powder, omit vanilla and optional


  1. Pour the milk and vanilla extract into a quart sized Ziploc bag. Add in the sugar.

  2. In a gallon sized ziploc bag, fill it with ice. Add the rock salt to the ice bag and shake it up a bit.

  3. Zip the bag of milk and place it into the bag of ice. Tightly seal the bag of ice.

  4. Shake for 5 minutes until the milk has hardened.

  5. Remove the milk bag and sprinkle in the toppings.

  6. Grab your spoon and have a bite of your delicious Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag!


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 75mg
  • Calories: 90kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 79mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 7013mg
  • Vitamin A: 214IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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