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5 minute Homemade Ice Cream Experiment

Homemade Ice Cream is a fun, edible craft to do with your kids. Easy to make and delicious to eat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword edible craft, homemade ice cream, ice cream craft, ice cream in a baggie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving



  • 1 pint sized zipper top bag
  • 1 gallon sized zipper top bag
  • Ice
  • 6 tablespoons salt

Ice Cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • Fill the gallon size bag half full with ice. Add the salt to the ice and seal the bag.
  • Put the pint size bag into a glass, folding it over the top, so it will sit upright while you fill it.
  • Add the milk, sugar and vanilla to the pint size bag and seal the top completely.
  • Place the pint size bag into the larger one and seal again.
  • Shake the bag until the milk mixture becomes ice cream, about 5 minutes.
  • Take the smaller bag out of the larger bag and wipe the ice and salt from the outside.
  • Open the bag and enjoy the ice cream with a spoon


Try adding some flavorings: pureed strawberry, mint extract, mini chocolate chips or chocolate syrup.