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How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

You have to try this summer activity for kids! It is quick, easy, and FUN to make ice cream in a bag. Here is our favorite recipe plus step-by-step instructions for this kids activities .
How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag - Everyone should try this fun, easy, summer kids activities that is also a yummy snack! Add this to your summer bucket list or whip up this yummy summer dessert recipe for reunions or family camping trips #yummy #icecreaminabag #summeractivities

This is such a delicious summer treat and fun summer activity for kids all at the same time. You MUST try this!

How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

mix ice cream recipe in a quart bag

Mix together your favorite ice cream recipe in a quart ziplock bag; seal and shake well.

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3 ingredient ice cream in a bag

For a fantastic base recipe combine:

  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream (that’s 2 cups)
  • 1 TAB powdered sugar (or other sweetener)
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 2-3 TAB Pureed Fruit or Cocoa (optional)

Hint: You may want to double bag it to make sure it doesn’t leak!


put ice and rock salt in a galloon ziplock bag

Ice Cream in a Bag

In a galloon ziplock bag add 6-8 cups ice and 1/2 cup rock salt.

put ice cream inside galloon ice bag

Now  put the ice cream bag inside the galloon size ice bag. Zip closed.

ice cream in a bag summer activity for kids

Now shake the bag for 15 minutes or so.

Hint: Remember bags can split open if dropped.


blueberries and cream ice cream in a bag

Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe

Keep shaking until you get your desired consistency (soft serve to firm).

It is ready to serve! YUM!

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Scoop out ice cream into 5-6 bowls and enjoy!

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream free-ice-cream-summer-bucket-list Kids will love this fun using the free ice cream printable for this Ice Cream Themed Compound Words Activity. This fun summer themed literacy activity shas kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students add ice cream scoop words to create the compound word pictured on the ice cream cone. This is such a fun by Simply download pdf file with compound words exercises and you are ready to play and learn!

Ice Cream Printables

If you are looking for more ice cream activities to add to your ice cream theme of summer learning, check these out!

Ice Cream Place Value Matching Game ice cream addition task cards color matching ice cream activity

Free Ice cream Counting Cards

FREE Phonics Alphabet PUzzles FREE Popsicle Division Puzzles - super cute math activity to help 3rd grade and 4th grade kids have fun practicing math with a summer themed activity #icecream #division #mathgames FREE Alphabet Tracing Popsicles

Looking for more fun ways to learn this summer with popsicle themed activities? You will love these free printables:

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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