Dessert Ice Cream Kids Activities Recipes Summer

How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

Do you know how to make ice cream in a bag? This delicious summer activity for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! You can whip up a batch of this yummy ice cream in a bag with just 4 ingredients. Not only is this a delicious summer treat, but it is a fun summer activity for preschoolers too!
Do you know how to make ice cream in a bag? This delicious summer activity for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! You can whip up a batch of this yummy ice cream in a bag with just 4 ingredients. Not only is this a delicious summer treat, but it is a fun summer activity for preschoolers too!

How to make ice cream in a bag

This is such a delicious summer treat and fun summer activity for kids all at the same time. You will be amazed how simple it is when I show you how to make homemade ice cream in a bag! Our ice cream in a bag recipe usese just a handful of real ingredients you may already have in your kitchen! This yummy ice cream recipe is as fun to make as it is too eat!  You MUST try this ice cream in a bag recipe! Plus this is a great preschool summer activity to add to your summer bucket list ideas!

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

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Ice cream in a bag recipe

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

Summer activity for preschoolers

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

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

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Homemade ice cream in a bag

Now shake the bag for 15 minutes or so.

Hint: Remember bags can split open if dropped.


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Make Ice Cream in a Bag

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

It is ready to serve! YUM!

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Ice cream in a bag for kids

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

Helping children gras the concept of solid liquid gas for kids is tricky - students learn best by seeing and touching and you can't do either with gas. This states of matter for kids project allows you to EASILY introduce  the 3 states of matter for kids using balloons! This solid liquid gas kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up is perfect for summer learning, science lesson, and more. WE've also included a wy to turn this into a density experiment for kids as well!Plus don't miss the printable states of matter worksheet pdf to explore the concept further! two simple water cycle activities to help you teach about water cycle for kids. These science projects help you teach your littles all about the water cycle on the earth. Start with the water cycle experiment which provides a great way to see how water turns to gas and back into a liquid again. Then try our water cycle craft to help kids to reinforce the water life cycle. These are both fun ways to learn about the water cycle for kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade science.   Have you ever tried making a Rainbow in a Jar project? If you haven't tried this classic density experiment, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make with a few common household items! This rainbow science experiment is so pretty and will amaze your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Try this rainbow experiment as part of a weather theme, St Patricks Day activity, a rainbow theme or a spring activity for kids.  Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE.

Solid liquid Gas examples for kids

Explore states of matter further with these fun projects:

With 2 simple ingredients you have in your kitchen you can quickly and easily make your own plastic milk! Kids are going to be super impressed with this fun, hands-on Milk Plastic project! With this very simple science experimentfor kids, you can turn milk into plastic! This milk and vinegar experiment is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too .Simply print pdf file with milk and vinegar experiment worksheet and you are ready to start this fun science experiment with milk! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! WOW your kids with this Watermelon Volcano! This summer activity for kids is a great way to sneak in a science experient. Kids are going to love this crazy cool bouncy egg experimert! Children will be amazed by this egg experiment where they will literally dissolve the shell of a raw egg to create a bouncy egg. This bouncy egg vinegar project is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. Plus our version of this egg in vinegar experiment has a fun, colorful twist!

Food science experiments for kids

Use items commonly in your kitchen to try these food experiments for kids, but note they are NOT all edible!

Have you ever tried making a Rainbow in a Jar project? If you haven't tried this classic density experiment, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make with a few common household items! This rainbow science experiment is so pretty and will amaze your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Try this rainbow experiment as part of a weather theme, St Patricks Day activity, a rainbow theme or a spring activity for kids.  Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Candy science is a fantastic way to demonstrate scientific principles using something kids love, candy! With these simple Colorful Candy Science Experiments, the biggest challenge is not eating all of your science supplies. These easy science projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

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

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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