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!
Ice cream in a bag
Mix together your favorite ice cream recipe in a quart ziplock bag; seal and shake well.
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!
Summer activity for preschoolers
In a galloon ziplock bag add 6-8 cups ice and 1/2 cup rock salt.
how to make homemade ice cream in a bag
Now put the ice cream bag inside the galloon size ice bag. Zip closed.
Homemade ice cream in a bag
Now shake the bag for 15 minutes or so.
Hint: Remember bags can split open if dropped.
Make Ice Cream in a Bag
Keep shaking until you get your desired consistency (soft serve to firm).
It is ready to serve! YUM!
Ice cream in a bag for kids
Scoop out ice cream into 5-6 bowls and enjoy!
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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!
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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!
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- Cute, Hands-on Ice Cream Number Bonds Practice
- Printable Digraph Activity scooping Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Compound Words Activity
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