A DIY for the Kids: Strawberry Ice Cream in a Bag
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Have you ever tried to make ice cream in a bag? This awesome little DIY project is perfect to keep the kids busy on a hot summer day! (Vanilla is super easy to make but you’ll definitely want to kick the fun up a notch with this Strawberry Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe!)
Happy Tuesday, I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Holiday! The weather for us has been grey and rainy (thank goodness for the rain, we’ve been in a terrible drought.) But, with the rain, our Memorial Day plans were canceled and I had a couple of bored and very unhappy children on my hands.
I really hated having to break the bad news to them, since part of our plans included a sleepover with cousins… (Oh the tears and the drama!)
Luckily, I had a few ideas to banish those tears and entertain my little guys.
Strawberry Ice Cream in a Bag
Have you ever made ice cream in a bag?
My kids loved making ice cream this way, and we hadn’t done this since last summer. So it was time to break out the rock salt and ziplock bags for this awesome little project!
This fun and delicious little project is a tiny bit messy, so I do recommend doing it outside. It’s so worth it, I promise!
Looks amazing right? ( I can’t wait to try this with mint and chocolate chips!)
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How to Make Strawberry Ice Cream in a Bag
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup half n half or milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbs of pureed strawberries (If you want plain vanilla, just leave out the strawberries)
- 3 tbsp of sugar (possibly less if you prefer your ice cream less sweet)
- rock salt
- gallon size Ziploc bag
- quart size Ziploc bag
- kitchen towel
- Mix together the milk, cream, vanilla, sugar and strawberries in the quart size bag. Close the bag and be sure it is completely sealed. (Be careful not to get any strawberry puree in the “zippers”.)
- Fill the gallon-size bag 3/4 the way full of ice and add about 1/4 cup of rock salt to the bag of ice.
- Place the smaller bag of ice cream ingredients into the larger gallon bag and seal the bag.
- Wrap the kitchen towel around the bag and get to shaking the the bags like crazy for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the ice cream is ready.
- Open the bags carefully, you don’t want any ice water in your ice cream! Serve immediately and enjoy.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
How much does this make? Can’t wait to make it! 🙂
Makes about a cup, good luck!
I've just pinned this-your recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.
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I love making ice cream in a bag! Yum! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls
So fun!! Can't wait to try this with my tween! Thanks for sharing on the #mondayfundayparty !
oh my heavens, that looks absolutely scrumptious. I want some right now!! lol
This looks delicious! I just started a linkup for garden harvest recipes called Eating Inside the Box! It would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please add any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you'd like! Enjoy the harvest!
That sounds like such fun and a great way to entertain the kids. Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday.
It's nice, too, that it's not loaded with chemicals. Thanks.
Noreen at craftyjournal.com
wow i had no idea you could make ice cream like this! I can see some fun times with the grandbabies coming up!
They will love it! We made 2 of these bags and there was plenty for my hubby and I to have some too. Plus it is a great way to use up fruit that is on the "verge"…
We used to do this as kids. I havent done it in years though… will be trying it again soon! Thanks! zoe
Oh, that looks fun! And good exercise that I would actually want to do, hee hee!
This looks like a fun kid project! Pinned!! Thank you.
i love strawberry ice cream! i am definitely trying this one!
Pinned and stumbled…yum!
This looks divine… THe only thing I'm lacking is the heavy cream, so once I pick that up, I'll make these. Pinned! Oh and I found you via A Pretty Life's link party today.
Thanks! I don't always use heavy cream. Sometimes I just use milk and half n half. It's still good, just less creamy.
I love this idea! Mt kids are going to love doing this this summer.
Yum.Yum.Yummy!! I'm gonna try it this way 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
This looks like it would be a lot easier
than the traditional way of making ice cream.
Thanks for sharing your tips.
Pinning this one for summer afternoon activity and snack! Thanks!
Looks delicious! Pinning1
What a fun way to make ice cream. I'm definitely pinning!! Thank you so much!!