We made ice cream in a bag for the first time and it was a huge hit. Be sure to shake the bags outside because sometimes the outer bags spring a little leak. It’s really simple to make, so grab the few ingredients you need and have fun!
Ice Cream in a Bag
For each bag of ice cream you’ll need:
1 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarse salt or “ice cream” salt (you can use table salt)
Pour the first three ingredients into a pint-size ziplock bag and seal it tightly. Pour the salt into a gallon-size bag and then fill the bag halfway with ice cubes. Put the sealed smaller bag inside the gallon-size bag and seal it well. Shake the bags until the ice cream mixture hardens, about 5 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the ice cream gets firm and a little crystally. Remove the smaller bag, grab a spoon, and eat right out of the bag.