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How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

Don't Know How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag? We'll Tell You

Love ice cream? But dunno how to make it? Read the following article and you'll have the details of just that.
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Love ice cream and end up spending a bomb every time the urge to gorge on some strikes through? Why buy expensive brands of ice creams and splurge so much on them when you can easily make some at home? It involves a little bit of effort, but it's also a lot more healthy. Add to that the satisfaction of having made it at home and you'll have enough reason to try it out. The traditional way of making these is by using a specialized ice cream maker―but here's something that you may not know―ice creams can be made in a bag as well! So how does one go about making this happen? The following section will give you some simple recipes of how you can make these.
Vanilla Ice Cream (Basic Recipe)
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 6 tbsp. rock salt
  • Ice cubes (2-3 cups)
  • 1 plastic bag (pint size)
  • 1 plastic bag (gallon size)
  • Chocolate for flavoring
1. Take a bowl and mix the milk, sugar, and vanilla.
2. Once they have mixed well, put them in the pint-sized bag and seal the bag tightly.
3. In the gallon-sized bag, add the ice cubes and rock salt and mix well.
4. Place the smaller pint-sized bag in the bigger bag and seal shut.
5. Vigorously shake and move the bags about. You'll find that the mixture inside the pint-sized bag is turning into ice cream.
6. Continue shaking for 5-8 minutes till the mixture has completely solidified.
7. Then carefully remove the pint-sized bag from the bigger bag and open the seal.
8. Place the ice cream into a bowl and add chocolate flavorings in way of chips and syrup over the vanilla scoop.
9. ½ a cup of milk will make about a scoop of ice cream so you can either double the ingredients or use multiple bags simultaneously.
Vanilla Ice Cream With Whipped Cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups cream
  • 4 cups rock salt/coarse salt
  • 2-3 cups crushed ice
  • 1 plastic bag (pint size)
  • 1 plastic bag (gallon size)

1. Use a bowl and mix together the cream, milk, whipping cream, and sugar and stir well till the sugar has dissolved completely.
2. Take half of this mixture and pour into the smaller plastic bag and seal tight after carefully extracting the excess air out.
3. Take the bigger bag and add the crushed ice till it reaches about half way in the bag.
4. Add the salt into this ice.
5. Take the small pint-sized bag which has the mixture and place it into the bigger bag.
6. Seal shut after removing the excess air.
7. Start shaking the bag vigorously for the ice cream to form.
8. It should take less than 10 minutes for the mixture to solidify. If after 10 minutes the ice cream hasn't formed, then add more salt and ice to the outer bag and shake for 5 minutes again.
9. After the ice cream has formed, open the outer bag and slowly remove the smaller bag. Wipe it clean before opening the bag.
10. Place the ice cream into a bowl and garnish with rose syrup, chocolate syrup or cashews and pistachios.
This is one of the simplest, most effective, and fastest ways of making ice cream for yourself, and it's so simple that many schools use this as a very popular science experiment to teach kids the basics of science.