Wednesday 27 July 2016

Ice Cream in a bag....

One of the things on our Summer bucket list was to make Ice-Cream in a bag....Yes we could have went out and bought ice cream but where is the fun in that....

For one serving you need:

250ml single cream
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons chopped fresh strawberries
4 scoops ice cubes
4 tablespoons coarse salt

To make:

Put the cream, sugar, vanilla extract and strawberries in a resealable plastic bag. Press the air out of the bag and give it a shake to mix it....

Add the ice and salt to the 2nd bag and put the first bag into it....Press all of the air out and seal it.

Wrap bag in a towel and shake until the contents of the first bag thickens into soft ice cream. It took about 5 minutes of shaking for us to get what we did....

Rinse the 1st bag quickly under cold water to wash off salt.....Snip off the corner of the bag with the ice cream in and squeeze ice cream into a bowl.

It worked....It actually worked! We made ice cream in a plastic bag!! It could have done with a little more shaking but we know that for next time....

It tasted so good too....Not that I got to try much because the girls wolfed it down in minutes...

We did learn a few things: 

When you think you have added enough strawberries, add more....Ellie's could have done with a couple more.

Use strong bags to put the ice in or they will split with all the shaking....Next time we will double up and use two bags.

The salt on the ice makes it extra cold so do wrap the bags in a towel or it will hurt your hands.

We are planning to make more with different fruits and maybe even some chocolate!


  1. Oh I am going to try this! What a fab idea. Looks yummy too!! xx

  2. What a fab idea, thanks for sharing!

  3. Ohh I've never heard of this before, it sounds so simple but really fun for the kids, thanks. Mich x

    1. It is so simple and we had a great time. Thank you x

  4. Who knew you could make ice cream in a bag?! Can't wait to try this out !!

    1. I know! I saw the idea on Pinterest! hehehe

  5. Oh I've seen a video of this on Facebook recently and I thought it was genius! I'm so pleased it works! Going to give it a go now :D

    1. It was such fun! The girls are already asking to make more which we will soon x

  6. Oh I haven't heard of this before, but looks like loads of fun for the kids to get involved with.
    Will have to give this a go :) xx