5-Minute Kid-Friendly Ice Cream

5-Minute Kid-Friendly Ice Cream

- in 2014 Editions, Food, July 2014, Magazine

No need for an ice cream maker with this recipe that uses ingredients — and equipment — you’re likely to have on hand already. For this fun recipe, each person creates his or her own ice cream using plastic bags.

Recipe for One Serving


4 cups ice cubes

1 cup milk, half and half, or cream

1/2 cup salt (you can use table salt but larger rock salt is best)

1-1/2 tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract



1 pint-sized sealable (freezer) plastic bag

1 gallon-sized sealable (freezer) plastic bag



Pour the milk, sugar and vanilla into the pint-sized plastic bag. Seal, making sure there are no leaks.

Place the ice cubes into the gallon-sized plastic bag along with the salt. Next, put the smaller bag into the large one and seal tightly.

Have your child shake the bags for five minutes or until his or her icy treat gets to the right consistency.

You can add in extra ingredients like nuts, candies and more once the mixture has become more solid.



About the author

I’m a freelance writer, recipe developer, and—most importantly—mother of three. My work has appeared in KIWI, Parenting, Parents, Relish, USAA Magazine, BabyZone.com, BettyConfidential.com, and Yahoo Shine!. I’m currently a contributing editor for MetroParent magazine, the regional parenting publication of the greater Detroit area.

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