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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Homemade Ice Cream in Ziploc Bags

We are in full swing of summer, the kids are out of school, it is hot outside and we are ready for ice cream. Our community is doing this great program called Heber City Unplugged, maybe your community is doing it as well. If not it is something to look into.

The goal of the Unplugged program is to keep kids off of electronics over the summer and get the kids out in the community where they can earn brag tags and get entered into drawings for cash. We have gotten six tags so far and one of them was for making homemade ice cream. I don't have an ice cream maker. We were going to go over to my girlfriends and make it there but it didn't happen. I went online to see what I could do without an ice cream maker and I have to share with you all what I found. 

Some of you this may be old news, but new to us and we had a blast making it! There are tons of recipes and ideas on the Internet so feel free to look around for other recipes and ideas and please share. I can't wait to do this when we go camping. My 7 year old told me they did this in his class this year. I really enjoy the idea of adding Essential Oils for flavoring. Tangerine is what we used here, but you could use peppermint for mint ice cream, lemon or wild orange for citrus flavors. 

The Recipe

We doubled this recipe, the recipe below is for a single serving. You will probably have all the ingredients so you can make it anytime. 
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream (we used Raw Milk, you can do 1/2 and 1/2 or what ever you'd like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or 1 tablespoon cocoa (add anything you want at this point, chocolate chips, nuts, Carmel, marsh mellows etc.)
  • 1-2 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons salt
  • 1 Quart size Ziploc Bag
  • 1 Gallon size Ziploc Bag


Put milk, vanilla, Tangerine Essential Oil and sugar into a pint or quart-sized freezer bag. Seal well.

Fill a large, gallon-sized freezer bag 1/2 with ice. Add the salt. (rock salt recommended.)

Put the smaller bag into the larger bag and seal.

Shake and mix until the ice cream thickens, about 7-10 minutes. You can also let the kids gently throw the bag back and forth to help mix the ice cream. The bag gets very cold, so you might want to use towels or ski gloves to hold it.
Makes 1 serving.

Finished ice cream in bag, eat right from bag or put in a bowl

Yum. My kids really enjoyed this and so did I. 


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