I'm always looking for fun, easy projects to do with the kids. This one was so fun, we've done it several times.
I made ice cream in a tin can in science when I was a kid and loved it so I knew the kids would love this too!
My 11 year old got all 5 bags of ice ready. Then every one got a turn pouring the ice cream ingredients into their baggie.
Oh, we totally added chocolate. It wasn't in the original recipe but we HAD to have chocolate. I'd say we added about a tablespoon or 2 of chocolate. The kids had their hands on it so some bags got more chocolate than others!
Now for the fun part! Shaking the bag! They basically just tossed the bag around and around. The littler ones had a slightly harder time shaking it and it didn't get quite as thick. It was so funny, the little ones didn't believe me that the "chocolate milk" would turn into ice cream!
Boy were they surprised! They all loved it! Of course.
I tried to explain how it worked but they were too busy eating it to care!
It was so fun and we'll be doing it again for sure!!
This is an AWESOME after school project that we will for sure be doing as a treat!
Homemade Ice Cream in a Baggie
Adapted from Always Look Up
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/8 tsp. vanilla
6 tbsp. rock salt
2 sandwich sized ziplock baggie
1 gallon sized ziplock baggie
Fill the gallon sized bag 1/2 full of ice and add the rock salt. Put milk, vanilla and sugar into 1 small bag. Seal. Put that bag into the other sandwich bag. Seal. I do this so it won't rip open with the ice. Shake vigorously until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 - 10 minutes depending how much it is shaken. Wipe off the top of the ice cream bag, then open it carefully. Pour into a bowl and enjoy.
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.