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7-Minute Vanilla Ice Cream In A Plastic Bag

I have been making this ice cream since I was in junior high. I knew how an ice cream machine worked, and I didn’t see why I couldn’t recreate that on a much smaller scale.

The salt makes the ice even colder, and that helps to freeze the milk, sugar, and vanilla into an ice cream that tastes just like snow cream. YUM!!

This takes about 5 to 8 minutes to make, depending on how frozen you want your ice cream.

What You Need To Make The Ice Cream In A Bag

  • 1 Cup Milk (The higher the fat content, the better)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Additional Things You Will Need:

  • 1 Sandwich Size Zip-Up Bag
  • 1 Gallon Size Zip-Up Bag
  • Up to 3 Cups of Ice
  • 1/4 Cup of Salt

These Things Aren’t Essential, But They Make Your Frozen Creation So Much Better:

  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Ice Cream Topping — Chocolate, Caramel, or Strawberry
  • Peanuts
  • Maraschino Cherries

Here’s How You Make The Ice Cream In A Bag

Pour the milk, vanilla, and sugar into the sandwich size bag. Squeeze as much air as you can out of the baggie, and then seal it shut.

Get the gallon size bag. Fill it about 3/4 of the way with ice. Pour the salt on top of the ice, and shake it a bit to disperse the salt.

Put the sealed sandwich bag of milk into the gallon bag of ice, and gently work the bag down into the middle of the bag.

Now shake, rattle, and roll the bag. The ice will get COLD, that is normal.

You are going to shake and roll the bag around for about 5 to 7 minutes, depending on how frozen you want the ice cream.

When the time is up, gently take the sandwich baggie out of the gallon bag. Open up the sandwich bag, and you will have vanilla ice cream!!!!

If you want, you can top the ice cream with one of the optional ingredients above, or go rogue, and pick your OWN topping.

You can even be BOLD, and give your ice cream a flavor. Add some chocolate syrup to the milk, and you have chocolate ice cream. Add diced fruit to the milk, and you have your favorite fruity ice cream. You can even add a handful of cotton candy to the milke, and well, you get it.

Let us know what flavor YOU come up with — or just go with the vanilla. It’s my FAVORITE.

Here is the printable recipe, below.

7-Minute Vanilla Ice Cream

7-Minute Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

How to make 7-Minute vanilla ice cream in a baggie.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk (The higher the fat content, the better)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Pour the milk into the sandwich size bag.
  2. Add the vanilla and the sugar to the milk.
  3. Squeeze as much air as you can out of the baggie, and then seal it shut.
  4. Fill a gallon sized zip bag about 3/4 of the way with ice.
  5. Pour the salt on top of the ice, and shake it a bit to disperse the salt.
  6. Put the sealed sandwich bag of milk into the gallon bag of ice.
  7. Gently work the smaller down into the middle of the larger bag.
  8. Seal the gallon sized bag.
  9. Shake or roll the bag on a flat surface for 5 to 7 minutes.
  10. When the time is up, gently take the sandwich baggie out of the gallon bag. Open up the sandwich bag, and you will have vanilla ice cream!!!!

Notes

You will also need:

  • 1 Sandwich Size Zip-Up Bag
  • 1 Gallon Size Zip-Up Bag
  • Up to 3 Cups of Ice
  • 1/4 Cup of Salt

You can top it with:

  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Ice Cream Topping -- Chocolate, Caramel, or Strawberry
  • Peanuts
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • OR choose your own topping!

You can change the flavor of the ice cream by adding chocolate syrup of diced up fruit to the milk mixture. OR be BOLD, and make your own flavor. The ideas are only limited by your imagination.

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