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Ice Cream in a Bag with Lesson Plan for Preschool
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Ice Cream in a Bag

No ice cream maker is needed to make delicious homemade ice cream. This is not only a delicious treat but a really fun activity for kids.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream in a bag
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 244kcal
Author Two Pink Peonies


  • Large gallon size ziplock bag
  • Quart size ziplock bag
  • Oven mitts (to keep hands warm)


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups ice
  • cup kosher salt

Toppings (optional)

  • fresh fruit
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel syrup


  • In the smaller bag, add the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Seal the bag and remove as much excess air as possible.
  • In the larger bag, add the kosher salt and ice.
  • Using oven mitts (to keep your hands warm) shake the bag for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the bag and serve with optional toppings if desired.