How to make ice cream in a bag. {Kid's Science Project}

Vanilla Ice Cream made in a Ziploc bag.

This is a tutorial on how to make homemade icecream in a ziploc bag! It's actually easy, and tastes amazing. I learned this at the Whole Foods free Kid's Club this past summer.

I went to the very first Kid's Club activity at Whole Foods with my friend RealPoshMom and her little boy to check it out. We made "Ice Cream in a Bag". Which was surprisingly easy, and actually worked.

Ice cream is tasty, even if it comes out of a Ziploc bag. 

Ice Cream in a Bag
Whole Milk (chocolate if you want chocolate ice cream)
Vanilla (if you are using white milk to make vanilla ice cream, you need to add a teaspoon)
Sugar (if you are using white milk to make vanilla ice cream, you need to add a teaspoon or two)
Rock Salt
A Ziploc Freezer Bag
A Container with a lid (like a veggie container from Whole Foods, a Coffee Can, a tupperware etc.)

1. Pour a cup or two of milk in your freezer bag. Add vanilla and sugar if you are making vanilla ice cream. If you are making chocolate ice cream, you just need chocolate milk in a bag.

*It is important that you use whole milk for this project, because it's the fat content that makes it work.

2. Seal the bag.

3. In your lidded container, put in about 1/4 cup of rock salt, then put in about a cup of ice.

4. Put your sealed bag into the container on top of the ice/salt mixture, and put the lid on.

5. Shake the container for about 10 minutes. If you need to stop after 5 and add more ice because it has already melted, please do so. The lidded container will get REALLY cold, so you might want to hold it with a towel.

In about 10 minutes, your milk will freeze into ice cream. Yes, it really worked! You can eat it all right away, or store it in your freezer in a container and share it later. I ate all mine. And some of Posh Boy's.

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