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Ice Cream can be made in 2 plastic bags in just 10 minutes.


This is a super recipe for the young and the young at heart. It’s educational, fun and delicious! Set up a selection of toppings, add spoons, and eat right out of the bag!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1


  • You will need 1 Gallon size zip-top bag and one quart size zip-top bag for each person making ice cream.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar Splenda or another sweetener is fine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 quart size zip-close bag
  • 1 gallon size zip-close bag
  • 3 –4 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup rock salt optional


  • Mix all ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the ice cream base into the smaller bag. Make sure the bag is sealed tight.
    Place the small bag into the larger one. Add enough ice to the large bag so that it surrounds the one with the ice cream base. Add salt, trying to get it well distributed with the ice. The salt makes the ice melt more slowly.
    Massage the bag gently for 8 to ten minutes, taking care not to burst the seal on your smaller bag. The ice cream base will firm up to a soft-serve consistency. Add more ice if needed. 
    Remove the ice cream bag. Rinse the salt off the outside, add toppings. 
    Get a spoon and Enjoy right from the bag!