Summer Activity- Ice Cream In A Bag | The Milton Moms

This is such a fun and easy activity that kids can do with little to no supervision. They will be so impressed with what they made. I was certainly impressed too!


You need:

a big container with lid (you could also use a ziploc bag instead)

ziplock bag- we used the gallon size

about 1/4 kosher salt

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 cup of cream or milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

lots of ice




Prepare your container by dumping in the ice- use enough to cover the bottom. Sprinkle salt generously on top of the ice and shake it around a bit. In the ziplock bag, mix together your cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Make sure you get all the air out of the bag and seal it tightly!

Place the bag into your container and put the lid on top. Then shake! Everyone take turns shaking for 10-15 minutes. We checked periodically throughout mixing to make sure we were doing it right and the kids were SO excited to see the progress. When you are done, make sure you rinse the bag with water, and your hands too. You would be surprised how fast that salt can spread 🙂 Taste your results and enjoy!


We got this idea and adapted it from the best idea for kids!

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