Ziplock Baggie Ice Cream

@amybrezik (2123)
United States
August 14, 2010 8:31pm CST
I saw this idea of making ziplock baggie "ice cream" online early this month. I was looking for ideas to help my daughter's girl scout troop earn their "Make it Eat it" Try it, and saw this idea listed. What you'll need: 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk or half & half 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons rock salt 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc) 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag Ice cubes How to make it: Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy! Tips: A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy. Have any of you guys tried this? Is it eas easy as it sounds? And is there a certian way to flavor it? Or do you have any other ideas for the Make It Eat It Try it. My girl scout troop meets in a church so we don't really have access to a kitchen so I am looking for something like this idea to do, that would be fun for a bunch of a7 year olds!
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Hi, this is a great discussion, unfortunately mylot doesn't allow recipes DON'T Post jokes, recipes, etc. as discussions. This is a form of abuse and all recipes and jokes will be deleted if they are started as a discussion. That is what the guidelines say.... Now this may be allowed since it's more of a discussion but I thought I would let you know for future reference.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Hmm... didn't know that, have posted recipe discussions before and haven't had them deleted but thanks for letting me know
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
15 Aug 10
I have as well, that is, posted recipe discussions without them being deleted. It's still in the guidelines, and thought I'd share, though I believe that they may be pointing more towards those discussions that consist nothing but the recipe itself.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Thank you again for the information.
@dcollins (16)
• United States
15 Aug 10
I did this for my sons cub scout pack - but instead of using the baggies we borrowed one of those 'ice-cream-maker-balls' They are sold all over the place and pretty simple to use. After putting all the stuff into it, we played hot-potato with the ball and took turns rolling and shaking it. The boys were skeptical at first. Some of them are picky eatters. But i kept it simple vanilla flavor and they all were in awe of how well it turned out and how good it tasted. It was the perfect activity & snack for the Cub Scouts.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
15 Aug 10
I am so glad to hear that it turned out well. I was a bit nervous but so far I have heard only good things about it. I am going to this activity for sure!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
15 Aug 10
This ziplock ice cream treat looks like a good idea for any event. There are ways to get around not having a kitchen. you just have to improvise a bit. I think this would be a great idea for your daughter's scouting group. I would even like to try this for family get togethers. it looks like it could be a fun treat to make and to eat.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Thats for the insight, I will have to let you guys know how it turns out!
• United States
15 Aug 10
I use to make this all the time with my little brother (he brought the recipe home in kindergarten). We loved it. It is fun to make and pretty fast. Only issue we had was some plastic baggies break open too easily. This is one of those times the real Ziploc brand is best. Also, we always just used regular table salt.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Thanks for the advice! I will make sure to get real ziploc bags! And I am glad to know that the regular table salt works! Did you do any other flavors, or just vanilla?
• United States
15 Aug 10
Oh, when I was in high school our Chemistry teacher had us do that. Although I don't think its exactly the recipe we used, it came out more like frozen milk... milkshake like, but I think that's because we didn't use rock salt, just regular, I can't really recall what we did exactly, but I do remember doing something like that. However it came out good and you can even use chocolate or strawberry syrup instead of vanilla extract.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
15 Aug 10
I was wondering about using the syrup instead. That's a great idea, maybe I will take all three and let the girls decide what flavor they want to make! Thanks for the information it's good to know it works :)