Plastic Bag Ice Cream

Prep time
10 Minutes
Total Time
20 Minutes
1 ratings

No, it doesnít TASTE like a plastic bag; itís made IN a plastic bag. Thatís means thereís no machine and no fuss. Itís a fun, hands-on way to shake up your next party. Recipe contributor Shannon Jackson Arnold created it for her book, Everybody Loves Ice Cream: The Whole Scoop on Americaís Favorite Treat. She writes, ďFor a crowd, consider getting enough plastic bags, ice and rock salt for each person to make their own.Ē The ice cream will be soft and will taste oh-so-good.


  • Ice Cream
  • 12 cup Organic Valley Half and Half
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Supplies
  • 2 one-quart sealable plastic freezer bags
  • 1 one-gallon sealable plastic freezer bag
  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • 12 cup rock salt
  • Gloves or a towel


1. Place half & half, sugar and vanilla in a one-quart plastic bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal tightly. Shake vigorously to ensure sugar is completely dissolved. Double-bag the first bag with a second one.


2. Place these bags inside a gallon-size bag. Add crushed ice and rock salt to the outer gallon-size bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal tightly. Place the bag inside a towel or put on gloves. Shake and massage the bag to work the ice around the ice cream mixture. When mixture firms up (in about 5-10 minutes), remove the quart bag from salt and ice. Serve immediately.

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Kelli from Washington on July 16th, 2011
My chemistry teacher in high school taught us this method. It was a tasty chemistry experiment, and so FUN!
Sr. Regina from Philippines on July 13th, 2011
Very interesting and simple procedures in making ice cream! Great! I'll try to locate the nearest Organic valley outlet to get half and half and other ingredients.

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