Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies

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Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies

My kids are ice cream fanatics, well who am I kidding? My whole family loves ice cream. It’s one of my biggest weaknesses! Which is the biggest reason that we can’t buy it during our grocery shopping trips. A carton of ice cream in my home is as good as gone in 2-3 days.

Every once in a while my kids will ask for a small cup of ice cream and who am I to deny them? So we decided to try out the recipe for ice cream in a bag.

Making ice cream in a bag is a great way to get active in the kitchen with kids, make a little science experiment and get a tasty treat in the end.

Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies

Ice Cream in a Bag is very simple to make, here is what you need:

  • 2 Zip lock bags – One in a gallon size and the other in a sandwich bag size
  • 1/2 Cup Milk or if you prefer a creamier texture, use Half and Half
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Small handful, chopped up, Skippers from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates (They are just like M&M’s, but nut free!)
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup or if you are hardcore like us, Magic Shell!
  • 3 tbsp salt – any salt will work, rock salt or sea salt will work best
  • 3 cups crushed ice

Directions

  1. Grab your sandwich sized bag and add the milk, sugar and vanilla. Seal it up tight and set it aside.
  2. In your Gallon sized bag, add 3 cups of crushed ice and 3 tbsp of salt. You can use any salt, rock or sea salt will work best. If you use regular salt, just note that your processing time may take a bit longer.
  3. Put your smaller, sealed up, bag into the bag of ice/salt and then close the top.
    Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies
  4. Shake! Shake! Shake!! Let the kids do it, saves your arm muscles and it’s a ton of fun for them. Shake for a good 5-10 minutes, depending on what kind of salt you used, until the liquid mixture has formed into something solid.
    Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies
  5. When done shaking, your ice cream will look like this. I used skim milk for our ice cream, if you want a thicker and creamier texture then try something like half and half.Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies

Scoop it out and enjoy!!!

A single serving of ice cream with simple ingredients and no leftovers to pig out on :)

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19 thoughts on “Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe With Nut-Free Chocolate Candies

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm
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    I love making ice cream with the kids. We try to do it about once a month. Reply
  • May 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm
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    Isn't this fun??? We always do this with the kids and they LOVE it... thanks for a great reminder and your pictures are too cute.... Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm
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    Ice cream in a bag is such a fun treat. I've made it with my kids before and they really enjoyed it. Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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    I need to save this recipe for hot nights during the summer! What a fun way to make ice cream for the kids! Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm
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    OH my goodness, i used to make ice cream like this all the time as a kid! In fact it was even my 7th grade science project I had to show in front of the entire class. I was assigned "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction" law. Lol. Everyone remembered that law after my ice cream demonstration. It was awesome. I can't believe I haven't done this with my kids yet. I need to remedy that! Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm
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    Wow what a great idea! I never knew that you could make ice cream like that, I thought you had to have a machine! Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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    This is such fun idea. I didn't know you could make ice cream in a bag. Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm
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    Wow, I have to try this!! Or maybe not... I am kind of an ice cream addict!! Looks too easy for me! ;) Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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    I have never made ice cream in a bag but I know a ton have, it looks delicious!!! Reply
  • May 2, 2014 at 9:40 am
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    I have never seen home made ice cream done this way. Great way for the kids to be involved! Reply
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