Fresh Fruit Ice Cream in a Baggie Recipe -
Fresh Fruit Ice Cream in a Baggie Recipe
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Fresh Fruit Ice Cream in a Baggie

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"Homemade ice cream without the ice cream freezer. Great for dorm rooms! Delicious way to use your fresh seasonal fruit."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Combine the half and half, sugar, vanilla, and strawberries in a quart size resealable plastic bag. Press the air out of the bag, seal, and shake bag to combine contents. Place the bag into a gallon sized zip top bag. Add the ice to the gallon bag, press the air out, and seal bag.
  2. Wrap bags in a hand towel. Shake continuously, until the contents of the small bag thickens into soft-serve ice cream, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse the small bag quickly under cold water to wash off salt. Lay the ice cream filled baggie on a flat surface. Use a wooden spoon handle to push the ice cream down to the bottom corner of the baggie. Snip off the corner, and squeeze ice cream into a bowl.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Try other mix-ins too...I like Torani® Irish Cream syrup and crushed Oreo® cookies.
  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt used in the freezing process. The salt is not consumed.

Reviews More Reviews

Sep 13, 2010

Step one should mention that you put the salt in with the ice... it took me a few minutes to figure it out (I'm trying to learn to cook, so not obvious to me) also had to google kosher salt versus iodized... iodized worked just fine. This was super yummy.... my husband thought I was a little goofy when he saw me shaking plastic bags around, but loved it once I was done :)

Dec 30, 2012

Another great way to get the kids involved is to use two metal coffee cans one small with the ice cream bag in it and one large with the salt and ice. Place the small can in the large can (make sure the lids on tight) and roll them on the floor back and forth. Not only is it easy for little ones to help; its not so cold on the hands.


11 Ratings

May 07, 2009

My kids used a recipe very similar to this in Pre-School. It was a great project for them, everyone had tons of fun. Surprisingly it works! Their arms got a little tired from all the shaking, but moms were on hand to help. You have to eat it fast, it melts quickly. Maybe if you put it in the freezer after, but then who wants to wait!

Jun 10, 2011

I promised my 4 year old a vanilla ice cream cone, but the local ice cream stand was closed! So in less than 15 minutes I whipped this up and I had one thrilled 4 year old. I only had whole milk on hand so I used that, was low on vanilla extract, so I added a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding mix, and I left out the strawberries. I'm sure the texture was changed a bit by using whole milk instead of half and half, but it was still delicious!

Mar 22, 2010

This recipe was so fun to make with my 4 year old niece! the ice cream wasn't bad either! it was however very hard to squeeze the ice cream out of the bag without hurting my hands too much because it was SO cold! that was the only downside to this recipe. Also after shaking for 5 minutes i put the ice cream in the freezer for about an hour or so and the ice cream still melted very fast, but tasted amazing!

May 17, 2010

This was so fun and kid friendly. And best of all it was delicious! This will become a tradition at our house.

Jul 09, 2012

My daughter had a blast making these! She did get tired quickly though, so I took advantage to workout my triceps and biceps lol.

Jun 01, 2015

amazing and really good


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  • Calories
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 22902 mg
  • 916%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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