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Make Ice Cream in a Bag

It's a dessert! It's a science project! It's way cool fun for kids.

Let the kids shake up their own ice cream, and sneak in a little brain food while they're at it.

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Jul. 4, 2009 10:53 am
I am having a ball copying recipes for summer but I have to say the making ice cream in a bag is going to be a smash. I just finished printing it and I can hardly wait to get with my 2 grandkids to have some "Homemade Ice Cream Fun" with them. I remember old fashined ice cream extravaganzas at family picnics. This won't be quite the same but the togetherness and fun will be there. Thank you for creating this. I made a copy for my friend but wish I could send this to my friend in NH to do Linzi
Jul. 17, 2009 8:18 am
I just printed this and i can't wait to try it.Sounds like a lot of fun for the grandchildren and me.
Aug. 5, 2009 12:59 pm
sounds like fun
Jan. 7, 2010 2:12 pm
Im impress and want to try this recipe..........I hope enjoy it and my kids can too.
Apr. 25, 2010 2:06 pm
its a great way to get the whole family involved ,,,,,it will be lots of fun......
Jun. 27, 2010 8:42 pm
I made this with my 7 yr old granddaughter for our girl scout science project and it worked and was very good. This is a project that all kids will want to do. Have fun and enjoy..
Jul. 15, 2010 9:27 pm
Has no one ever developed an ice cream recipe that uses Splenda instead of sugar? I'm sure I'm not the only Diabetic who feels left out. I know some people cheat and have sugar, but the risk is too high for me.
Jul. 28, 2010 11:00 am
Why not just swapp the sugar for splenda and see how it works out?
Janet Gentry 
Aug. 9, 2010 11:35 am
Another twist on the Girl Scouts "Tin Can Ice Cream"....will have to give it a try.
Feb. 23, 2011 4:37 pm
cant wait to try with a five year old
Jul. 10, 2011 2:38 am
Joan, I'm diabetic too, but just use truvia, or "stevia in the raw" or even agave nectar and get the same results. Don't make diabetes an excuse, look at it as a challenge to come up with creative solutions-especially with cooking. I'm a dyed in the wool foodie, and I've learned how to be creative with my cooking/baking, so I'm not deprived in any way!
May 4, 2012 8:41 pm
I absolutely love this article!!! With 4 small neices & nephew, they are always wanting ice cream and this is just so easy to do! And the kids love helping...thank you for the neat ideas and tips...oh yeah, and all the recipes to make varieties of ice cream...we're having a blast!! ?
Jun. 27, 2012 6:52 am
Hmmm...I don't use anything high fat..anyone tried yogurt or greek yogurt?
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