Ice-Cream in a Ziplock Bag in Se7en Steps!

We have made ice-cream before on this blog and nearly all our birthday cakes are made from ice-cream, but what about this: Ice-cream in a ziplock bag? Believe it or not? This one sure has the WOW-Factor. I found it in Family Fun years ago and tried it with limited success (I didn’t use enough ice!) but then I watched this movie from instructables, and if you can get past the vegetable marketing, it gives a great demo.

Let’s Meet the Players:


You will need se7en things:

  • 1 large ziplock bag
  • 1 small ziplock bag
  • 1 tub of cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 or two tablespoons of castor sugar
  • Enough ice cubes to half full your large ziplock bag
  • 1 cup of granular salt.

Let’s play the Game:

  • Step 1: Mix together the cream, vanilla essence and castor sugar in a jug.


  • Step 2: Pour into the smaller ziplock bag and seal it shut.


  • Step 3: Fill your large ziplock with ice.


  • Step 4: Add the salt to the ice.


  • Step 5: Pop your small sealed bag of ice cream mixture into your large bag and seal the large bag too.


  • Step 6: Now you are ready to shake, rattle and roll.


    Some people come better prepared than others!


  • Step 7: Between five and ten minutes of the great shake you will have some delicious soft serve. Which didn’t last long enough for a glamorous picture.


That’s it – Have Fun!

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