How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag with Kids. Nancy Mock Updated: May. 29, 2020. You can have homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker. Here's what to know about making ice cream in a bag! Nancy Mock for Taste of Home. There’s nothing quite like homemade ice cream on a hot summer day. You can make ice cream in a plastic bag as a fun science project. The best part is you don't need an ice cream maker or even a freezer. This is a fun and tasty food science project that explores freezing point depression. How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag. This is such a fun activity for kids in the summer! And if you’re low on ice cream in your freezer, it’s a great way to make your own treat! Kids can help shake the bags and of course finish off the ice cream. Ice Cream in a Bag Ingredients. You only need 5 ingredients to make ice cream in a bag: Forget the ice cream maker or old fashioned churning that can take so long. You won't believe how easy this single-serving recipe is! All you need are two Ziploc bags, your hands, and the proper. How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag: Skill Level Easy What You'll Need Ice Cubes 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup Kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pint-size ziplock bag 1 gallon-size ziplock bag Any of your favorite ice cream mixins Serves 1 You don't need a fancy ice cream maker to make ice cream at home. All you need is a plastic baggie and 15 minutes. Top with any of your favorite topping and enjoy homemade ice cream instantly! How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag. First, watch our quick 1-minute video to see how to make ziplock bag ice cream, then keep reading for photo step-by-step directions. Click video to play: Open a quart size bag and add sugar, half and half, vanilla extract and chocolate syrup. When the kids want ice cream, let them make it in a bag with a kids' recipe including milk, cream, and sugar, plus some time and patience! Here is how to make ice cream in a bag without even using a freezer! Cheap, easy, yummy, and guaranteed to satisfy. This recipe is good for one person and can be eaten straight out of the bag--or have this recipe ready in bulk to add to any party; every kid will surely have a blast making their own ice cream.