For the little ones: Ice Cream In A Bag

If you’re not on Twitter, then you probably missed what happened last week when I picked up the hummingbird from preschool on Thursday. Her teacher told me that the summer program was ending that day and the fall session wouldn’t start until 2 weeks. This was my reaction….


The hummingbird has been in preschool for a few days a week since February of 2012 and I’ve gotten so used to having some time to get things done around the house, run errands, etc. When I found that she would be home for 2 weeks, I was racking my brain trying to figure out how I was going to keep my 4 year-old busy the whole day.

So, I took to Pinterest.


I actually found things to keep her occupied. Although, it may not last long and then the rest of the time I get to hear I’M BORED.

One of the things we did earlier this week was make ice cream. We went outside with the bag and shook it around and played catch. Sure, I did most of the work but the hummingbird loved it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tsp. of vanilla

2 1/2 tps. granulated sugar

6 tablespoons coarse kosher salt



In a quart size ziplock bag, add the above ingredients. Make sure most of the air is out and knead the bag, mixing everything together. Fill a gallon size ziplock bag halfway with ice and add the coarse kosher salt.

Close the bag and mix the ice and salt together by shaking the bag around. Open the bag back up and put the quart size bag in the middle of the ice. I doubled up on both bag sizes just to be safe.

Here’s where the fun comes in. Take the bag outside and shake it up, toss it around, play catch… whatever keeps the bag moving for about 5-10 minutes. It only took 5 mins for us.

Then, grab some spoons and scoop the ice cream out and enjoy.

After that, watch your kid run around in circles while laughing because of the sugar high.



*Anna Begins

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6 Responses to For the little ones: Ice Cream In A Bag

  1. Erin Ahrens August 29, 2013 at 09:44 #

    I did that this summer, too! However, tasted bad since we used half and half. (I was being frugal and frugal cost a great dessert since we had to add a ton of chocolate syrup and sprinkles to make it edible.) Full fat is the way to go… yours’ even looks better! Yummo!

    • Elle August 29, 2013 at 13:03 #

      Oh yeah, the heavy whipping cream makes a difference. It’s not the best ice cream I’ve ever had but for something that takes about 5 minutes to make, it’s pretty good. 🙂
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  2. Erin Draper August 29, 2013 at 10:31 #

    We just did this! My boys kept asking for that obnoxious “ice cream magic” thing on tv. (I showed them that mommy is magic.) Love the hummingbird’s ice cream shakin’ face. 😉


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