How To Make Ice Cream in a Ziplock Bag

Posted on Jul 3 2015 - 7:03am by Beth

How to make ice cream in a zip lock bag:

I haven't really met many people or children who don't love ice cream.  I bet your kids would love to learn how to make ice cream in a zip lock bag.  It's quick, it's easy, and it's a fun activity.  Aside from the fact that they'll get to eat ice cream, your child will learn too.  Depending on your child's age, you will need to adapt the lesson to his/her academic level.  You can incorporate math, science, and literacy skills into this exciting project. IMG_1727 IMG_1733 IMG_1768 IMG_1770 Objective: To teach children how to change a liquid to a solid Materials:  1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 8 tablespoons rock salt, ice, a pint or guart sized ziplock bag,  a gallon sized ziplock bag Steps: 1.  Put milk, sugar, and vanilla in a pint or quart sized Ziplock bag. 2.  Fill a gallon sized Ziplock bag with ice.   Add 8 tablespoons of rock salt. 3.  Place the small Ziplock bag inside the large Ziplock bag. 4.  Shake, roll, squish...until the mixture is a solid. A few notes: *You may want to let it set in the freezer.  It melts fast so you have to eat it fast. *I move the ice cream to a bowl.  The small Ziplock will be covered in salt, and it's hard to eat out of Ziplock bag. *You want to have a bowl, spoon, sprinkles ready.  As soon as it sets, you'll want to eat it right away.