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Ice Cream In A Bag

Homemade ice cream in under 10 minutes? This 3-ingredient ice cream comes together with the help of a little ice and rock salt. It’s a great activity for kids to join in too. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy all summer long!

Tasty Team
84% would make again

15 minutes

Ice Cream In A Bag

15 minutes

Ice Cream In A Bag


for 2 servings

  • 1 cup heavy cream (240 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 6 cups crushed ice (840 g)
  • ⅓ cup rock salt (40 g)
  • rainbow sprinkle, for serving

Special Equipment

  • 1 quart-sized zip-top bag
  • 1 gallon-sized zip-top bag

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 479
  • Fat 51g
  • Carbs 17g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 17g
  • Protein 3g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Add the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla bean paste to a quart-sized zip-top bag. Stir with a fork or small whisk to evenly combine. Squeeze out all of the excess air from the bag and seal shut.
  2. Add the crushed ice and rock salt to a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Gently shake to combine.
  3. Add the cream-filled bag to the ice-filled bag and seal shut. Shake vigorously for 7–10 minutes, until the ice cream has hardened.
  4. Carefully remove the ice cream bag from the larger bag. Serve immediately with rainbow sprinkles on top.
  5. Enjoy!
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