Ice Cream Recipe

Ice cream always reminds me of summer (although I have it everyday throughout the year as well.) Warm nights going to the local ice cream shoppe and ordering coffee oreo on a sugar cone. Memories. Or daily occurrences. Either way, I get a variation of this every time I go or eat at home. James, Henry and I are always looking for a fun activity to do and one day (morning at 7am) we decided to make ICE CREAM! It’s such a fun little activity / experiment to do with kids and it’s super yummy too! I probably had more fun to see if this actually works (it does!) and I definitely did most of the work but it’s something to keep busy !


  • Small Ziplock Bag
  • Large Ziplock Bag
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (I would even suggest less depending on your vanilla palette)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 1/3 cup rock salt (we used sea salt since we did not have rock salt)


  1. Pour half and half, vanilla, and sugar into small ziplock bag. Seal tight without air pockets.
  2. Pour ice and rock salt into large ziplock bag.
  3. Put small bag into large bag and seal.
  4. Shake for 10-15 minutes. Hands get cold!
  5. Once the liquid has turned into a sold, open up the small bag and enjoy your ice cream!
  6. Eat right out of the bag with a spoon or put on cone with sprinkles!

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