Homemade ice cream is more than enough to make any Southerner's heart soar, but this recipe takes things to a whole new level. This velvety treat is made in a Ziplock bag! It all starts with 6 simple ingredients that are probably in your kitchen already. We opted for a fresh strawberry flavor, but you can transform the ice cream to chocolate or vanilla. If you're going for vanilla, omit the strawberries and increase the vanilla to 2 teaspoons and the sugar to 3 tablespoons. If you're a chocolate lover, omit the strawberries and add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. This is an excellent recipe to get the kids involved. Once the ingredients are combined in the bag, you have to shake vigorously until the mixture is thick and chilled – and that's where the kids come in. Give this fun and interactive recipe a try and let us know what you think.


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
Serves: 2 (serving size: about 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ice and salt in a gallon Ziplock bag; set aside. Combine half and half, sugar, vanilla, and strawberries in a quart Ziploc bag; seal tightly. Place quart bag inside gallon bag; seal. Cover gallon bag in a kitchen towel. Shake vigorously until half and half mixture is thick and chilled, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from bag to serve.