Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe & Curious Chef Giveaway

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My kids and I have been living it up this summer! I love having them both home all day and planning fun things for us to do. After a long morning of playing outside in the sun, we love to come inside and have frozen treats to cool off. Our favorite treat is Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in a bag. It only takes about 15 minutes to make and my kids can help with every step of it.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in a bag uses just a few ingredients, I usually always have them on hand. In a sandwich size baggie, we add cream and/or half & half, sugar, and vanilla. I prefer to use part heavy whipping cream and part half & half, but we use whatever I might have in the fridge. We have used all whipping cream and all half & half both with good results.

Cool Off This Summer With Ice Cream {Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe & Curious Chef Giveaway}

Next, you put the sandwich bag into a gallon size bag and fill it with crushed ice and ice cream salt. Make sure both baggies are sealed tight and then shake them up! Shake, roll, or toss them for about 10 minutes. My kid’s hands get really cold so I give them a towel to wrap the bag up and shake.

Cool Off This Summer With Ice Cream {Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe & Curious Chef Giveaway}

Before you know it your ice cream is ready to eat! Curious Chef has the perfect Ice Cream Set Gift Bundle. The set comes with 4 large colorful bowls that are just the right size. I really like that they have handles on the sides to hold onto. The set also comes with 4 small silicone pinch bowls to hold all your favorite ice cream toppings and a kid-sized ice cream scoop. The ice cream scoop’s ergonomically designed handle with grip buttons makes this kitchen gadget easy for small hands to firmly grasp and use.

Cool Off This Summer With Ice Cream {Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe & Curious Chef Giveaway}

My whole family has loved this Curious Chef set, and it has been perfect for summer. One of my other favorite summer time frozen treats is a nice cold root beer float! Curious Chef also has Root Beer Float Mug Set that is so fun.

Cool Off This Summer With Ice Cream {Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe & Curious Chef Giveaway}

It comes with six 20 oz brightly colored mugs. They have a large handle, and just like the ice cream set bowls they are BPA free, and dishwasher safe. These mugs will be perfect to have a root beer float party. Root beer floats are one of my favorite desserts to serve when we have guests over.

Cool Off This Summer With Ice Cream {Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe & Curious Chef Giveaway}

The Curious Chef Ice Cream Set Gift Bundle and the Root Beer Float Mug Set would make perfect gifts. Both sets help bring your kids in the kitchen for some creative fun and they get to enjoy a yummy cold treat.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream In A Bag Recipe

Enjoy this yummy recipe below of Homemade Vanilla Ice cream in a Bag:

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4.75 from 8 votes

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream In A Bag

Make this easy 15-minute frozen treat. This vanilla ice cream is perfect to make with kids and enjoy on a hot day. Then top it with all your favorite toppings! (This recipe is also easily doubled if you want a larger serving)
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1
Author: Megan - MomSpotted.com


  • 1 Sandwich Size Bag
  • 1 Gallon Size Bag
  • 1/4 Cup half & half
  • 1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup ice cream salt
  • 3-4 Cups crushed ice


  • Add half & half, cream, sugar, and vanilla to sandwich size bag. Seal it tightly. Shake around to mix.
  • Put sandwich size bag into the gallon size bag and add salt and ice. Seal it tightly.
  • Shake bag for 10 minutes. Wrap in a towel if it gets too cold.
  • Open gallon bag and remove sandwich bag.
  • Scoop ice cream out of a sandwich bag and top with all your favorite treats. Enjoy!


I prefer to use part whipping cream and part half & half. Using 1/2 cup of cream or of half and half works well too.

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About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (8) and sweet girl Halli (4). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 9 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @megan.hamilton28


  1. http://Cami%20Valenzuela says

    This looks so good. Definitely on our bucket list now. Our favorite frozen treat is ice cream. But to make it healthier we eat frozen yougurt

  2. http://Jillian%20Too says

    I’m a huge fan of strawberries in the summer so we’ve been having a lot of frozen strawberry bars.

  3. http://Brenda%20white says

    Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate is a family treat

  4. http://Eva%20Mack says

    I scream for Ice cream!

  5. http://Nicole%20Himelright says

    Love Italian ice!!! But the kid love frozen custard

  6. http://Heidi%20Bee says

    I’m a sucker for chocolate ice cream! Will be trying this recipe with the kids!

  7. http://Jen%20Rodrigues says

    I love hot fudge sundaes or make your own sundaes.

  8. http://Terra%20Heck says

    I like frozen cherry popsicles best. Thanks.

  9. http://Darlene%20Owen says

    I love milk shakes.

  10. http://sandra says

    I love root beer floats and ice cream sandwiches

  11. says

    I love to enjoy vanilla ice cream in the summer. It is best in a waffle cone!

  12. says

    Definitely ice cream. Pretty much any kind is good 🙂

  13. says

    Fun giveaway! This looks like you had a great time!

  14. http://Vicki%20Wurgler says

    ice cream sandwiches are my favorite

  15. http://jessica%20marinaccio says

    frozen fruikt

  16. http://Jenny%20Scheldberg says

    I love the orange dreamsicle Popsicles.

  17. http://Sarah%20Osborne says

    I really like mint and chocolate chip ice cream 🙂

  18. http://Lori says

    We love making fruit popsicles!

  19. http://Cheryl says

    My favorite frozen cold treat to enjoy during the summer is a sugar-free popsicle.

  20. http://Richard%20Hicks says

    I enjoy a cone of black cherry ice cream as a treat

  21. http://Elizabeth%20Ray says

    I love shave ice. (That delightful Hawiian treat with ice so smooth it’s like snow)

  22. http://nickie says

    A sundae

  23. http://Trisha%20Burgess says

    I love peanut butter milkshakes in the summer!

  24. http://McKim says

    I like fudgesicles.

  25. http://Austin%20Baroudi says

    Coffee milkshakes are my thing!

  26. http://Denise%20Sachs says

    My favorite frozen treat is rocky road ice cream.

  27. http://Monique%20Rizzo says

    I love Root Beer Floats.
    Thank you for the chance.

  28. http://Jeffrey says

    I love ice cream and it doesn’t matter the season! The only thing that changes is my flavor of choice in the summer, I like to top it with fresh fruit and berries.

  29. http://Julia%20Barnes says

    I love a pint of Ben and Jerry’s over a long weekend.

  30. http://heather%20s says

    I love chocolate peanut butter ice cream

  31. http://Amanda%20Alvarado says

    We like fresh frozen watermelon pops!

  32. http://Sarah%20Oswald says

    My favorite frozen treat anytime of the year is ice cream.YUMMY!!!

  33. http://Ashley%20C says

    I love chocolate ice cream!

  34. http://Fiona%20N says

    My favorite frozen treat is red bean ice cream or popsicles
    Thank You for the chance

  35. says

    I make homemade popsicles with ningxia red.

  36. http://Brittney%20House says

    I would love the cookie dough ice cream.

  37. http://darby says

    We love making homemade popsicles!

  38. http://laura%20g says

    We enjoy dark chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream during the hot Texas summer.

  39. http://Susan%20Chester says

    I love any kind of ice cream except mint!

  40. http://mike says

    gotta be ice cream

  41. says

    Homemade peach ice cream is the best!!

  42. http://wendi says

    I for sure love a root beer popsicle or a bomb pop!

  43. http://Gina%20Gallagher says

    I love Vanilla Frozen Custard in summer! Yum! My kids love to help me cook.

  44. http://cep says

    ice cream with hot fudge

  45. http://Carol%20Yemola says

    Definitely love ice cream in the summer. However, I love it any time of the year!

  46. http://Rebecca says

    I love peanut butter ice cream or sundaes in the summer!

  47. http://Veronica%20L says

    My boys and I love to have root beer floats on a hot Summer day, nothing is more refreshing 🙂

  48. http://Tara%20Liebing says

    I love frozen strawberry lemonades in the summer time. They are a refreshing summertime drink.

  49. http://Michelle%20J. says

    Fat Boys–yum!

  50. http://Nannypanpan says

    I like strawberry sundaes

  51. http://Lea says

    Chocolate Icecream

  52. http://susan%20smoaks says

    i like to enjoy ice cream on a hot summer day

  53. http://Joanna%20Phillimore says

    Love Ice Cream in all shapes and fashions!

  54. http://Kristi%20C says

    I like to have a big bowl of butter pecan ice cream.

  55. http://Kara says

    Love chocolate peanut butter ice cream!

  56. http://Erica%20B. says

    I like frozen chocolate covered bananas.

  57. http://Laurie%20Emerson says

    I love eating popsicles or frozen yogurt in the summer.

  58. http://shawna says

    Ice cream is my fav during hot days.

  59. http://Leanne%20Godfrey says

    My favorite summertime frozen treat is frozen yogurt! Yum! Yum!

  60. http://Tina%20reynolds says

    I love frozen frosted lemonade and chocolate ice cream

  61. http://Renee%20G says

    I love orange juice popsicles.

  62. http://Aubrey says

    I love icees.

  63. http://Paula%20Tavernie says

    I love Snow Cones!!

  64. http://Angie says

    I love ice cream sandwiches!

  65. http://Danielle%20Day says

    oh ice cream for sure.

  66. http://Sara%20G says

    My favorite summer treat is definitely ice cream.

  67. http://Carolyn%20Daley says

    I enjoy a nice bowl of ice cream this time of year.

  68. http://Rosey says

    Coke floats are my favorite summer treat. Thanks for hosting!

  69. http://Patricia%20Wojnar%20Crowley says

    I love grape popsicles!

  70. http://Candie%20L says

    I love Klondike bars. Thank you

  71. http://amanda%20whitley says

    i love to enjoy ice cream and milk shakes during the summer.

  72. http://Carla says


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