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Ice Cream in a Bag

This unique recipe for ice cream in a bag is from Saul Griffith's "Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless!"

  • yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 pounds ice cubes
  • 2 1/2 pounds coarse salt


  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Pour mixture into a 1-quart resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out all the air and seal to close.

  2. Step 2

    In another large bowl mix together ice and salt. Fill a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag 1/3 full with ice mixture. Add bag with cream mixture and continue adding ice and salt mixture until bag is filled; you may not need to use all the ice and salt. Seal to close.

  3. Step 3

    Shake bag about 10 minutes until cream mixture is no longer liquid. Let cream mixture rest, covered with ice, another 5 minutes until firm. Serve immediately.

The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2007

Reviews (3)

  • 22 Feb, 2009

    how many people does this recipe serve? thank you!

  • 22 Feb, 2009

    How many people does this recipe serve?

  • 12 Nov, 2007