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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

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2007


  • 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. 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. 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. 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.

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