10min homemade ice cream

No, I’m not joking. And if you’re yawning because you’ve seen this a million times, bear with me because I just discovered this idea and I’m astonished and fascinated.

(You’ll also notice that I got a new toy in the mail today! I meant to post this much earlier today but I hadn’t counted on it taking so long to get used to writing on a tablet, so also please excuse the chicken scratch as I learn how to use this thing. Also, I love Photoshop Elements! I can’t believe I’ve never tried it before.)

Anyways, onto the ice cream!

Here is what you’ll need.

Ice cream in ziploc bags

– 1 cup heavy cream (The first time I did this I used whole milk –my attempt to make this a bit healthier. It turned out ok but was more sorbet-y than ice creamy. This time I went all out and used heavy cream. I think half and half works as well.)
– 1.5 tablespoons sugar
– 2 tbsp vanilla
– 2 trays of ice cubes
– 1/4 cup salt (You’re technically supposed to use rock salt or ice cream salt, but I couldn’t find any so I used regular table salt.)
– 1 gallon ziploc bag and 1 quart or pint ziploc bag (I used a quart one but it probably would’ve been better if it had been smaller.)

This next part’s important. We made ice cream in empty juice cans in summer school when I was little and one unfortunate kid accidentally put his salt in with the ice cream. No happy ending there.

Ice cream in ziploc bags

Sidenote: My favoritest ice cream in the world is Haagen-Dazs vanilla, so I went with plain vanilla on this one. Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations! I want to try adding crunched up oreos or assorted berries.

Make sure the small bag is completely sealed shut and give it a shake to mix up the ingredients. Then just slip it inside the bigger ziploc bag.

Ice cream in ziploc bags
See how mine’s a little too big and all of the ice is at the bottom? It turned out fine, just called for more creative and rigorous shaking.

Now just shake it! It takes about 8-10 minutes for it to become ice cream.

Ice cream in ziploc bags

I got impatient after 5 minutes and had to take a peek!

Ice cream in ziploc bags

All done! Just make sure you rinse the salt off of the smaller bag before you open it! I forgot to when I opened mine up for a taste and it was not at all pleasant.

Ice cream in ziploc bags