Quick and Easy DIY Ice Cream

Making ice cream has never been easier. Perfect for hot and humid weather, this quick and easy DIY ice cream recipe will soothe your cold and sweet cravings. With only a few ingredients and no expensive ice cream maker, your dessert is done in 10 minutes!

Explore the variations at the end of this recipe and get more creative and healthier with your DIY ice cream. Garnish with your choice of toppings and indulge in an instant!

Rating

Prep Time10 mins

 1 cup Milk
 2 tbsp Sugar
 ½ tsp Vanilla
 3 cups Ice, crushed or cubed
  cup Kosher or coarse salt
 Preferred toppings

1

In the small resealable plastic bag, put together the milk, vanilla, and sugar. Push out excess air and seal tightly.

2

Combine ice and salt in the gallon-sized plastic bag.

3

Place the small bag inside the bigger bag, then seal.

4

Shake the bag vigorously for about 7 minutes until mixture inside the smaller bag has hardened.

5

Without opening the bags, allow them to rest on a plate or towel for another 1-2 minutes.

6

Unseal the bags and scoop out the ice cream from the smaller bag.

7

Serve with your favourite toppings!

MATERIALS:

  • Small resealable plastic zip-lock bag (1 quart-sized)
  • Large resealable plastic zip-lock bag (1 gallon-sized)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Ice cream scoop

TIPS:

  • This is only good for 1 person or 2 small servings, but you can make 2 or more mixtures inside small plastic baggies. Larger and stronger containers like empty coffee cans can be used to shake them for bigger portions.
  • Freezer bags are best to avoid possible leakage because they are more sturdy than regular gallon-sized plastic bags.
  • Milk creates a lighter, less dense ice cream. For a richer, creamier ice cream, you can use half-and-half.
  • For organic ice cream: choose organic ingredients.
  • For frozen yoghurt: choose a mixture of yoghurt and milk
  • For dairy-free ice cream: choose coconut milk instead of cow's milk
  • For sherbet: choose a combination of milk and fruit juice
  • For chocolate ice cream: choose chocolate syrup
  • Get creative by topping it off with chopped fruit or chocolate chips to make it look more appetizing.

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Ingredients

 1 cup Milk
 2 tbsp Sugar
 ½ tsp Vanilla
 3 cups Ice, crushed or cubed
  cup Kosher or coarse salt
 Preferred toppings

Directions

1

In the small resealable plastic bag, put together the milk, vanilla, and sugar. Push out excess air and seal tightly.

2

Combine ice and salt in the gallon-sized plastic bag.

3

Place the small bag inside the bigger bag, then seal.

4

Shake the bag vigorously for about 7 minutes until mixture inside the smaller bag has hardened.

5

Without opening the bags, allow them to rest on a plate or towel for another 1-2 minutes.

6

Unseal the bags and scoop out the ice cream from the smaller bag.

7

Serve with your favourite toppings!

Quick and Easy DIY Ice Cream

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