Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 92.0
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 51.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Ice cream in a bag. Ice cream in a bag.
Number of Servings: 1


    Ingredients for Ice Cream:
    1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
    1 tbsp. (3 tsp.) sugar
    1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (or any flavor extract)

    Ingredients Needed to Make Ice Cream (not eaten):
    Ice cubes
    6 tbsp. salt

    Tools Needed:
    Measuring utensils (tsp., tbsp., 1/2 cup)
    Resealable Ziploc Bags ( 1 pint and 1 gallon sized)


Place milk, sugar and extract in pint sized bag and seal.
Fill gallon-sized bag halfway with ice cubes.
Add salt to ice.
Place the pint sized sealed bag inside the gallon sized bag on top of ice.
Seal gallon sized bag.
Shake bags vigorously for about 4 min or until mixture inside pint sized bag freezes.
Remove pint sized bag from gallon sized bag.
Discard contents of gallon sized bag.
Place contents of pint sized bag into bowl and ENJOY.
Makes 1 serving.
(Variation: add berries, nuts, or granola if desired)

I use this recipe if I'm craving Ice cream because it has less than 95 Calories and is quick and easy to make from ingredients that are always in my house. I've also used this Recipe as a fun cooking session with pre-schoolers they love the process and get to eat ice cream in the end. If you are craving say strawberry ice cream they so make strawberry extract and you can just substitute that for the vanilla extract.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    If you are craving ice cream but don't want to spend a lot of money and waste a lot of calories, this is wonderful. - 4/14/08

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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with 2/3 cup skim milk, splenda, and 1 teaspoon natural raspberry jam. It tasted good and was fun to make. Next time I will place bags in a plastic container to make shaking easier. - 4/6/10

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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What a work out with all the shaking :) Yummy too - 1/9/10

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    Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yummy! I wouldn't quite call it ice cream, but its good! reminds me of the ice milk my grandmother always had around as a kid, so it reminds me of fond childhood memories :) - 6/3/09

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Quick and Easy... I added a Tsp of Cocoa powder and it was delicious! - 4/10/08