I can't take credit for this--I got this recipe off Nickjr.com, but I loved the concept. So much so that my daughter is throwing her first ever friend party in a few weeks--a make your own icecream party!

So here it is...

Homemade Icecream--in Ziploc Bags


3/4 cup milk or half and half

4 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Handful of chocolate chips, cut fruit, or candies

1/2 cup course kosher salt

3 to 4 cups ice cubes

Ice cream cones

Sprinkles or nuts (optional)

Resealable bags: 1 quart and 1 gallon

Heavy-duty tape

Step 1
Combine the milk or half and half, sugar, and vanilla, and any other ingredients--chocolate chips, fresh fruit, or candies in the 1-quart resealable bag. Seal the bag and tape tightly.

Step 2
Put the 1-quart bag into a 1-gallon resealable bag. Fill the bag with ice (cover the smaller bag completely) and sprinkle with the salt. Seal the larger bag tightly and wrap it with the tape.

Step 3
Let the kids toss the bag back and forth or shake it for about 5 minutes or until ice cream mixture is thick and slushy. Kids may want to wear gloves because the bag will be cold. The longer the bag is shaken or tossed, the thicker the ice cream.

Step 4
Remove the ice cream bag and wipe it dry. Snip a corner from the bag and pipe the ice cream into two small cones or two small bowls.

Step 5
Serve with sprinkles, nuts, or other toppings.

Replace the milk, sugar, and vanilla with juice: pineapple, mango, orange, or lemonade for a quick and tasty sorbet.

If you go to Nickjr.com, you can watch a video on this.