Instant Vanilla Icecream


Children will love this - part recipe, part science experiment, milk transforms into delicious ice cream in front of their eyes!

  1. Place the milk, sugar and vanilla into the doubled-up medium zip-seal bags. Close and secure with sticky tape if the seal isn’t strong. Tip the ice and salt into the large bag, then place the smaller bags inside the larger one, and seal well.

  2. You will need to keep the bags moving for 10-15 mins to freeze the milk. Gently throw the bag from hand to hand or take turns shaking it – it’s a good idea to wear gloves to keep your hands warm! Remove the ice-cream bag, open and scoop into bowls. Sprinkle with hundreds & thousands.

Credit: Cassie Best


Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: N/A

Serves: 2

  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

  • 1kg ice

  • 6 tbsp rock salt

  • hundreds and thousands, to serve

  • You will also need:

  • 2 medium zip-seal freezer bags

  • 1 large zip-seal freezer bag

  • sticky tape