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Article: Easy Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

Easy Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

Easy Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

What can’t you do with a Stasher bag? You can make microwave popcorn, ramen, sous vide just about anything… and even make homemade ice cream! All you’ll need are a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience to whip up a cooling treat.

Making ice cream in a Stasher bag is a fun activity for kids, a great portable dessert for picnics or parties (a cooler can keep your ice cream chilled) or an easy way to satisfy an ice cream craving. This recipe makes a generous single serving, but you can comfortably double it for two.

how to make ice cream in stasher bag

How to Make Ice Cream in a Stasher Bag


  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 Tb sugar 

Add ins for flavor:

  • Vanilla: ¼ tsp vanilla extract 
  • Strawberry: ¼ cup chopped strawberries, ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate: 2 tsp cocoa powder, ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Mint chocolate chip: 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips and a few drops of peppermint extract

Experiment with your own combinations: crushed cookies or candy, flavorings, and fruits!

how to make ice cream in a stasher bag


  1. Place ice cream mixture inside of a Stasher bag —we recommend a sandwich size.
  2. Seal firmly (try to squeeze out excess air).
  3. Nest it inside a Half Gallon Stasher.
  4. Add 3 cups of crushed ice and 1/3 cup rock salt (normal table salt will work in a pinch!) to the Half Gallon Stasher bag.
  5. Shake, squish and flip the bag gently for 10 minutes, or until the ice cream mixture has hardened to your liking: subtract a few minutes for soft serve, add a few minutes for a harder texture. 
  6. Eat the ice cream right out of the bag, or transfer to a bowl or cone. Add additional toppings if desired.

You’ve just made your own ice cream in under 15 minutes!

If you try this out as a healthy, fun, naturally-minded treat, we’d love to know what flavors you tried! Tag us on Instagram to show off your creation.

how to make ice cream in a stasher bag

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