Instant Homemade Lavender Icecream In A Bag

I love icecream. I can resist a lot of things, but icecream is definitely not one of them! So when I found out that it’s possible to make instant icecream (i dont mean going to the store), I jumped at the chance to test it out! I had such a fun time trying it out with my sister. If you have kids, this will be such a fun thing to test out with them. Not only will they have tons of fun making it, you can eat it afterwards with them as reward for all of the hard work. (By hard work…i mean all of the shaking that you will be doing. Talk about an awesome arm workout. 😄)

Here are the things that you will need: 

  • 2 ziplock bags
  • 473ml (one small carton) of half and half cream
  • Fresh lavender or edible lavender oil if you dont have fresh ones
  • 1 tablespoon of Activated Charcoal (optional, can also use food coloring)
  • 1/2 cup of Salt
  • 2 tablespoon of Sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract 
  • Ice cubes

Pour cream in 1st ziplock bag. Mix in sugar, vanilla and lavender extract, activated charcoal. (You can also use food coloring if you don’t have activated charcoal.)

In the second ziplock bag, pour in your ice cubes and add salt. The salt and ice will create some kind of chemical reaction so that your cream will freeze as you shake the bag. 

Put the first bag in the second bag. Make sure both are sealed tight. 

SHAKE AWAY!!!! Shake until your cream turns into icecream!!! 

If you are using fresh lavender, make sure you extract the scent by putting it in hot water first. 

Tip: make sure you are using oven mits or gloves or some kind of cloth to protect your hand. It can get quite cold as you shake away. 

Heres the fun part, you can eat it however you want! You can top it off with anything! I had mine in a cookie sandwich, and pop-tart sandwich. 

I also had one in a waffle cone, and put nutella inside the cone. 

Let me know in the comments below how you like your icecream! 


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