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5 from 2 votes

Fast Homemade Ice Cream (with no ice cream maker!)

You can make Homemade Ice Cream in just 5 minutes with no ice cream maker at all! This is a great summer activity for kids and a super yummy easy treat the whole family will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 383kcal


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 gallon sized resealable plastic bags
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup salt


  • Pour cream, half and half, sugar, and vanilla extract into a gallon sized resealable plastic bag. Seal well. Squish it around to combine until sugar is dissolved.
  • Place ice cubes and salt into another gallon sized resealable plastic bag.
  • Place the bag with the ice cream mixture into the bag with the ice. Seal the larger bag.
  • Shake until mixture freezes, about 5 to 7 minutes.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 123mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 21.8% | Vitamin C: 1.1% | Calcium: 10.2%