Instant Ice Cream

2 min read
Children and adults will love this - part recipe, part science experiment. Milk transforms into delicious colourful ice cream right in front of your eyes!

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking Time: N/A

Serves: 4


  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 2kg ice
  • 12 tbsp rock salt
  • Food colouring of your choice
  • Sprinkles


  1. Place the milk, sugar, vanilla, and food colouring of your choice into a medium zip-seal bag, then place this in a second bag to double bag it.

  2. Squeeze the air out, close and secure with sticky tape if the seal isn’t strong.

  3. Tip the ice and salt into a large zip-seal bag, then place the medium bag containing the milk inside and seal well.

  4. You will need to keep the bag 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!

  5. Remove the ice-cream bag, open, and scoop into bowls. Sprinkle with hundreds & thousands.

Credit: Juliet Sear