Magical instant ice cream

Children and adults will love this – part recipe, part science experiment. Milk transforms into delicious colourful ice cream in front of your eyes

  • Prep:20 mins
    no cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 473
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 80g
  • sugars 55g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.36g


  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • food colouringof your choice
  • 2kg ice
  • 12 tbsp rock salt
  • 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.

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