How to Make Homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream in Just 15 Minutes! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

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9 months ago
How to Make Homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream in Just 15 Minutes!

Chill out the kids fast on a hot day with this fun no-hassle activity – homemade soft serve ice cream! It's fun and delicious!

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce (optional)
  • 4-6 cups crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 quart-size Ziploc bags
  • 1 gallon size Ziploc freezer bag
  • 1 hand towel or gloves

Here's how to make it!

  1. Combine the milk, vanilla, sugar and chocolate (if using) together in one of the quart bags. Seal tightly. Allow as little air inside as possible. Place this bag inside the other quart bag and seal.
  2. Put the double bagger bag inside the gallon-size bag and fill the big bag with ice. Salt the ice. Seal.
  3. Wrap the bag in the towel or put gloves on and massage so the ice surrounds the cream mixture and begins to freeze. Depending on your touch, you should have soft serve in 10 to 15 minutes. 

Add additional freeze time in your freezer to convert into firmer ice cream.

Chef Gigi Gaggero
Start out with this small portion - see how the kids manage, then double the recipe ! It's all about learning to manage the bag within the bag- especially with the toddlers!
Donna John
Kids??? I'm making this with no kids, @chefgigi. Why do they get to have all the fun? :)
Chef Gigi Gaggero
This recipe is best suited for Toddlers little hands . If the kids are bigger-- increase portion by doubling the recipe ! Watch out the bag does not pop open from the extra weight!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Donna John Lololo JUST saw this- hilarious!! Now I'll need to post about a nice Bourbon sauce ! Wink wink 😳
Donna John
Yes, you do! Love me a good bourbon sauce on anything, Chef Gigi Gaggero!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, YUM! This recipe is definitely a keeper, especially in this heat! What fun, Chef Gigi Gaggero! And, LOL Donna John! xoxo
Jan Mostrom
This looks amazing! Can't wait to try Chef Gigi Gaggero!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Yep ! Jennifer Young The toddlers LOVE it!!if you have older kids they can participate too but will want a larger portion size- consider doubling up on the recipe but seal the bags very tight ! And Jan Mostrom I hope you give it a try!
Donna John
Is there a vegan way to make this, Chef Gigi Gaggero?
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Donna John hummmm, not sure if Almind soy or kitty milk will work- I've never tested it. A freeze is a freeze is a freeze , so I don't see why not. I'll have to try it ! Great question!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Wait, kitty milk would not be Vegan-- def my bad! Retract , retract, retract ! 🐯
Francielle Daly
This sounds so good, right about now lol!

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