Root Beer Float Ice Cream in a Bag

It is going to be one hot weekend here for the 4th of July!  Are you going to be feeling the heat this 4th too?  We will be spending some time out in the heat, enjoying some food, some water fun and of course watching the fireworks.  We will also be enjoying some cool treats to try and keep cool.  We like to get the kids involved and making this root beer float ice cream in a bag would be a fun activity to do to celebrate the 4th of July.  My kids had fun making this and had even more fun eating it!

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It is seriously so easy and quick to make.  You mix up your ingredients and pour them into a quart size zippered storage bag and then place the smaller bag into a gallon size zippered storage bag that has been filled with ice and rock salt/ice cream salt.  The kids shook it for a little bit, but once they got tired, we set a towel out on the counter and rolled the bags around on the counter until the ice cream was ready (about 10 – 15 minutes).

Root Beer Float Ice Cream in a Bag #rootbeer #icecream (

RootBeer Float Ice Cream in a Bag
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
A quick summer treat the kids can make
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup rootbeer
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 TBL sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • ¼ cup rock salt (ice cream salt)
  • ice
  1. Combine together heavy cream, rootbeer, milk, sugar, vanilla, and dash of salt in a bowl and pour into a small (quart size) zip sealed plastic baggie (seal baggie securely)
  2. Fill a large (gallon size) zip sealed plastic baggie half full with ice and rock salt
  3. Place small baggie into large baggie and seal the top
  4. Shake the baggies for 10-15 minutes until ice cream is done
  5. The kids got tired of shaking the bag so we rolled it around on our counter, turning it over and over until the ice cream hardened.

Root Beer Float Ice Cream in a Bag #rootbeer #icecream (

The kids loved sipping it (as best they could) out of fun straws, just like you would a root beer float.

Root Beer Float Ice Cream in a Bag #rootbeer #icecream #summer #kidcraft (

This is a fun twist on a classic cool treat that was so fun to make.  I mean what’s more American than a root beer float?  Well, maybe apple pie.  But root beer float ice cream in a bag would be a fun tradition to add to your celebrations this year!

Happy Mixing!


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