Coloured ice cream in bowls with sprinkles

Magical instant ice cream

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Prep: 20 mins no cook


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (12)

  • kcal473
  • fat15g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars55g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • food colouring of 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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Stephen Adams
27th Aug, 2019
What is vanilla paste?
goodfoodteam's picture
31st Aug, 2019
Vanilla paste is available in the baking section of large supermarkets. It's an easy-to-use alternative to pods made from vanilla extract and seeds and tends to contain other ingredients including sugar and water.
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