5-Minute Ice Cream With Almond Milk

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 18, 2014

5-Minute Ice Cream With Almond Milk

It’s already summer, how is that possible? I feel like I missed spring, but I guess that is because our winter was so long.

We are actually having a bit of a heat wave here, and Don just put in our two air-conditioners upstairs. (Now, how odd is it that my car’s AC decides to die today?)

What better way to beat the heat than with a little fun science project! I’ve been wanting to try this with Landon for a while now: homemade ice cream! The kind you make with a couple of bags, some milk, sugar, salt, and ice.

Instead of making this ice cream with heavy cream, I was curious if I could make it with Silk® Original Almond Coconut Blend. It’s much healthier because it’s free of dairy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg, and MSG. Plus it has 50% more calcium than dairy.

So we bought the supplies and tried it.

5-Minute Ice Cream Recipe


  • 1 tbs sugar (I used Xylitol)
  • 1 cup Silk milk (instead of cream, or half and half)
  • ¼ tbs almond extract (or other flavoring)
  • 6 tbs salt
  • 1 gallon-sized Ziploc bag
  • 1 pint-sized Ziploc bag
  • ice to fill the gallon-sized bag
  • 2 oven mitts or a towel

5-Minute Ice Cream Instructions:

1. Add the ice and the salt to the gallon bag, close it, mix it, then set aside.

2. Add the Silk milk, sugar, and almond extract to the small bag, close it and mix it.

3. Then put the small bag in the middle of the ice in the large bag, add a little more ice to the top, and close it.

4. Either cover the large bag with a towel or use oven mitts to shake it for 5 minutes.

Wonder why you use salt? It lowers the freezing temperature of the ice and freezes the ice cream mixture.

After a lot of shaking by Landon and me, we made ice cream in minutes!

I added raspberries to mine and it was so delicious with the hint of almond flavor.

Now, this is probably not the most practical way to make ice cream since you can only make a little bit at a time. It would be great to have an ice cream maker — but I’d always use Silk milk for it.

This is a fabulous project to do with your kids on a hot summer day, plus you get them to eat calcium rich, low-fat, non-GMO, yummy ice cream without additives. Landon doesn’t drink milk, but he asks for seconds of this.

If you or your kids have to avoid dairy, what a fabulous treat!

Need more recipe ideas? There are always a lot of fun recipes and updates on the Silk Facebook page, and you can register for a monthly chance to win a year’s supply of Silk!

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Are you in the mood to make your own ice cream now? If you add other things, like fruit, let me know how it turns out!

{This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.}

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