Shavuot Ice Cream Recipe

dessert recipe

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Shavuot with a dairy delight! It’s customary to eat dairy-containing foods on this holiday that marks the Jewish people receiving the Torah. That said, your kiddos may not always enjoy the typical holiday fare. With that in mind, you can still keep the dairy-filled celebration up while putting a smile on your child’s face. How? By making ice cream! It’s a dairy delight that kids can have fun whipping up (with a little help from you, of course).

So, you don’t have a fancy ice cream maker. Don’t worry. You can whip up a frosty treat in a plastic bag! There are tons and tons and tons of ice cream recipes out there. This one is super-simple, uses very few ingredients and is easy for your child to help with.


  • 1 sandwich-sized zipper plastic bag
  • A second, larger zipper baggie
  • ½ cup half and half
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla sugar
  • Brushed ice
  • Salt


  1. Mix the half and half and vanilla in the smaller baggie.
  2. Pour the ice and salt into the bigger bag.
  3. Seal the first bag completely and place it into the bigger one.
  4. Shake the double bag system.

As you shake the bags you should notice that the cream is becoming thick, making ice cream! You can add in melted chocolate, cinnamon or whatever other flavoring you want to try.