I L-O-V-E ice cream….I really do!! Now, as a teacher and a mom, I am always trying to find a way to “teach” my kiddos something along the way….even in ice cream. No, I’m not meaning that I teach them they may get an ice cream headache if they eat it too fast! They will learn that all by themselves!! Hehehe!! I am going to teach them the science behind the making of ice cream….. how do you get it to be ice cream when you start with cream and sugar?
Other learning objectives they will learn? (yes I’m a teacher….objectives is a word in my vocabulary!)
- Measurements. How much cream and sugar do you really need to make it taste good?
- Strategy. How do you pour the liquids in and NOT spill all over your self and others? TIP: Use a friend! Having ice cream is way more fun when eaten with others, right!?
- Chemistry. A reaction happens when cold ice is added….. the MAGIC happens 🙂
- Vocabulary. Words such as “Amazing! Fabulous! Delicious!” will be used when making ice cream in a bag!
So no matter the season, it is ALWAYS a good idea to make and eat ice cream! Get out your mittens and get ready to mix!
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- lots of ice
Mix the top 4 ingredients in your quart size bag…. mix it well! Then, add about 3 cups or more to your gallon size bag, top with rock salt, and lay your ZIPPED quart sized bag (filled with goodness) on top of that! Zip the gallon sized bag and start shaking! This is where your mittens may come in handy, as the bag and your hands start to get super cold! The science behind how the Rock salt and ice together creates a super cold environment is going to be saved for someone else at another time!
I like to sing when I’m shaking my ice cream! You should too! Shake, shake, shake…shake, shake, shake…shake your ice cream! Shake your ice cream!
If you are able to sing my new song up there, I love you already! We will be friends!
After you sing for a while, try 5 minutes, carefully open the bags to check your consistency. Each person’s shake is different, so time will vary 🙂 If you want your ice cream a little thicker, close it back up and continue shaking.
Once you have the perfect soft serve ice cream in the bag….take it out….rinse off the quart size bag (trust me…no one wants Rock salt ice cream)…. and ENJOY!!!
To create other flavors, you could add some chocolate syrup, strawberries, mint extract, coffee, and so much more! Get creative!
Dairy free? Not this one….but I’ll be posting about a dairy free idea for you that uses the same concept! Stay tuned!