Friday, May 6, 2011

Ice Cream...

The other day we had the opportunity to continue our study on how things change. We worked on how we can change certain types of liquid into ice cream. The children completed this activity with our afternoon student teacher, Ms. Listo. The kids had a great time and they also enjoyed eating it too. The kids were using great thinking on why the liquid began to freeze and how it all worked. It was alot of is the recipe if any of you want to try it at home!

What you'll need:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk or half & half
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons rock salt
1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
Ice cubes

How to make it:
Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!

A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.

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