"I" is for "Ice Cream"!
This week's recipe comes directly from one of the dedicated
moms at our preschool! Last Friday for "I" week at our school, she brought in
two huge barrels of ice, different sized plastic bags and a whole container of
salt, which at first looked like the makings of a homemade science experiment!
However, it wasn't. This combination of items was actually just a few of the
tools necessary for a delicious recipe for homemade ice cream!
The following list of
ingredients and items will cover one student, so make sure you have enough for
Here is what you will
- ½ cup of milk
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- chocolate syrup for chocolate ice cream
- 6 cups of ice
- 4 tablespoons of salt
- 2 quart-sized Ziploc® bags
- 1 gallon-sized Ziploc® freezer bag
- Have mittens and towels available to help sooth
- If possible, use barrels with lids (which we
had) or some sort of large plastic containers for the children to mix/shake the
ice cream as a group.
- You may want to pre-make some of the ice cream
packets depending on how many children are in the group and how many adults are
assisting. It can get very messy!
the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart-sized bags. Seal
tightly so there's no air remaining in the bag.
this bag in the other quart-sized bag, again leaving as little air as
possible in both bags. (By using two bags, you minimize the risk of salt
and ice leaking into the ice cream).
both bags inside the gallon-sized bag and fill it with six cups of ice and
four tablespoons of salt. Again, let all the air out and seal the bag.
shaking! Shake and massage the bag for 8-10 minutes. Use the towels and/or
gloves, as it will begin to get very cold.
make it more fun for the students, we put all of their bags into one of
the big barrels, sealed the lid on top and then took turns rolling the
barrel down the school hallway. They loved this part AND it really did the
trick! After about 10 minutes of rolling, we opened the bags, checked the
ice cream and it was ready! Absolutely delicious!
Check out more recipe details and facts about the history of
ice cream, and why salt is so important!