Sunday, May 11, 2008

Craft Time - Ice Cream

This was so much fun! I used to do this with my fifth graders 4+ years ago when I taught that grade level and had completely forgotten about it until another fifth grade class near me was making this last week and sent down the recipe.

First, start with collecting these ingredients:

1Tbs sugar
1/2 C milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
6 Tbs rock salt (or regular salt- which we used)
1 Gallon sized Ziploc bag
1 Pint sized Ziploc bag

Next, fill the gallon size bag with ice about half way up and add the salt. Then seal it.

Then, mix the sugar, milk, and vanilla in the pint size bag and seal it.

Next, open the large bag again and place the small bag inside. Seal the large bag again.

Finally, shake the bags and your mixture in the small bag will turn into ICE CREAM! (Will take about 5 minutes of shaking.) You can also play "catch" and have younger children shake the bags in this manner. (Don't let Olivia's smile fool you, the shaking was hard work! We had three bags and I would probably do just one at a time next time. She's smiling because she saw I was about to take her picture! :) )

Last, enjoy your yummy treat!!!

Even Olivia loved it - she doesn't like ice cream! :) I think making it was a big factor in that! :)


Torina said...

How simple and fun!!! I have GOT to try that!

Emmy said...

oo. ive made homemade icecream before. yeah. lol. that looks fun. =3

Danielle said...

How fun! I need to try this with my kiddos. I followed your site from another.. You have a beautiful family:)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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