Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fun for the Kiddos!

Yesterday some of my daughter's playgroup friends came over and we did a "Make Your Own Ice Cream" party. It's a great little activity that lets the kiddos not only have fun but also experience the excitement of watching a liquid turn into ice cream.

First, combine 3 cups of milk, 1 cup of half & half, 2 tsp. vanilla and 5 tbsp. of sugar together in a large pitcher. Divide the mixture into four sandwich bags; seal.  

In a quart-sized bag, add ice and rock salt (or "ice cream salt" as it's sometimes called).

Place the sandwich bag inside the bag with ice; seal.

Get your kiddo to shake the bag containing the bag with the ice cream mix vigorously for about 5-10 minutes.

After 5-10 minutes, they'll have made vanilla ice cream!

It will be about the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.

You could also try adding some flavorings to the ice cream before your precious kiddo shakes it up (chocolate syrup or cocoa mix, caramel, strawberry/blackberry/peach jam, etc).

If wanted, you could have a variety of toppings available for the kiddos to choose from:
Crushed Oreos
Chocolate/Caramel Syrup

1 comment:

  1. my friend made this & said it was great! but she suggested wrapping it in a towel....hands get cold fast!!


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