Yesterday (Wednesday) we embarked on part one of a delicious (and messy!) journey. Our K-2 friends made ice cream in a bag! For those who have yet to try this tasty task, it involves two bags. The bigger, outer bag is full of ice and salt, while the smaller interior bag has cream, sugar, and vanilla. With both bags WELL SEALED, we had a crazy dance party with one main goal: SHAKE! THAT! BAG! We shook and danced the day away until our creamy mixture had frozen into a delicious vanilla ice cream. We learned how to tell what texture was just right, and we learned all about why our liquid turned into an icy solid. Then we all learned what happens if you leave big bags of melty and salty ice open! I cleaned up the second biggest flood in Sockeye history while a group of happy kiddos ate their own homemade ice cream, and it was well worth the mopping. :) Below you can find the recipe we used so you can make ice cream at home, as long as this warm weather lasts!
Until next week,