Ok, you know the song...
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Well, I did exactly that - I screamed with giddy joy when I made my first batch of ice cream. How did I do it you might ask - well it was super easy. I followed directions from Disney's Family Fun website.
First, I gathered my materials. A half gallon of half & half ($2.50), a box of Morton Ice Cream Salt (rock salt) ($1.50), sugar, vanilla, and freezer bags (1 quart and 1 gallon).
Next, I filled the small baggie with:
1 Cup of half and half
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
Squeeze out air, and seal tight.
In the gallon bag, fill it 1/2 full of ice and about a 1/2 cup of salt. Put the sealed milk-bag inside with the ice/salt mixture and seal the gallon bag. Shake 5 minutes, rinse bag of ice-cream under cold water to remove salt, eat and enjoy!
My teacher's aid and I made several of these baggies for my 32 kindergartners. My class sat in a big circle and we took turns shaking and passing the bags around for 5-8 minutes ... I wasn't counting. Then I rinsed the bags off under cool water, and cut a corner from the baggie and squeezed out ice cream into little paper portion cups. There was plenty to go around. Kids oohed and ahhed at how yummy it was. It was super fun. We enjoyed this activity as an end to our farm unit in which we learned about how cows provide many things for people (one of which is ICE CREAM). I love being able to do things with the kids that hopefully they'll remember for a long time!