Homemade Ice Cream Science Experiment
Today we had a wonderful homeschool day. It was so refreshing! (Last week didn’t go quite as awesome…. It’s always a challenge the week after holiday breaks.) My first grader’s science project was making homemade ice cream. And being the forgetful momma that I am, I didn’t have all the supplies!! (Of course!) So, instead of skipping such a fun project, we made a quick run to Walmart. We got our missing supplies, and came back to do our experiment!
It was a HUGE hit!!
My oldest two joined in…and even my 2 year old!! We had a blast. So, I want to share the experiment with you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Homemade Ice Cream
What You Will Need
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Sugar
10-15 large pieces of Ice
1/2 cup Salt
Small Ziplock Bags ( 1 per person)
Large Ziplock Bags (gallon size)(1 per person)
Measuring spoons and cups
- Gather all of your materials. The great thing about this project is that you will most likely have all of these items in your pantry! (I was missing the baggies! So, we made a quick Wal-mart run.)
- Add milk, vanilla, and sugar to small ziplock bag. (You may want someone to hold the small bag for you so you do not spill it everywhere. We had this happen a couple times, and had to start fresh.)
- Squeeze air out of the bag and seal it tight.
- Fill your big ziplock bag with ice and add the salt.
- Place your small baggie inside the large one.
- Wrap with a dish towel and gently shake or massage the bags for about 5-7 minutes.
- Open your bag, dump the ice, and enjoy your ice cream!
- We enjoyed ours in a waffle bowl and added some sprinkles!