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Homemade Ice Cream Science Experiment

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!

homemade ice cream

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

The Experiment

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.)
  3. Squeeze air out of the bag and seal it tight.
  4. Fill your big ziplock bag with ice and add the salt.
  5. Place your small baggie inside the large one.
  6. Wrap with a dish towel and gently shake or massage the bags for about 5-7 minutes.
  7. Open your bag, dump the ice, and enjoy your ice cream!
  8. We enjoyed ours in a waffle bowl and added some sprinkles!

homemade ice cream



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