gather your ingredients
mix in a ziploc baggie place small baggie in a bigger ziploc bag filled with ice and salt
roll bags back and forth to freeze the ice cream eat and enjoy!
If you’d like to try this, we used the recipe from Countertop Chemistry. And I’ll add these tips to the recipe, I’ve found gently rolling the bag back and forth works better than rocking, but you need to protect your hands with a towel (see picture above). If you mix by rolling, you might want to double bag the ice-cream mixture before putting it in the larger bag to prevent holes and salty tasting ice-cream.
What will your child learn by doing this activity? For preschooler’s they will see that ice-cream can be made by cooling milk. For older children, you can explain that salt lowers the freezing point of ice helping to set the ice-cream. If you want to investigate further, you could try making different flavours of ice-cream or compare the bag method to mixing the ingredients and putting them in the freezer.
I've linked this post to a new blog I'm enjoying A Little Fun with Me and Lu, who hosts Kids in the Kitchen. So, go and see what others are cooking and make something with your kids.