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Here's the Scoop!
Cut out several ice cream scoop shapes out of
white paper; cut out a cone shape with 1 scoop of ice cream shape (printable
patterns). Let the kids decorate their scoops of ice cream in the flavor
of their choice. Some ideas:
1. Use a tropical crayon color to represent
flavors like: orange, lime, pineapple
2. Use a sponge or cotton ball to lightly
paint the scoop a solid color
3. Use a cotton swab to paint on chocolate
chips or rainbow chips; or to paint on swirls for flavors such as fudge
or strawberry ripple.
4. Glue on pieces of paper to represent
sprinkles, nuts or flavored chips
5. Use a fingerprint to resemble fruit chunks
When they are finished decorating their scoops;
cut them out and glue them on another piece of paper. Let them glue
their decorated scoops onto the cone.
Ask parents to donate a variety of different flavored
ice creams. Ask each child to sample each flavor. Which one
do they like best? Record it on a graph.
Make an Ice Cream Cake
Using your favorite cake recipe, make an 8 or
9 inch round cake and an 8 or 9 inch square cake. Follow the Ice
Cream Cake Pattern to assemble cake. Makes 2 single layer cakes;
or 1 double layer cake. Decorate with your favorite icing!
small can ( a one pound coffee can works great)
large can (a three pound coffee can works great)
1/2 cups of rock or kosher salt
20 cups( about 7 1/2 lbs) of crushed ice
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 beaten egg (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup of chocolate chips
In the small can mix cream, milk, beaten egg, sugar,
vanilla, and chocolate chips. Place the lid tightly on the small
can; set it in the center of the larger can. Layer half the crushed ice
alternately with half the salt all around the smaller can. Place the lid
tightly on the large can. Choose a hard level surface like
a cement walk way and roll the can back and forth for about 10 minutes.
Remove old ice/salt and small can. Using a rubber spatula, scrape
the sides of the small can; stir and replace the lid. Put small can back
inside larger one with the remaining fresh ice/salt. . Cover and roll for
5 more minutes.
Ice Cream in a Bag
For each child you will need:
1 small ziploc bag (pint size)
1 large ziploc bag (quart size)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoon salt (regular table salt that pours
In each small bag add the milk, vanilla, &
sugar; seal the bag. Fill the large bag half full with ice; add salt.
Place the small bag inside the large bag and seal. Shake until mixture
is the consistency of ice cream takes about 5 minutes.
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