Well as promised, here is our Ice Cream making fun from the other day! It was the July edition of our cooking with books fun! We read the book Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons and it explained how ice cream is made. After reading the book, we made a simple ice cream mix with half and half, whipping cream, and sugar. All of this was mixed in the old fashioned ice cream maker. The maker needed ice and salt placed around the drum. Thankfully this maker had a motor attached to the top of it so there was no hand cranking needed. Or so we thought! It motor decided not to work right, so we tried using the hand mixer instead. After about an hour it was still really soupy….then it was Dad to the rescue! My friend’s husband came home, fiddled with the motor and got it working! hooray! So we had yummy ice cream after all (don’t worry we had some from the store as a back up just incase)! It was a day full of yummy treats, lots of playtime, and summer fun (even a tornado warning to make it interesting)!
And the picture of the baby is just because she is too cute! She didn’t get any ice cream though! The kids had such a fun time together and it was fun as always! Besides, what is more summery then ice cream?