…we all scream for ice cream! But do you know how to make it? You mix cream, sugar, and your favorite chips and flavorings, then stir that mixture while it’s being chilled by ice. The stirring folds in air, giving you smooth, scoopable ice cream. An electric ice cream maker can do all the work – but if you don’t have one, just put the mixture in a plastic bag, put that inside a bigger bag of ice, and shake it till it’s ready!
Wee ones: If your recipe calls for 2 cups of cream and 1 cup of sugar, how many cups of ingredients is that?
Little kids: If you stir your ice cream mixture, then shake it, then smush it, then stir, shake, smush…what’s the 8th thing you do? Bonus: If you’ve made 6 cups of ice cream and want to share equally with a friend, how many cups does each of you get?
Big kids: If you need a teaspoon of vanilla for every 2 cups of ice cream, how many teaspoons do you need if you’re making a gallon (16 cups)? Bonus: If you have 24 teaspoons of vanilla and 40 cups of cream, which one will run out first as you make vanilla ice cream?
Wee ones: 3 cups.
Little kids: Shake it. Bonus: 3 cups.
Big kids: 8 teaspoons. Bonus: The cream will run out first, because 24 teaspoons of vanilla is enough for 48 cups of cream.