Free Summer Activities For Kids-Make Your Own Ice Cream
YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups ice
6 tablespoons of rock salt (regular salt will also work)
2 quart size Ziploc bags
1 gallon size Ziploc freezer bag
The Science Behind It-How Does This Happen:
What does the salt do? Just like we use salt on icy roads in the winter, salt mixed with ice in this case also causes the ice to melt. When salt comes into contact with ice, the freezing point of the ice is lowered. Water will normally freeze at 32 degrees F. A 10% salt solution freezes at 20 degrees F, and a 20% solution freezes at 2 degrees F. By lowering the temperature at which ice is frozen, we are able to create an environment in which the milk mixture can freeze at a temperature below 32 degrees F into ice cream.
HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM:
1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and sprinkle the salt over the ice. Seal the bag.
If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to a Disneyland Resort this summer prepare to be dazzled Disneyland is turning sixty and they have a Diamond Celebration happening that they want you to be a part of. While you’re there, be sure to check out Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street or the newly opened Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop on the Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure Park. And if you’re like thousands of others, summer time is the perfect time for a Dole Whip, located at the Enchanted Tiki Room, which recently celebrated its 50th birthday this year. Are you a Walt Disney World frequent visitor? What’s your favorite ice cream spot? Maybe it’s the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream-let us know where your favorite ice cream hangouts are. Whether at home or on the road, ice cream with the family makes every day a magical one.