Wednesday 10th March
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Good afternoon everyone,
As we reach the middle of the week it seems as if the children were never away, everyone has settled back into the routine quickly, rekindled their friendships and are enjoying the fun of being in nursery.
There was lots of science activities taking place again, children who didn’t join yesterday’s slime activity had a turn and we continued with ice cream making. This is an activity you can do really quickly and easily at home. Children love to make their own and you can experiment by adding different flavours and toppings. It works out much cheaper than a tub of Ben and Jerrys and you get to have fun in the process,
You really don't need a fancy ice cream maker to make ice cream. All you need is a plastic bag and about twenty minutes. Once it’s made you can top with any of your favourite toppings and enjoy homemade ice cream instantly!
- 240 ml single cream
- 2 tbsp. caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 75 g salt (coarse or rock salt is best but table salt works too)
- Toppings of your choice
In a small re-sealable plastic bag, combine single cream, sugar, and vanilla. Push out the excess air and seal.
Into a larger re-sealable plastic bag, combine ice and salt.
Place the small bag inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously for 10 minutes, until the ice cream has hardened.
Remove from bag serve into bowls or cones and enjoy with your favourite ice cream toppings.
It really is that easy
The Science behind Ice Cream in a Bag
The salt added to the ice lowers the melting point of the ice, just like it does when we add salt to roads in the winter. The ice pulls the heat away from the ice cream which melts the ice and allows the ice cream to freeze. Heat is released from the cream which has the surprising effect of making it freeze.
In the first floor class children were experimenting with sound and exploring how it travels and there was still lots of interest in the rockets.
Have a lovely evening and do send in pictures if you make your own ice-cream at home.