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First Fridays with the State Museum: We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Fri Nov 06, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Girl Fee:

History, Science, Ice Cream – what’s not to love? Whether we’re using liquid nitrogen to make it or making ice cream in a bag – State Museum Educators find any excuse to eat their favorite frozen treat! Join us as we take a little walk through history and learn about where our modern idea of ice cream comes from. Then we’ll make ice cream together in a bag and learn all about the science behind what’s happening. You’ll need a few materials listed below.

Materials Needed:

-        2 x 1-Gallon zip top bags

-        2 x 1-quart zip top bags

-        A spoon

-        Measuring spoons

-        Measuring cups

-        1 cup half and half, milk, or other ice cream base (different things will work, they’ll just take longer to turn into ice cream. And yes – strawberry or chocolate milk will make that type of ice cream!)

-        2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar

-        A pinch of table salt

-        ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (or other flavor if you’d like)

-        1 cup Rock Salt (kosh salt will work as well)

-        Lots of ice! We’ll start with 2 cups and you’ll probably need to add more

-        Toppings!