“I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream!” A wonderful summer treat that milk gives us is ice cream. Today you will learn what makes ice cream so creamy and delicious. You will even have the chance to make your very own homemade ice cream!
Whole milk (the milk that usually has a red cap) contains about 3.25% milkfat, the fatty portion of milk. Ice cream must contain at least 10% milkfat to make it the creamy treat we all enjoy!
Learn more about milk fat and ice cream by watching this video: What is Ice Cream?
Look closely at the pages of this story as you read the perfect story for a hot summer day! Story Time With Michele! “Ice Cream Summer”
If you have cupcake liners at home, try making this fun craft before the summer melts away! Cupcake Liner Ice Cream Cone
Behind ice cream is a whole world of science that affects its creaminess and flavor. To learn more about this exciting world, watch this video about how science affects your ice cream.
Grab a paper plate, a pair of scissors, and sprinkles to make this craft that looks good enough to eat! https://www.easypeasyandfun.com
Has all of this talk about ice cream made you hungry? Make your own ice cream by using this recipe for ice cream in a bag
Something for everyone
Just like milk, ice cream takes quite a journey to get in your freezer or on your ice cream cone. Watch this video to see how Jenna transforms items found in the grocery store to fresh pints of blackberry ice cream!
Assessment and extended response
What is the main ingredient that gives ice cream its goodness? (Milk)
What gives Ice Cream its smooth and creamy texture? (milk fat)
What keeps water and fat together to keep ice cream uniform as it freezes? (Emulsifiers)
Who sold ice cream at the St Louis World’s Fair in 1904? (Arnold Fomachou)
What are 4 different varieties of ice cream? (Hard ice cream, soft serves, custards, and sherbets)
What determines the consistency of ice cream? (Ice crystals)
What are two ways to make your ice crystals small? (Add an emulsifier or change how fast your water freezes)