Homemade Ice Cream

Last night was a new moon, which marks a new Biblical month, so we did some fun "life skills" to celebrate - we made ice cream! For the ice cream, we used 8 cups of milk, 1 pint of whipping cream, 2 cups of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. The kids put the mixture into a large ice cream maker and a small ball shaped maker. They loaded the containers with layers of ice and rock salt sprinkled in between. The large maker was plugged in, and can you guess what they did with the ball shaped ice cream maker?


 We had some great homeschool moments assembling the ingredients for the ice cream. . .like how many pints is 8 cups, how many quarts, etc. And what action the salt has on the ice. And well, what's ice cream without hot fudge sauce?


 2 cups sugar 
1 cup brown sugar (or Sucanat)
 1 cup baker's cocoa
 4 tbsp. flour 
1/4 cup butter 
1 1/2 cup water 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp vanilla 

 Mix dry ingredients in a saucepan. Add butter and water. Bring to a boil, and boil for 10 minutes (I do not wait this long--about six minutes, and I say it's good). Remove from heat, add the vanilla and stir. Serve over your other goodies. 

This recipe came from my friend, Tara, and I love it! She eats it with homemade chocolate cake and organic vanilla ice cream. I also think it makes a good chocolate milk once it cools. And I bet it would make a good hot chocolate!

We had organic sprinkles to top it off and even though it was chilly outside, it was a good ice cream day!