The last food that McKee class had expressed an interest in learning about was ice cream! Mrs Johnson and Mrs Matthews were also keen to have a go at making it, and so asked around to try and borrow an ice cream maker. The generous donor went one better and loaned an ice cream ball. McKee class had a fantastic of a time playing with this. This is a selection of what they said afterwards when they were asked what to put on the blog.....
"We wanted to eat ice cream and Mrs Matthews said we should we make it first! We borrowed a big pink ball.
In one side we put the cream and sugar and other ingredients and put the lid on.
In the other side we put lots and lots and lots of ice cubes and some lumpy salt.
The salt helped make everything stay cold. We had to keep adding more ice cubes. It was really cold when we were rolling it. My hands were freezing! We did it outside to help it stay cold. We had to keep rolling it and not let it stop.
|The end result|
As you can see the experiment was a success and surprisingly easy, if rather cold on the hands! Most of the children enjoyed the ice cream, only one said he preferred the ice cream he usually ate at home. Afterwards the class were keen to talk about what they had done and how the ingredients had changed to make this special treat. A great way to end the topic on food.