Saturday, July 14, 2012

Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream so Easy a Preschooler can Make it!

Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day.  It sounds like a fun day to celebrate doesn't it!  Sassyfras made some wonderful chocolate ice cream for us.  It's a simple recipe, but oh so good!

chocolate ice cream recipe, cooking with kids

I found the cute "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" napkins at Party City.

1 1/2 cups of whole milk
3 cups of heavy cream
1 can of Hershey Syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla
a dash of salt

Sassyfras poured her ingredients in a large bowl and stirred until all the syrup was mixed into the cream.  Then, I helped her pour it into our ice cream maker and started it. It's that simple and it was so good!

Last year, we did a traveling story hour with the book "The Ice Cream King" by Steve Metzger.  We made some fun ice cream flavored play doughs and did a little craft...all at a favorite ice cream store. You can read our full post here.
traveling story hour, The Ice Cream King activities

The Ice Cream King activities, traveling story hour

Have fun celebrating tomorrow! 

Linking to:  Link and Learn, Tuesday Tots, Chef in Training, Adventurz with Kids in the Kitchen, Weekly Kids Co-op


MaryAnne said...

I love how simple this recipe is - must taste wonderful, too!

We made chocolate ice cream in a bag - doesn't look quite as beautiful as yours, though :)

Krissa said...

The traveling story hour is such a fun idea! I'm sharing my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe today and later in the week sharing about making ice cream in a bag with the kids. It was fun and surprisingly easy! Here's my vanilla ice cream recipe:

Bethany said...

Making ice cream is so much fun and totally delicious! We just had some fresh churned at our family reunion today.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

National ice cream day does call for a special celebration! It's nice that you have an icecream maker - it makes homemade icecream much easier to make!

Sherri said...

I really should have been all over the National ice cream day...since it is my favorite food!! But I missed it! :(
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Unknown said...

pinned and shared! thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen!