Perseverance Ice Cream
June 2, 2012 Leave a comment
I read this idea ages in some family magazine, and I’ve been waiting for ages to try it. The opportunity came with our Little Flowers Girls Club meeting this afternoon. Our saint for the meeting was St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and our virtue was perseverance.
2 gallon-sized zip top bags
enough ice to fill one of the bags about 2/3 full
1/3 c salt
1/2 c milk
1/4 c sugar
1/2 t vanilla extract
This might be obvious, but put the ice and the salt in one bag. Pour the milk, sugar and vanilla into the other bag. Place the ice cream bag inside of the ice-salt bag, removing as much air as possible from each bag. Have a child shake, squish and roll the bag around until the ice cream solidifies inside. Discard the ice-salt bag and either pour the ice cream into a bowl or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous than that, eat it right out of the bag with a spoon.
This is a great lesson in hanging in when things get tough (or when your hands get numb), as long as we keep in mind that all our troubles and pain will result in something sweet and wonderful–a good lesson for the Christian walk.