We all scream for ice cream! That’s right, on the first day it’s been cold in weeks, the Tugboats made ice cream. It was such a hit, and so easy to do! Kristy brought us an ice cream ball, which has a large outer chamber for ice and rock salt. There is also an inner chamber that holds your ice cream ingredients. We were making a basic vanilla ice cream, so we used 1 pint of cream, 1/3 cup of sugar, and 1-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. The children helped load the outer chamber with ice and salt, then helped stir our ice cream ingredients before we poured them into the inner chamber. With both ends tightly locked, we rolled the ball back and forth for 5 minutes together. Singing a new song Kristy taught us last week, we each took turns rolling the ball to friends. The recipe suggested 10 minutes of rolling, but the kiddos tired quickly of the vigorous rolling. I played some super fun dance music and the children danced their booties off while I rolled the ball. Fifteen minutes later, we were all tired, but our ice cream was finished! Everyone enjoyed the extra special little treat at lunch time!