July is National Ice Cream Month, and today is National Ice Cream Day! It’s the perfect day to treat yourself to some ice cream, or if you have an ice cream maker, make some homemade ice cream for a fun treat.
Here are some of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes if you’re looking for a new one to try out:
- Simple, Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
- Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Ice Cream
- Lavender Vanilla Ice Cream
For more homemade ice cream recipes, check out my Ice Cream board on Pinterest.
July’s the perfect month to teach the kids all about ice cream, and for a fun activity, try making ice cream in a bag.
Some quick tips:
- I’ve found that it’s the kind of activity you want to do outside, because it flings water all over the place as you shake the bag.
- I recommend wrapping the bag in kitchen towels or wearing gloves, because it gets cold!
- If you have younger ice cream makers, be prepared to do some of the shaking yourself! It took us only about 15 minutes though, and we got some yummy ice cream out of it and had some fun!
If you have little ones, here are some fun picture books all about ice cream:
Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper. This book describes the process of ice cream being made, starting with the cows in the field all the way through the factory and into stores and ice cream shops. It has lots of information but presents it in an interesting way and was probably my favorite out of the books we read.
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons. This book described some of the history of ice cream as well as how ice cream is made in the factory and makes its way to us. There are colorful pictures and also lots of good information.
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems. My daughter loves the Elephant and Piggie books, and this one was perfect for our ice cream theme and had a sweet message about sharing as well. I definitely recommend this book, especially if you’re a fan of Mo Willems’ other books.
Do you like making homemade ice cream? What’s your favorite flavor? Share your recipes in the comments below!
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