Pint-size baggies – heavy duty
Gallon-size baggies – heavy duty
Procedure: 1. Fill the large bag about ½ full of ice. Add 6 tablespoons of rock salt to the ice.
2. Put ½ cup of milk, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of sugar into a smaller baggie and seal. Put this inside another small baggie and seal. This will prevent saltwater from seeping into your ice cream.
3. Place the double bagged small baggie into the larger baggie and seal.
4. Shake the baggie until you have ice cream.
5. Remove the smaller baggie from the larger one. Wipe off the water, then open it carefully and enjoy your ice cream!
People have been enjoying the rich and wonderful taste of butter for more than 6,000 years. Archaeologists have found pounds of ancient butter buried in the peat bogs of Ireland. Butter is still made in essentially the same way as it has been for thousands of years. Roll up your sleeves and make butter like the ancients!
Heavy whipping cream – you can buy this at the grocery store
Crackers – any kind you like
Clean baby food jar
1. Fill your baby food jar about ½ full with whipping cream.
2. Add a pinch of salt for taste.
3. Seal the cap on tight.
4. Shake your jar up and down vigorously.
5. You will notice that soon you will have a creamy substance that we know as whipped cream. You’re not done yet! Keep shaking!
6. Soon you will have a clump surrounded by a liquid. The clump is your butter and the liquid is buttermilk.
7. Drink the buttermilk if you like, it’s full of protein.
8. Place your butter in a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze the excess liquid out.
9. Use your butter knife to spread your creation on crackers and enjoy!
When milk straight from the cow is left to stand it separates into skim milk and cream. The cream rises to the top. The cream is full of proteins and fat. When you shake the cream and agitate the fat globules, they stick together to form butter. The leftover liquid is called buttermilk and it is full of protein.
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