One of my son’s favorite books series we read this year was John D. Fitzgerald’s The Great Brain series, which chronicles the adventures of young J.D. Fitzgerald and his older brothers, Sweyn and Tom–also known as The Great Brain. Growing up in Utah in the late 1890s, The Great Brain always has a scheme and his plans are definitely entertaining to read about! The Fitzgerald boys always look forward to Sunday, because it “was the day of the week when we made ice cream, and everybody helped.” Fitzgerald describes all the work they had to do in great detail, which may be a surprise to kids who are used to choosing from numerous flavors of ice cream in the freezer aisle! For this book, we made ice cream in a bag, and while it’s not quite as much work as they go through in the book, you definitely work hard enough to burn some of those calories!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- egg substitute equivalent to one egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Put all of your ingredients together in a quart sized freezer bag. Seal the top (and then double check it so you don’t lose all of your ingredients!) and then knead the bag gently to mix everything together.