Science of Cooking: Ice Cream
What you get
Science is never cooler than when you’re using it to make ice cream! Dig into a series of kitchen chemistry experiments and kid-friendly recipes for ice cream and sorbet — made using just the tools in this crate and some ingredients from home. Learn about the science behind ice crystals and freezing, how air is one of the most important ingredients in ice cream, and how stabilizers help keep dessert delicious. Then customize the included recipes to make all sorts of creamy concoctions — from choco-cherry ice cream to fresh fruit sorbet!
This crate does not include any food ingredients, including rock salt. Food prep tools should be washed before use.
the Crate Challenge
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“I've had enough ice cream, said no one ever. That's why we wanted to be sure our ice cream–making tools would hold up to lots (and lots) of use.”
By the numbers
Ice cream scoopers tested: 7
Batches of ice cream made: at least 15
Ice cream considered in testing of this crate: a lot, but we'd still eat more!
May 12 2023
It’s fun and exciting for a 4 years old kid but the rolling part to make it work seems to be too much for this age. My kid kept saying his arms were tired.
Apr 26 2023
We are having so much fun with this kit and I expect we will use it for a long time. My kids are young so right now it is a family activity that they will do solo when they are older. The recipes are great! We regularly make icecream and have several recipes, but this may become our new go to recipe with an adjustment to the vanilla. Following the recipe the vanilla is very strong and we could even feel the burn of the alcohol; halving the amount of vanilla was more to our liking. The cook time for the experiment with stabilizers was also too long for us causing the mixture to "explode" in the microwave, but it made for a good note in our lab book. Overall I am pleased with the quality of the kit. I really like that the experiment/recipe book is somewhat laminated to be spill proof. However, the measurements on the small measuring cup started rubbing off after the first use, along with the silicone of the whisk cracking so a little disappointed those don't seem like they will hold up.
Apr 24 2023
I purchased the Science of Cooking Ice Cream Crate as a gift for my 8-year old grandson, and he loved it! He is old enough to appreciate the chemistry involved, and even took lab notes at important points in the process (kudos for providing the Lab Notes tablet!) to share with his 2nd grade classmates at school. Fun was had by all in making the ice cream - Charlie’s 5-yr old little sister joined in, too - and in the end we had some delicious vanilla ice cream … wonderful!