I am no Caroline Ingalls, that’s clear, but we did make ice cream today from three ingredients and used our own muscles and movement to make it. A little taste of pioneer life here in 2015. Ice cream is a great motivator–all who wanted a taste had to eat many veggies with lunch and clean up the perler beads (can you tell this is a newfound obsession as I have mentioned it a few times now) First I combined cream, sugar and vanilla, poured it into one bag and placed inside a larger bag with lots of ice and salt. Next, the kids all took turns shaking it. Luckily we had a lot of visiting playmates and so the shaking wasn’t too strenuous. But the bag was incredibly cold! So cold it numbed your hands if you shook for much time at all. Note to self: use gloves next time. Oh, yes, there will be a next time!