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Making ice cream at the library

Shown shaking the ice cream bags are Gabe Zundel, Reagan Zundel, Eli Copenhaver, Wil Copenhaver, Noah Copenhaver, Shelia Copenhaver, Michelle Amerson, Mario Martinez, Angelica Martinez, Elise White.

News Staff Writer

What better way to end the summer STEM program at the Atmore Public Library than by making homemade ice cream. That’s what the group did Friday, July 27, for the last STEM session.
This process was a little unusual in that there was not an ice cream freezer involved. There was, however, science.
Here’s how it works.
For a single serving, you need
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons of salt (or more)
Gallon size baggie half to 3/4 full of ice
1 quart size baggie
1. Put the milk, vanilla, and sugar in a quart baggie and close it. Shake so all ingredients are mixed well.
2. Pour salt (the more the better) over the ice in the gallon-size baggie.
3. Put the smaller bag inside the larger bag and close it. Shake, shake, shake for about 10 minutes or until the liquid starts to thicken.
4. Add some sprinkles and eat it up!
APL personnel helped with ingredients, but the kids did the shaking. And reports were that the ice cream was really good.

News photo by Sherry Digmon