(June 11, 2014) June is the first really warm month of the year. Well, it is supposed to, so technically our latest dough of the month in the “12 Months of Sensory Dough” series of Lemon Lime Adventures is aptly chosen as ice cream dough. So Valerie found this great recipe for edible ice cream dough on Smart School House and immediately knew that this was the recipe we wanted to do!
The beauty of the recipe is that it only takes two ingredients, but we wanted to add some colour and scent to it to make it even more fun, so we took out all of the food coloring and clear extracts and let Nico decide, what he wanted to use, so blue and cinnamon it was. What do you mean – this does not work together? In the mind of a pre-schooler this makes perfect sense!
So we mixed the colour and cinnamon extract together first, then added the frosting and finally gradually (important, since we needed way less sugar than the recipe called for) stirred in the icing sugar (and isn’t it very fitting that FROSTing and ICing turn into ICE CREAM dough?) and we had – a sugar powder streaked sticky dough that did not quite resemble the smooth sensation that this was supposed to be…
We told Nico that he would have to work the dough with his hands and after some short reluctance, he went right for it and managed to get the dough together nicely And of course he also had to take in the smell!
So when we asked Nico what he wanted to do with his dough, he said “cut it”. Yes, he wants to cut anything that is dough related, so we had to figure out something else for him to do. So he wanted to do a pizza. Or rather he wanted us do make the pizza, so he could, well, cut it, but we were adamant that if he wanted to cut the pizza, he would have to make it. So at first he rolled it and then we put some “blackeroni” on it, which basically was black buttons, even adding an extra dough ball in the middle. He then tried to cut it into quarters, but had a few aim issues, so after a little break, he went all out.
We made another dough ball, rolled it out, then we would make pepperoni slices, shred some cheese and even add some broccoli to it, before starting to cut and Valerie even managed to get him started on halves and quarters, introducing some simple fractions, which a pizza is just perfect for! If you have older kids, you can also go into eights and whatnot, to add a little more educational depth.
Nico really enjoyed the ice cream dough, because it was really soft and pliable and felt really nice to the touch. It is one of his favorite doughs so far and we hope that you will have as much fun making this as he had
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Lemon Lime Adventure~Look! We’re Learning!~Glittering Muffins~Still Playing School~Little Bins for Little Hands~Natural Beach Living~The Eyes of a Boy~Powerful Mothering~Wildflower Ramblings~I Heart Crafty Things~Delightful Learning~The Life of Jennifer Dawn.
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