Scientific Endeavor of Making Ice Cream

Hand holding a sugar cone full of light green ice cream

Is ice cream the perfect tool for teaching science? This summer heat is telling me yes. chemistry, mineralogy, physics. Ice Cream has it all.

Fun lessons from Smithsonian:

When you think about ice cream, you might marvel at the plethora of available flavors. Or relish in the refreshment a scoop brings on a hot summer day. But there’s more to ice cream than meets the mouth. Its unique and delectable texture is the result of the same physical and chemical processes that govern concepts like forest recovery, rock formation and sub-zero survival in animals.

Here are five cool connections to ponder while you enjoy your next cone, cup or pint.

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