Measuring and Making Ice Cream



  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A.2 Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).1 Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.2


  • Ice Cream: The Full Scoop, Gail Gibbons
  • The Ice Cream King, Steve Metzger
  • The Sundae Scoop (Math Start 2), Stuart J. Murphy
  • Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise, H. A. Rey
  • From Cow to Ice Cream, Bertram T. Night


Make Ice Cream! Ice cream measurements are easy and a good place for kids to start learning to love cooking and baking and working in the kitchen. An ice cream maker is a fun addition to the kitchen and an appliance that even first graders can learn to use. Read about ice cream with your children and then follow the directions to make wonderful treats. Get adventurous and add your own ingredients. Can you come up with an entirely new ice cream flavor? What will you name it?

Our Favorite Ice Cream Recipe from Cuisinart

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

1 Cup peanut butter, 2/3 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup chopped peanut butter cups.

  1. Mix peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Add milk and mix for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 – 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Turn on Cuisinart ice cream make. Pour mixture into bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is completed, add candy and let it mix completely.

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