D.I.Y Science – Make your own Ice-Cream

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help primary school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

This episode shows you how to make your very own ice-cream in just 15 minutes using a little science know-how.

It is best suited to Year 5 and 8 Chemistry students who are learning about solids, liquids and gases or even Physics students who are learning about heat transfer.

D.I.Y SCIENCE: Make your own Ice-Cream

Find out how you can make your own ice-cream with a little science know-how.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

What if you could make an ice-cream in any flavour you want? Learn how in this short video.


What you’ll need:

1 x large mixing bowl full of ice and water
1 x packet of table salt
2 x teaspoons
1 x medium metal bowl
1/3 cup of cream
2 x teaspoons of sugar
Vanilla essence

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Years: 5, 8


Chemical Sciences – Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models

Additional: Careers.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter