||Make ice cream in a bag by combining ½ cup of milk (half and half),
1 tablespoon of sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract to a sealed plastic pint-sized
freezer bag. Mix around in bag. Then add sealed bag to a larger gallon size freezer bay
filled half way with ice and about ¼ cup rock salt. Seal the larger bag and then shake
the two bags together for about 4 minutes. Enjoy your ice cream! Search the World Wide Web
for other ways to make homemade ice cream.
||Make chocolate fondue in a crock-pot by melting chocolate chips. Then dip
several of your favorite fruits, bread, or pretzels into the chocolate making it a favorite
chocolate treat. Caramel may be used as a substitute for chocolate chips.
||Make a simple yeast dough recipe. Place dough into a bag to knead. Form
the kneaded dough into different animal shapes (like a turtle, bear, etc.) Bake and top it off
with a sweet topping.
||Make a batch of your favorite cookies from one of your family's recipes
that represent your heritage. Share with your troop.
||Make a sugar free recipe of confectionaries and donate to a nursing home, a
shelter or food pantry.
||With your troop, make a simple butter cream icing (search the world wide web
for recipes) and then using pastry decorating bags and tips pipe simple designs with at least
four different tips. Practice on wax paper and then try to decorate a small cake or cupcake!
||Use a favorite family recipe to make a cake or pie. Find out what ingredients
are needed and then help purchase them.
||Visit a bakery, bread or bagel shop, or pastry section of a restaurant. Watch
while they make different types of sweets for dessert.
||Make several of your favorite types of chocolate treats (e.g. s'mores,
chocolate truffles, fudge, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies) and have a chocolate feast!
||Compile several different recipes from troop members and then make a troop
||Make your favorite candy bar. Start by melting chocolate chips or chocolate
melts and spoon into a rectangle mold. Then add ingredients to turn it into your favorite
candy bar (e.g. Reese's pieces, peanut butter, caramel, Rice Krispies, etc.) and then freeze
for 7 - 10 minutes to make your candy bar harden.
||Help to make a special dessert for your family for a holiday or a birthday