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Shavuot Snack-tivity: Ice-Cream in a bag

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Who wants to make messy, homemade ice cream for Shavuot?  I do.  It’s the one time a year my family makes ice cream, so right there it’s a highlight of the Jewish calendar. “The Giving of the Torah,”of course, is at the core of Shavuot, but “The Making of the Ice Cream” is a bit more memorable if you are five.

If you don’t have a proper ice cream maker—and I don’t—the kids can make it with Ziploc bags.  Even if you do have a machine, the low-tech baggie way is a good, gloppy group activity. Continue reading