Friday, August 8, 2014

Thomas Jefferson's Vanilla Ice Cream

Did you know Thomas Jefferson is the source of the first known American recipe for vanilla ice cream? Yet another reason to love the man. Daisy's birthday fell on one of the days we studied Thomas Jefferson, so we made Jefferson's homemade vanilla ice cream to celebrate. You can find the recipe (along with modern updates/instructions) here.

Yum! (And here's my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe too, just for fun.)
Speaking of Thomas Jefferson, the children also really liked it when I let them sign their own names to the copy of the Declaration of Independence we have. This would be a great time to use a quill pen, which we didn't do this time, but I did let them use my fountain pen, which they thought was very exciting!
We concur. :)

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