From Milk to Ice Cream


How is ice cream made? Milk is sent to a factory where it is mixed with sugar and flavors, frozen, and put into containers before being sent to stores in refrigerated trucks.
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How is ice cream made? Milk is sent to a factory where it is mixed with sugar and flavors, frozen, and put into containers before being sent to stores in refrigerated trucks.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
Ice cold, refreshing ice cream! Delicious alone, or with several toppings at a time, ice cream is everybody's favorite dessert. But how is it made? Ice cream is made from milk. A farmer milks the cows. The milk flows through tubes into a tank where it is cooled. Trucks take the tanks to an ice cream factory. The milk is cleaned and tested, then put into a vat. Sugar is added to make the milk sweet. The ice cream mix is heated to kill germs, then cooled. Flavors like chocolate and strawberry are added. Air is stirred in to make the soft ice cream fluffy. The ice cream is squirted into boxes, then put into a deep freeze to make it hard and ready to ship to stores. The author did a great job of using pictures and words in easy-to-read sentences, making this book a fun read. Parents and children can read it together. The child can study the pictures, while the parent reads, or they can take turns reading and looking at the pictures: either way, it is a great way to learn something new. The color layouts inside the book are vivid, and the pictures are large. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Children learn about the steps in the food-production cycle in these colorful titles. Chocolate explains how cocoa beans grow and are harvested, roasted, and made into chocolate. Peanut Butter describes the processes involved in harvesting, shelling, cooking, and crushing peanut plants to make peanut butter. In Milk, readers learn about what cows eat and how they are milked, and then how the milk is pasteurized for safe drinking. Ice Cream explains that milk is made into a mix with added flavorings to become ice cream. Each book contains a table of contents with the steps listed in the food production. Each spread is clearly organized by the introduction of a specific step and then followed by short sentences to provide additional explanations. A color photograph on the opposite page offers visual clues. Vocabulary words are in bold and are defined in a glossary at the end of each book. A perfect way for youngsters to get their first glimpse at how familiar foods are produced for consumption.—Janet Weber, Tigard Public Library, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761391777
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

A farmer milks cows 4

The milk becomes mix 6

The mix is heated 8

A worker adds flavors 10

The mix is stirred 12

The mix gets cold 14

Ice cream fills buckets 16

The ice cream gets colder 18

Trucks take the ice cream 20

Time for dessert! 22

Glossary 24

Index 24

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