Those of you who know my oldest son Andrew will not be surprised by this at all. He lives his life on the edge of adventure. He looks for opportunities to try unusual experiences and he makes sure as many family members as possible are participants.
This past week was no exception. Andrew found a place online to purchase a liquid nitrogen flask. He had it shipped from overseas and then found a place locally that would fill it. He proceeded to gather all of us in the dining room for an experience we won’t forget. He poured the liquid nitrogen into a Styrofoam cooler and the fun began. We had prepared a variety of food items to freeze, including marshmallows, gummy bears, Oreos, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon. He certainly had the kids’ attention! Then came the best part. ICE CREAM! If you make a homemade ice cream recipe and pour it into squeeze bottles and then give them to Andrew and Randy, in a flash you have homemade Dippin’ Dots! They were a little lumpy, not perfect spheres like the real thing but the kids didn’t seem to care. It was a fun treat and an experience I never expected to have. Somebody else thought it was pretty sweet too!