A few years ago, my daughter (she was 8 or 9 at the time) got a McFlurry maker for Christmas. Anxious to try it, she read the directions as far as what was needed (3/4 cup of salt, quite a bit of ice, 2 or three cups of light cream) but didn’t read any further.
She insisted she didn’t need help, and I figured, well, it’s a toy, if she wants to do it herself, I’ll let her. After several minutes of mixing, she lamented that the cream wasn’t turning into ice cream.
Turns out, she had poured the 3/4 cup of salt into the cream, rather than over the ice, which stays in the container OUTSIDE the cup of cream. Just imagine – 2 cups of cream and 3/4 of a cup of salt.
Poor kid still hears about it.