When it’s hot outside and your children are looking for something to do, there’s nothing better than a delicious, rewarding activity like making frozen treats. From fruit to ice cream, here are some delicious cold confections you and your child can make together.
1. Ice Cream in a Bag!
Combine a few ingredients in a plastic bag, and you can make your own ice cream! After the ingredients are in place, simply surround it with ice, and let your child do the churning! Instruct them to shake the bag vigorously. This will transform the ice cream into something you can scoop and enjoy. For older children, racing to see who can churn their ice cream the fastest may add an element of excitement. You can experiment with vanilla or chocolate depending on your child’s preference. If you want to try something healthier, you can make an easy fruit sorbet with your choice of frozen fruit and honey.
2. Fresh fruity popsicles
If your children love popsicles and you want an all-natural option, simply blend up your choice of fruit and layer it in popsicle molds for fresh fruit popsicles. You can find various fun and creative popsicle molds to add an extra fun twist. Short on time? You can also freeze fruit kabobs. Your child can help put the fruit on the skewers, and experiment with different patterns and types of fruit. This recipe suggests watermelon, honeydew, pineapple, grapes, and kiwi.
3. Frozen bananas
For a blend of healthy and sugary, try frozen bananas! These are simple and fun to make. Simply slice bananas in half, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze them. Little ones can help dip the frozen bananas into chocolate and sprinkle on the toppings of their choice. This recipe suggests nuts, toffee, peanuts, or coconut.
These simple recipes are fun and delicious ways to spend some quality time with your child.