Five Easy Summer Treats to Make with Your Kids
This summer has been a real hot one! We’ve had temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius for the past couple of weeks now and it doesn’t seem like it is cooling down anytime soon. Since the summer has been so warm so far, indulging in a nice cool treat during the day has most likely become a regular occurrence for you and your kids. Although, instead of simply just opting for some store-bought ice cream, why not make your own frozen treats with your kids! This is a fun activity to do with your kids, while also producing some yummy treats that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Here are 5 easy summer treats that you can make with your kids:
Popsicles are great frozen treats to make with your kids! Not only are they fairly easy to make, but there are so many different recipes you can try. You can try combining flavours and ingredients or you can stick with one of your tried and true flavours. All you really need are popsicle molds and the ingredients you want to use. If you want to try making some DIY popsicles, you can check out our blog post for some ideas here.
Why buy ice cream when you can make your own! And don’t worry, you won’t need a fancy ice cream maker for this recipe either. All you need to make this ice cream is a blender and the ingredients listed in the recipe (only 4 ingredients). It is definitely a faster and healthier alternative to store bought ice cream, that’s for sure!
If you want a dairy-free alternative to an ice cream cone, then you and your kids can make chocolate dipped fruit cones. Instead of having ice cream fill the cone, fruit is the dairy-free substitute. This treat is an even healthier option for your kids as it contains mostly natural sugars from the main component of the treat: fruit. Pro-tip: If you want this summer treat to be completely free of dairy, be sure to use only dark chocolate when dipping the cones.
Another great summer treat that you and your kids can make together is frozen banana bites. This recipe combines bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate to make a super sweet and yummy treat for the whole family. Kids can also have fun decorating and adding toppings to their frozen banana bites, including peanuts, toffee bits, sprinkles, etc.
Now this last summer treat is super easy for your kids to make. All you need is some wooden skewers and and a variety of different fruits. Kids can have fun making their own kebabs on their own by combining their favourite fruits on the skewers. Then pop them in the freezer and take them out when you are ready to eat them. These make for quick and easy snacks that kids can enjoy outside on a hot summer day!
There are so many more summer treat recipes that you can try making with your kids, but we hope this list has given you some ideas. So, enjoy the summer weather and have fun making these treats with your kids!