10 Simple Ice Cream Recipes that Kids Will Love to Make & Eat


April 27, 2019

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Summer is here…..well almost, so it’s time to stock the freezer with treats for the kids (and adults). Why not try making your own ice cream this year? Many recipes don’t even need an ice cream maker! Here are 10 Simple Ice Cream Recipes that Kids will Love to Make & Eat.

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Making ice-cream is not too difficult so get the kids involved, as long as they promise to have patience while it freezes!

Simple Ice Cream Recipes

#1. Ice Cream Maker Free Chocolate Ice Cream

chocolate ice cream

Image: RealSimple.com

This chocolate ice cream recipe from RealSimple.com is, as it says in the title, “Ice cream Maker Free”, so if you haven’t invested in one yet you don’t need to for this yummy recipe.

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#2. Homemade Ice Cream….in a Bag

homemade ice cream in a bag

Image: Food.com

This is perfect for the kids to do – no need for a freezer or freezing time. Plus no dirty bowls to wash either! This ice cream in a bag recipe is very simple and doesn’t take very long at all either.

#4. Fizzy Chocolate Cubes


Image: GoodtoKnow

These fizzy chocolate cubes are a take on choc ices with a banana ice cream middle. They are great fun for your child to join in with, and as you can make them in bulk they are ideal for kids parties where they can show off their results!

#5. Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted caramel ice cream

Image: RealSimple.com

This is my favourite and so simple to do. This Salted Caramel Ice cream recipe will be loved by all the family. Your kids will especially love the caramel sauce, so you may need to make a little more than the recipe suggested in case of little sauce thieves :)

#6. Easy Homemade Ice Cream

This video from Full-Time-Kid shows 9 year old Mya making ice cream and shares handy educational tips too. Your kids will love making the ice cream themselves and they’ll be learning as they do it. A win-win.

#7. Strawberry Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream

This Rachel Allen’s strawberry ice cream recipe is a firm favourite in our house. 2 of my kids are dairy allergic/intolerant so you can also use a dairy free cream too and it tastes just as good. It is really light and creamy and best of all you don’t need an ice-cream machine!

#7. Sugar-free Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream


Image: BBC Food

This scrumptious strawberry and banana ice cream recipe is sugar free, getting all it’s sweetness naturally from the fruit. The kids will love joining in with this recipe and it will make a colourful addition to your dessert choices.

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#8. Vanilla Ice Cream

silly twits ice cream

Image: BBC Good Food

How simple this vanilla ice cream is to make! This one is called “silly twits ice cream”, it’s a custard-based vanilla ice cream, and you can just add your preferred flavours then if you want to jazz it up a bit.

#9. Ice Cream and Mixed-Berry Pops

iced berry pops

Image: Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart shares this easy recipe for ice cream and mixed berry pops. You can use shop bought vanilla ice cream or make your own from the recipe above then just add the pureed berries.

You can get similar lolly moulds from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

#10. One-step No-churn Coffee Ice Cream

One-step no-churn coffee ice cream

Image: BBC Food

This one is more for older kids/teens and grownups, as it has coffee in it! It’s an incredibly simple coffee ice cream recipe from Nigella Lawson on the BBC Food website is just too easy not to make. She serves it Italian-style in sweet buns!

Have your say! Any other simple ice cream recipes that your kids like? Tell us in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you. 

10 Simple Ice Cream Recipes that Kids Will Love to Make & Eat

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Published On: April 27th, 2019 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: August 18th, 2023 / Tags: , , /

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Sian Phillips is the Managing Editor of Tweak Your Biz. Sian is a qualified accountant and has an honours diploma in Journalism too. She is either content editing, accounting or writing on any given day.

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