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

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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, which will save you money, and by adding fruit, will allow you to make it a healthier option? Making ice-cream is not too difficult so get the kids involved(we don’t think that will be too difficult!). Here are 10 Simple Ice Cream Recipes that Kids will Love to Make & Eat.

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#1. Ice Cream Maker Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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.

chocolate ice cream


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

This incredibly simple coffee ice cream recipe from Nigella Lawson on the BBC Food website is just too easy not to make. There’s even a quick instruction video if the whole “whip it all together” doesn’t compute.


#3. Homemade Ice Cream….in a Bag

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.

Ice cream in a bag


#4. Fizzy Chocolate Cubes

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

This is my favourite and so simple to do. Another one from RealSimple.com 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 🙂

Salted caramel ice cream


#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. Traffic Light Ice Lollies

These colourful traffic light ice lollies can take 30 minutes to prepare then 4 and a half hours of freezing time, but your kids will love joining in and seeing the different stages. Of course they’ll all love the finished lollies too and I’m sure they’ll be eaten a lot quicker than they took to make.



#8. Sugar-free Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream

This scrumptious strawberry and banana icecream 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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#9. Silly Twits Ice Cream

The clue is in the name  – how simple this silly twits ice cream is to make! This is just basic vanilla ice cream, and you can just add your preferred fruit to jazz it up a bit.

silly twits ice cream

BBC Good Food

#10. Ice Cream and Mixed-Berry Pops

The one and only 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.

These Toogoo lolly moulds are available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Iced berry pops

Martha Stewart

Over to you – have you any fun ideas for ice cream recipes that you can do with your kids?

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