My girls love ice cream, and I love giving them things they love. I don’t love filling them with preservatives, sugar or colourants though, so when I spotted this recipe in one of our plethora of Dora the Explorer cook books for children, I thought it would be a great one for Ameli, my 3 year old to get involved in.
Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. This month, we celebrate foods with kid-appeal! Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe you’d like to share, add it to the linky below.
I do find the raspberries a bit tart for my liking, but my oldest just loves the pink ice cream, as she calls it. She loves being part of making it too, so that’s helpful. My girls love ice cream, but I don’t really love the additives and chemicals that go into most commercial ice creams. Ice cream also has a lot of sugar and fat and while I don’t mind fat too much, the sugar isn’t necessary. We have a huge collection of Dora the Explorer cooking magazines that have built up over the last year or so, and we found this recipe in one of the early issues. It is really simple, and very tasty.
Of course it’s adaptable – I’d love to try it with a refreshing mix of summer berries, or even adding some mint leaves, but here’s the original for now.
- 500ml Greek Yoghurt
- 300g Raspberries (or other berries)
- 2 tbs Honey
- Mash berries in a mixing bowl. (I put them in the Thermomix® once my toddler had mashed them, to get the seeds broken up. Any blender will do this.)
- Pour yoghurt in with berries
- Add honey
- Mix well
- Place in freezer for one hour.
- Stir well to get rid of all icicles
- Freeze for another hour.
- Stir again.
- Freeze for one more hour.
- Take out of freezer for five minutes to soften a little, then serve.
Please take a moment to visit the blogs of our other Festival of Food participants. The links in this list will be live by the end of the day, as participants are all in different time zones.
- Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares Coconut Milk Popsicles, a super easy creation that is customizable! You can also find Jennifer on Facebook.
- Luschka at Keeper of the Kitchen shares a wonderful Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt. A fabulous summer ice cream alternative, easy for children to make, easy to store and easy to eat, this frozen yoghurt recipe can be adapted to taste and is a guilt-free snack for hot,hot days. You can also find Luschka on Facebook.
- Lindy at Poppy Soap Company shares some super tasty, super easy Granola Delight Bars inspired by her sweet son. You can also find Lindy on Facebook.
- Mercedes at Project Procrastinot shares a comfort-food recipe sure to be a future family favorite. Don’t miss this Grown-Up Mac & Cheese for You and Baby to Love. You can also find Mercedes on Facebook.
- Jorje at Momma Jorje has fun throwing together Monster Smoothies with her girls. The key is in the flexibility. You can also fine Momma Jorje on Facebook.