If you’re looking for a great starter recipe or a no-fuss, few ingredient recipes for little ones that doesn’t involve any baking or cooking or even much knife work, this is your recipe. We also make it without any sugar, because with the strawberries I don’t think it needs to be any sweeter. You can make this a vegan recipe by changing the yoghurt to a coconut yoghurt or other dairy-free alternative.
By the way, I know this isn’t really a sundae. There’s no ice cream, no sugar overload, but the kids like thinking they’re having an amazing treat, and since it doesn’t even have sugar in it, I’m happy for them to have it as often as they like.
Teaching points for Strawberry Sundaes
This is a good recipe for discussing substitutions. The recipe calls for strawberries. What if you can’t find any? Could you use cheese? Not really. Could you use frozen strawberries? Sure. Blueberries? Sure. Would you use 10 blueberries? Or a few more? Would using eleven strawberries be too many? Would it ruin the recipe? How about the yoghurt? Can you substitute for coconut yoghurt? This is a really good recipe for learning the basics of making substitutions in recipes.
Skills in making the Strawberry Sundaes
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- 10 strawberries to mash
- 5 strawberries to decorate
- 3 tbsp yoghurt
- Mint leaves (optional)
- Wash the strawberries in water and remove any leaves.
- Put 10 strawberries in a bowl and use either a masher or the back of a fork to roughly mash up the strawberries.
- Add the yoghurt and mix it all together with a spoon.
- Spoon the mixture into the sunday glasses to near the top.
- Slice the remaining strawberries and gently lay them on top to decorate.
- Add a mint leaf if you have.
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