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Easy Ice Cream Recipes For Kids

Easy Ice Cream Recipes For Kids

kids ice cream

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, we’ve picked our favourite easy ice cream recipes for your little chefs.

No-Churn Ice Cream

homemade ice cream

Requiring just one step, condensed milk is the secret ingredient to making this top-notch no-churn ice cream.


Half a 397g can of sweetened condensed milk

600ml pot of double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract


Step 1

Put the condensed milk, cream and vanilla extract into a big bowl. Next, beat with an electric whisk until thick and rigid (like clotted cream). Then, scrape into a freezer container, cover with cling film and freeze until firm.

Rainbow Ice Lollies

rainbow popsicles

An easy way for little ones to get their five-a-day, this super simple ice lolly recipe is bound to impress.


Black and green grapes



Tinned peach slices

Sugar-free lemonade


Step 1

Cut the fruits into small pieces.

Step 2

Place and order the fruits in the ice lolly moulds to your taste - remember to fill up the fruits close together so they don’t move.

Step 3

Pour the lemonade into the moulds and fill them. Gentle tap the moulds to get rid of any air bubbles or trapped air.

Step 4

Put a lolly stick into each mould and pop inside the freezer for about 2 hours before serving.

Fizzy Chocolate Cubes

fizzy chocolate cubes


For the ice cream:

500ml carton chilled, ready-made vanilla custard

200g bar dark chocolate, melted

1 ripe banana, mashed

For the coating:

2 x 5g packets popping candy

300g (10oz) dark chocolate, melted

You’ll also need:

Ice cube trays (1-2)

Ice lolly sticks (20-24)


Step 1

To make the ice cream, warm the custard and stir in the melted chocolate and banana.

Step 2

Then, spoon the mixture into the ice cube trays. When the mixture is cold, pop the trays in the freezer and leave to set until nearly solid, then insert a lolly stick into each cube and leave to set fully.

Step 3

When set, stir the popping candy into the melted chocolate for the coating.

Step 4

Remove the ice cube trays from the freezer and take out the frozen cubes. Dip each cube into the melted chocolate and drain off the excess. Put them on a baking parchment sheet until set (it will happen quite quickly). Serve immediately.

Strawberry Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream

Perfect for those with a sweet strawberry tooth, this ice cream is full of deliciousness. Make sure there’s an adult on hand to help with some of the steps.


250g strawberries

Juice of a lemon

250g caster sugar

200ml water

4 large egg whites

A pinch of cream of tartar (bextartar)

300ml cream, whipped (amounts to about 500ml of whipped cream)


Step 1

Puree the strawberries and lemon juice in a food processor (with the help of a grown-up). Alternatively, you can mash them with a fork and make sure there are no lumpy rough edges.

Step 2

Remove the seeds by pushing the puree through a sieve.

Step 3

Put the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat slowly, making sure to dissolve the sugar.

Step 4

Once the sugar has dissolved, get an adult to boil the mixture on a high heat for 9 minutes until thickened (and the liquid is like a sticky piece of thread).

Step 5

Get a grown-up to use an electric whisk and whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff.

Step 6

Whilst whisking, get a grown-up to pour in the hot syrup and whisk until the mixture is cool, glossy and firm (about 4-5 minutes).

Step 7

Fold in the strawberry puree and whipped cream.

Step 8.

Pop in the freezer to freeze overnight.

Ice Cream Toys

ice cream toy food

If your little ice cream lover is getting out of ‘cone-trol’ in the kitchen, playing with some ice cream toys may be a good option instead! Choose from our colourful and realistic-looking Ice Lollies, Ice Cream Stand, Ice Cream Cart and Sweet Treats Set.

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