It’s hot! School’s out. Your kids are bored and sweaty. And you are desperate for fun activities to keep them occupied during the summer holiday. What CAN you do???
Never fear, BRILLIANT BRAINZ kids recipes are here! Specifically, you can get your child to make some easy frozen yogurt and some delicious homemade ice lollies.
Now, most people look forward to a holiday. But does being ‘on holiday’ mean the same to everyone, or do we have different ideas about where we can be when we are on a lovely holiday?
That was a question that was asked in the philosophy section of issue #11 of BRILLIANT BRAINZ children’s magazine.
It’s a great holiday-themed issue to look back to, especially for kids in the northern hemisphere who are now on their summer holidays (…back issues can be ordered from the SHOP link above).
Packed with fun activites, interesting information, puzzles, jokes, experiments, and recipes, it features everything from great summer music to listen to, to vacation destination food facts, how to do “conversation tennis” for children’s wellbeing, a “Holiday in a Matchbox” art project in the style of famed-artist Joseph Cornell, plus loads more.
Anyway, here are two great recipes for cooling summer holiday treats, from that issue, that your kids will love making…
TWO YUMMY TREATS YOUR KIDS CAN MAKE TO COOL DOWN ON A HOT DAY!
Easy Frozen Yogurt
Serves four… or two very greedy monsters!
YOUR KIDS WILL NEED:
- 500ml super thick and creamy yogurt (or soya or coconut yogurt)
- 500g bag of frozen mixed berries
- Big dollop of honey
- A blender
- An ice cream container
WHAT TO DO:
- Blend ingredients together. If it’s slightly too thick, add a little cream.
- Pop in a container, and freeze for 20 minutes.
…We said it was EASY!
Okay, here’s the other recipe:
Homemade Ice Lollies
Makes three… (Is YOUR mouth watering too?!)
YOUR KID WILL NEED:
- 100 ml coconut cream
- 1 lime (juice and zest)
- 250g fresh strawberries or raspberries, if you don’t like lime
- Honey (optional)
- JCB 8008-CTS Mini Excavator (only joking!!)
- A lolly mould
- A blender
WHAT TO DO:
- Blend all ingredients, except honey, together. Use EITHER the lime OR the strawberries and raspberries, depending on which flavour you like the best.
- Add honey to taste.
- Pour into the lolly mould.
- Freeze for two hours.
What could be easier? Or more delicious on a steaming hot day?!
But now ice-cold treat lovers, it’s time to settle one of those puzzling summer questions that your kids will pose at some point…
What is the Difference Between SORBET, ICE CREAM, and GELATO?
…simply frozen water, usually flavoured with fruit and sugar.
ICE CREAM IS…
…usually made with a little milk and lots of cream. Dairy-free milk alternatives such as soy, almond, coconut, hazelnut, sheep, and goat milk can also be used. Sugar (or sugar substitutes like honey or stevia) and other flavours are added to make it scrumptious.
…Italian ice cream, made with milk, and occasionally a little cream. It is lighter and less rich than ice cream but packed with la dolce vita!