On hot summer days nothing tastes better than a cool summer treat! And while it is fun to pick out cool novelties at the grocery store or chase the ice cream man down the street, kids and their folks can also make some tasty frozen concoctions with things around the kitchen!
Frozen S'mores Sandwiches
Lay graham cracker halves on a cookie sheet. Spread crackers with hot fudge ice cream topping (does not need to be hot). Sprinkle several mini marshmallows on each half cracker. Spoon some softened chocolate ice cream on top of marshmallows. Top with another half graham cracker that has been spread with fudge. Freeze and enjoy!
Butterscotch Banana Pops
Cut several bananas in half. Insert a wooden craft stick into the flat cut end of the banana. Freeze bananas for 1-2 hours. Mix equal amounts of butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a microwavable cup. Add about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil per cup of chip/peanut butter mix. Microwave mixture about 90 seconds. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove bananas from freezer and dip into mixture until bananas are coated. Roll coated bananas in the topping of your choice: chopped nuts, sprinkles, crushed cereal or whatever you wish! Re-freeze and enjoy!
Screaming for Ice Cream?
All you need to make your own ice cream are a few common kitchen items and some kids to do the shaking, and soon you'll be enjoying your own homemade ice cream!
Find out how to make your own ice cream in minutes in a plastic bag!
Mix your favorite milkshake in a blender. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. Makes a creamy frozen treat!
Cookie Sundae Bowls
Mix your favorite cookie dough recipe or use store-bought dough. Spray a muffin tin with vegetable spray and then place a thin layer of dough in bottom of tin and up sides of tin. Remember that the dough will expand as it bakes. Bake for about 13 minutes or until cookies are golden. Cool in tin for 10 minutes and then remove carefully. Serve the edible cookie bowl with a scoop of ice cream and your favorite toppings!