Like Ice Cream?
Posted November 14, 2011on:
“Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t have ice cream.” These very astute words were said by a 6-year-old birthday girl who was taking great pleasure in chocolate ice cream cups shared with her classmates. There was, of course, fancy cake on the side. Well, she’s absolutely right about the weather and about the ice cream.
Not just beloved ice cream but freezers full of cold delights are welcome all year long. And they offer a great way to keep children eating and drinking nutritious foods. How about trying some chilly children’s favorites? Include your Chilly children as helpers – it’s part of the fun!
Ice Skaters’ Ice Cream
- 2 1/2 pounds fresh seasonal soft fruit (peaches are great; can substitute canned for fresh)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 pint half-and-half cream
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk, or as needed
Puree fruit with the sugar and half-and-half in batches in a blender or food processor.
In a gallon ice cream freezer container, mix together the fruit mixture, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Pour in enough whole milk to fill the container to the fill line, about 2 cups. Freezes in 60 – 90 minutes.
Spoon into gold metal cups and eat with your skates on!
Polar Bear Breakfast Smoothies
- 1 quart strawberries, hulled
- 1 banana, broken into chunks
- 2 peaches
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 cups ice
In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency.
Pour into frosty glasses and serve.
Wear your cozy scarf when drinking breakfast with the Polar Bears!
“I Scream! You Scream! We all scream for Ice Cream!” Traditional children’s song
-Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director