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Easy strawberry ice cream recipes

Recipe IdeasAnnabel Woolmer2 Comments

What could be more appropriate to cook with a toddler this Wimbledon fortnight than strawberry ice cream?  If you have an ice cream maker, here are a couple of easy recipes to make with a toddler with plenty of fun mashing!  If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can still give these a try, but it'll be more faff and not as light.  You can either put the mix into the freezer and mash with a fork and stir every couple of hours until it hardens.  Or you can freeze the mix, then cut into blocks, pulse in a food processor until smooth and return to the freezer.  

Easy strawberry ice cream - Tickle Fingers (copyright annabel woolmer)

Very Strawberry Ice Cream 

200g strawberries

200ml double cream, whipped

40g (1/4 cup) icing sugar (this is the minimum amount of sugar you need to make the ice cream work.  Add a bit more if you want it sweeter)

80g full fat Greek yoghurt

Toddler-chef bit:

1.   Mash the strawberries.

2.   Add yoghurt and icing sugar.  Mix together with a hand-whisk. 

3.   Pour the strawberry mix onto the whipped cream and gently mix.  Tell them to move the spoon from "bottom to top and up and over," rather than "round and round."  Don't worry if there are a few lumps of cream - better that than to over-mix. 

Then follow ice-cream maker instructions. 

Frozen Fruity Mess

Those of you who have the Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook might have tried the Fruity Mess recipe.  It is yummy turned into ice cream.  

150g strawberries

1 banana

75ml double cream, whipped

125g Greek-style yoghurt 

4 meringue nests (or 1 pavlova base) 

Toddler-chef bit:

1.   Mash the strawberries and banana in a bowl. 

2.   Mix in the yoghurt.

3.   Gently mix in the whipped cream.  

4.   Crush meringues in fingers and add to bowl.  Mix again gently. 

Then follow ice-cream maker instructions.   



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