The other day, out of nowhere, Mr 3 asked for Ice Cream. I haven’t made him Ice-Cream in months and it’s getting colder and colder here in Australia, so I’m not sure what prompted his request.
Not having any Ice Cream in the freezer, I thought I’d experiment and whip him up some instant ice cream. After all, 3 year Olds want everything NOW. I knew that explaining to him that I would need to pop the bowl in the freezer for at least a day before making him churned ice cream wouldn’t be met with a welcome “Sure Mummy, I’ll wait a day or so for Ice Cream!”
Now, I don’t usually give in to his every request, I thought it would be fun to experiment with him by my side. I had raspberries in the freezer and some plain greek yoghurt in the fridge so I thought that the right quantity of each mixed together in my Mini Food Processor could result in a creamy cold treat. (where to find a mini food processor)
Thankfully it did! It just needed a little honey to sweeten the it up. My boys are used to greek yoghurt so can tolerate the sourness if sweetened with just a little honey. You may need to add extras if your little ones have a sweeter tooth. Or, feel free to use your favorite yoghurt instead.
Double or triple the recipe and use a larger food processor if you have more than 2 children to feed. Just keep the ratio the same, add too much yoghurt and you’ll end up with a smoothie!
Instant Raspberry Ice Cream
1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yoghurt
Drizzle of Honey to taste (where to find honey)
1. In a Mini Food Processor, place the raspberries and yoghurt.
2. Turn the machine on and mix until you achieve the desired creamy texture. Taste a little, add honey to taste and mix again.
3. Serve IMMEDIATELY!
Makes 2 children’s portions or one adult portion.
Next time your kids ask for ice cream, maybe whip them up some nutritious Instant Raspberry Ice Cream for a truly nutritious treat!
We love raspberry ice cream in our house, what’s your favorite Ice Cream flavor?
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