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5 Easy Recipes To Make With The Kids This Summer

Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained over the Summer holidays can be a tough ask. But if there’s one thing guaranteed to keep them quiet for more than 5 minutes, it’s making and eating something delicious!

We know baking isn’t for everyone, the idea of making a cake completely from scratch can be a bit daunting – especially if you aren’t a keen baker! But making tasty treats with your kids doesn’t have to be tricky. We’ve put together five recipes which are quick and easy to make with your little ones, but most importantly – they’re absolutely delicious, and sure to guarantee you some peace and quiet. At least for a few minutes while they’re tucking in anyway!

Every single one of our recipes includes delicious whipped cream. To make the best, restaurant quality, homemade whipped cream we recommend using a professional cream whipper and cream chargers. Not only does this save you having to buy cans of whipped cream, but it also allows you the freedom to use alternative creams – such as dairy free – or even add your own flavouring.

But before we get too carried away, let’s get into the recipes!

1. Chocolate Milkshake

Milkshakes are always a hit with kids, particularly when topped with delicious whipped cream. Simply blend together ice cream, milk of your choice, melted chocolate or hot chocolate powder and top with whipped cream! You can even get creative and blend in cookies or brownies to make a more luxurious milkshake, or sneak in a banana and encourage your kids to get one of their five a day.

2. Strawberries and Cream Crepes

Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? Quick and easy to make, but they also feel like a great treat – for both parents and kids alike! Simply whip up your classic crepe mixture, from just flour, eggs and milk, and then decorate with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. Not only do crepes make a great breakfast, but they’re also a delicious afternoon treat or evening dessert!

3. Classic Trifle 

There’s something about the classic trifle that feels really nostalgic. It’s a classic British summertime dessert for a reason – because it’s delicious! If you’re not a confident baker, you might worry that a trifle is a bit too adventurous, but trust us – it’s actually quite simple, all you need is a bit of patience. Start off with your layer of sliced swiss roll, before pouring over your raspberry jelly. Allow this to cool in the fridge until set. Top this layer with cold custard, before finishing your trifle with a beautiful layer of whipped cream. If you’re feeling creative, you can decorate the top with sprinkles, sliced fruit or chocolate buttons. You can also sneak berries into your jelly layer to encourage your kids to eat more fruit this Summer.

4. Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is a family favourite! So why not try making your own? It’s surprisingly simple, and you can even get the kids involved in the preparation. Start by breaking up chunks of your favourite chocolate – we recommend a mix of dark and milk. Melt your chocolate over a saucepan into some single cream to create a ganache. In a separate bowl, prepare your luxurious whipped cream. Leave your ganache to cool, before folding it into your whipped cream. And there you have it, your own three ingredient chocolate mousse! Serve alone, or as an accompaniment to a delicious fruit salad.

5. Homemade Hot Chocolate

We know – hot chocolate, in the summer! – who would’ve thought it? But if you’ve ever experienced a British Summer, you’ll know that it can often be unpredictable at best. And sometimes all there is to do with your kids, is snuggle up with a film and a cosy hot chocolate. There’s nothing more delicious than a homemade hot chocolate, and our recipe doesn’t have an instant hot chocolate powder in sight! Simply melt your favourite chocolate into your choice of milk – and keep stirring! We recommend topping with whipped cream for the ultimate mug of cosy comfort. Enjoy!

We hope our delicious recipes have given you some food for thought – quite literally! Making tasty treats such as our five fantastic recipes above are a great way to keep your kids occupied, whilst also teaching them basic cooking skills. Let them get involved, get their hands dirty and then reap the rewards of their hard work with a delicious snack.

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