Holiday Activities | Summer Ice Cream Activities

By Katie LouiseJuly 29, 2019

Ice Cream Parlour At Home

Are you looking for some summer holiday activities and boredom busters?

Create your own ice cream or ice cream sundae this is a perfect summer holiday activity that your children will be sure to love!

Decorate your table with a colourful table cloth and bunting you can use an empty cereal box making small holes to hold the ice cream cones.

Don't forget the icecream sauce & squirty cream

#Tip 1 - Ice Cream Portions

Using an ice cream scoop different flavours of ice cream onto a tray and place this in the freezer until you're ready to start the activity this will save you time, and you won't need to leave ice cream tubs out which my go-to waste.

#Tip 2 - Serving Bowls or Muffin Tin

Using either a serving bowl with the different sections or a muffin tin, you can fill the different parts with topping treats sprinkles, sweets, nuts.

Edible Ice Cream Playdough

what you will need:

  • 200g Marshmallows
  • 50g Icing sugar roughly 6tbsp
  • Food colouring

*You will need to dust your side with icing sugar and your hands to prevent it from sticking


1. Microwave your marshmallows in a microwaveable bowl heat them for 10 seconds at a time removing them and stirring them and putting them in for a further 10 seconds it takes roughly around 40 seconds to melt marshmallows. (don't put them all in at once)

2. Add your icing sugar 1 tbsp at a time and mix it in, when the mixture becomes sticky then remove from the bowl and place it on a dusted surface with icing sugar.

3. Add more icing sugar to the centre of the dough and fold it in, keep kneading and folding until you have some playdough.

Add the food colouring to your playdough to make it colourful like ice cream.

This is not a long-lasting playdough recipe and will go off.

Banana Icecream Sandwiches (quick & easy)

Bake peanut butter cookies and whizz up frozen bananas with fresh cream and vanilla to make this tasty Iacecream treat.

The preparation time for this is 15 minutes, and the cooking time is 12 minutes! This recipe will serve 4 hungry smalls.

What you will need:

200g Peanut butter feel free to use crunchy or smooth

175g Golden Sugar

75 grams dark Chocolate chopped into chunks

1 large egg

What you need for the Icecream:

3 Chopped frozen bananas

2 tbsp of double cream

1 tsp of vanilla essence

How to put them together:

Preheat the oven o  180c/fan or 160c/gas mark 4 and you will need to line to trays with baking paper.

Then you need to put the peanut butter, sugar, 1/4 tsp of fine table salt and the chocolate chunks in a bowl, mixing it all well with a spoon.

Then crack in the egg and mix it well until the mixture sticks together and forms cookie dough.

Split the dough into chunks about the size of a cherry tomato, please them on your tray spacing them out. Press the cookies down with the back of a fork, then bake them for around 12 minutes in the centre of the oven until golden around the edges. Leave them to cool for 5 minutes.

For your Icecream:

Add the banana, cream, and vanilla to a food processor and blend until it makes thick ice cream.

Using an ice cream scoop and sandwich between two cookies. (serve immediately)

For more summer holiday ideas read my  Holiday Activities - A Parents Ultimate Guide. 

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23 comments on “Holiday Activities | Summer Ice Cream Activities”

  1. I have never done any of these with Ice Cream. I will have to try these with my kids. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those sound like so much fun! I am definitely going to save this for when my nieces and nephews are visiting - I'm sure they would LOVE an ice cream sandwich!

  3. Who doesn't love ice cream? It's the perfect summer treat! And when you organise playing around it, it simply can't get any better. 🙂

  4. August 6th is national root beer float day. That will be when our ice cream adventure happens. Really enjoyed your post, we did an ice cream bar for my nephews birthday last year. a table full of different flavors of ice cream and a bunch of different toppings. It was so much fun see everyone's concoctions.

  5. I loved these ice cream activities so much, I just had to share on my facebook page @OneHoppyMomma

  6. My kids would love this! My daughter loves marshmallows and they both would think the banana ice cream sandwich was fun! What good ideas!

  7. we will surely make marshmallow playdough and my daughter will definitely love it because it is edible. she's been asking me to buy her a play dough in store.

  8. I'm loving all these ideas. I'm an ice cream person myself and I'd try anything that involve ice cream! I wish there are pictures though I'd love to see how they look like. Thank you for these posts!

  9. LOL, I read it at first and saw 200 marshmellows and was thinking.... who has time to count out 200 individual marshmellows 🙂 But this looks like a great idea and I think my little one would enjoy it so much. I'm going to have to print it out!

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