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Holiday Activities | Summer Ice Cream Activities

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

Instructions:

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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Stephanie
4 years ago

These are so great! I’m pinning them to my board to try out! The ice cream parlor in the house totally needs to happen! Thanks!

Lina Thao
Lina Thao
4 years ago

Awe! These are such fun ideas! I will have to do this with my kids.

Katrina Stevens
Katrina Stevens
4 years ago

How cute are these ideas! I might try them with my niece.

Mama Writes Reviews
4 years ago

Such fun! Love these ideas. Gonna have my kids take a look and see when they want to do it.

Citytoast Southtea
Citytoast Southtea
4 years ago

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

Britt K
Britt K
4 years ago

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!

Jasmine Morgan
Jasmine Morgan
4 years ago

Yum! Yum! I really like the banana icecream sandwiches idea! Thanks for sharing!

Clyde Quinonez
4 years ago

Sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try this too at home. It is really perfect this summer. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

Sabrina Must
Sabrina Must
4 years ago

I love banana ice cream! I’ve never tried to make a sandwich with it, thanks for sharing!

Joanna
4 years ago

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. 🙂

Michele Surett
Michele Surett
4 years ago

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.

Chloé Arnold
4 years ago

AHH We’re a big ice cream family- so I love all these ideas!!

Jenn - One Hoppy Momma
Jenn - One Hoppy Momma
4 years ago

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

Oscar Oganiza
Oscar Oganiza
4 years ago

Do you have ice cream picture out there? Anyways, great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren Hiegel Bennett
Lauren Hiegel Bennett
4 years ago

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

Sayanti Mahapatra
Sayanti Mahapatra
4 years ago

I like making banana ice cream sandwiches. All the other ideas are great too

Catha Buti-Uy
Catha Buti-Uy
4 years ago

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.

Polly Amora
4 years ago

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!

Erica Goetz
Erica Goetz
4 years ago

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!

Jen Jen Ramirez
Jen Jen Ramirez
4 years ago

ooooo this seems very interesting. I’m typically not a sweets kinda gal but I am so tempted to try this … thank you for sharing.

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JenRa
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Captain A
4 years ago

Banana Ice cream sandwiches found so much fun. Also 200 marshmellow is fun and perfect when one would want the activity to be a little longer.

Captain A
4 years ago

Banana Ice cream sandwiches found so much fun. Also 200 marshmellow is fun and perfect when one would want the activity to be a little longer.

Sanjota Purohit
4 years ago

Great idea.. Fun along with learning!

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