5 Super Yummy Ways for your Family To Enjoy Ice Cream This Summer

Try all 5 of these fun and tasty ways to enjoy ice cream with your kids!

By Allison Tursi, publisher of Macaroni KID Holbrook, The Ronkonkomas, Centereach, Coram, N.Y. July 18, 2022

I scream you scream, we all scream for ice cream! What is summer without ice cream? My family loves ice cream and this summer we have been exploring ways to have fun with ice cream, beyond your basic ice cream scoop! 

Here are 5 ways to enjoy this sweet treat with your family:

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1. Milkshakes . . . with a nutritious twist

Milkshakes are a delicious treat and easy to make at home in a food processor or blender. Want to make it a bit more nutritious? Add a frozen banana, fruit, or even a big handful of spinach! 

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2. Root Beer Floats

Root beer and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mix and enjoy this classic, which might be brand new to your kids.

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3. Ice cream cookie sandwiches

Just two chocolate cookies with 1 scoop of ice cream squished between. Delicious! Eat immediately, or freeze the cookie sandwiches for later!

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4. Brownie and Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Bake brownies in a deep tray and let them cool. Add a layer of ice cream and freeze. Then add a layer of crumbled cookies and a second flavor of ice cream. Freeze and decorate.

Tip:  If you let the ice cream melt slightly, it will smooth out nicely as you make each layer.

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5. Ice cream in a bag

A STEM activity that ends with a delicious result! All you need is milk, sugar, vanilla extract, ice, and salt and you can create ice cream in a bag! Find the full directions here.

Allison Tursi is the publisher of Macaroni KID Holbrook, The Ronkonkomas, Centereach, Coram, N.Y.

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