Sweet Summer Snack Idea for Kids: Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream


Celebrate the letter “V” this week and cool off with a sweet summer snack idea for kids!  Your little ones will love this coconut-vanilla ice cream; here’s more from our friends at Super Healthy Kids:

I had no luck finding any real vanilla beans for V-Week, but this Coconut-Vanilla Ice Cream still turned out delicious!  Vanilla beans contains small amounts of B-vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6. These  help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.

Although we don’t have an ice cream maker, the steps were easy to making this healthy coconut-vanilla ice cream, and the kids can all get involved in helping!

  • 1/2 Cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 TBL. honey
  • Rock Salt  (You can find this near any salt in the grocery store.  Ours looks like this one)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 Gallon size freezer bag
  • 1 Quart size freezer bag

Then, we added the coconut milk, vanilla, and honey to the quart size bag.  Then we poured the rock salt and ice cubes into the gallon size bag.  Just enough to fill the bottom.  We slipped the quart sized bag INTO the gallon size bag, so the rock salt and Ice surrounded the inner bag.

Then for the next 10 minutes, you have your kids shake the bag.  Once they’ve shaken it sufficiently, you are left with ICE CREAM! Even without an ice cream maker!

Also try these freezer banana bites for when you’re on the go!

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