Fun and healthy food ideas to make with toddlers: Raspberry ice cream drink


Have some bonding time with the kids creating fun food that involves no cooking and barely contains any sugar. These raspberry ice cream drinks are fun, tasty and ideal to get the kids involved in making food and enjoying the delicious end result.

1. First make the simple coconut milk ice cream: Mix all of the ingredients in a blender, or using a stick blender, until smooth and creamy. Pour into a freezer-safe container (a lunch box will do) and leave in the freezer for 5 hours, stir every hour to ensure mixture remains creamy. Alternatively use an ice cream maker, if you have one.

2. Place the raspberries, coconut flesh, and water in a blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth to make a puree.

3. Place ¼ cup of raspberry puree in each of four glasses and slowly add the soda or mineral water and stir until combined.

4. Top with a scoop or two of the simple coconut milk ice cream. Garnish with fresh mint or shaved coconut.

5. Store remaining puree in an airtight container in the fridge and the leftover ice cream in the freezer.

Find more ideas, take a look at the I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook.


Preparation time: 5 hours

Serves 4, with leftovers

Raspberry drink

• 4 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen

• flesh of 1 coconut, blitzed in a food processor (optional)

• 1 cup water or coconut water from the coconut, if using

• 3 cups soda water or natural mineral water

Simple coconut ice cream

• 1 420ml can full-fat coconut cream

• ¼ cup rice malt syrup

• ½ teaspoon vanilla powder

Garnish (optional)

• Fresh mint

• Shaved coconut

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