Ice cream is a tasty treat, and it cools us off after a hot day. However, ice cream can be expensive, and it’s unhealthy for our growing bodies. Most ice cream sold in the store or in the ice cream truck is full of sugar and other harmful ingredients. Those treats are also often wrapped in plastic, which can contain some really bad stuff that can make us sick in the long run.
What can we do to still enjoy the tasty dessert now that we know ice cream isn’t always the healthiest choice for us? We can make it ourselves!
The first step is to grab a parent or an adult friend. They will help you choose and buy your ingredients and use kitchen tools to make your ice cream. You’ll need a blender or a food processor to create your masterpiece. Start your recipe by putting frozen bananas in the blender or food processor. They will make your ice cream really sweet and creamy when blended with other fruits and milk.
Next, pick what will go in your healthy ice cream, like another fruit. How about strawberries, blueberries, or mango? Throw in whatever you like, it’s up to you! Then, we blend a little milk and the rest of the ingredients together until the mixture is stiff and creamy. Put your ice cream in a bowl and add yummy toppings like shredded coconut, peanut butter, or even more fresh fruit!
By choosing to eat homemade ice cream over the kind that’s sold in an ice cream shop or in the frozen section of your supermarket, you are picking healthy food that is great for growing strong bones and is really delicious, too!