Healthy summer treats for kids

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Treat your little ones with these yummy treats, perfect for a warm summers day. By Annabel Karmel

By Annabel Karmel

 

Frozen cherry yoghurt

This healthy dessert works really well with cherries and is best eaten as soon as it’s made. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, freeze the frozen yoghurt in a plastic container; remove from the freezer after about an hour and a half and whiz in a food processor until smooth.
Remove and repeat one more time, then freeze until completely frozen. Remove from the fridge and allow to soften a little before serving.

*Prep time: 20 minutes plus freezing time
*Makes four portions

Ingredients

  • 500g ripe fresh sweet cherries
  • 75g castor sugar
  • 100ml double cream
  • 200ml natural yoghurt (not low-fat)

Method

  1. Using a cherry stoner or a small sharp knife, remove the stones then place the cherries in a blender and whiz until smooth.
  2. Over a large bowl, push the purée through a sieve using the underside of a ladle or wooden spoon. Mix the sugar, yoghurt and double cream into the cherry juice.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream making machine and churn until frozen and thick.

Iced banana and pear lollies

It’s easy to make your own baby food desserts from fresh fruit and sucking on lollies will help soothe sore gums when your baby is teething.
This baby food dessert tastes delicious – almost like creamy ice cream. This also makes a delicious dessert served in a bowl unfrozen.
Use ripe bananas for the best flavour. Ripe bananas will have some brown spots on the skin.

*Suitable from 11 months
*Suitable for freezing
*Makes four ice lollies

Ingredients

  • 120ml custard
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp pear concentrate
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

Method

  1. Either use ready-made custard or make up custard using half a tablespoon of custard powder, half a tablespoon castor sugar and 150ml milk.
  2. Peel and mash the bananas and liquidise with the custard. Stir in the pear concentrate and icing sugar.


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