Ice Cream Recipes You Can Make At Home For The Kids

For a safe, fun, and tasty family activity, nothing beats making homemade ice cream. It is a great way to bring everyone together and help create something that everyone can enjoy. Ice cream machines can be purchased for home use and they are a must have small kitchen appliance for any one who loves to indulge in delicious frozen treats. Over time they can be a huge money saver as well.

Top Ice Cream Makers

Whether you want an old fashioned model that uses ice and salt or you want a modern machine that handles everything for you with the push of a button, there are plenty of high quality models to choose from. After going through some of the best ice cream maker reviews for 2018 it is clear to see that you do not have to break the bank to get a quality machine. Today’s ice cream machines are also capable of making frozen yogurt, sorbets, gelato and much more.

We are currently using the Breville Smart Scoop home ice cream machine and we absolutely love it. We love Breville products and this machine was a bit on the expensive side, but for us it was well worth the money. With a fancy led screen and having its own compressor gives up the ultimate modern convenience to satisfy our dessert cravings whenever they occur.

Overall though, these frozen treat makers are quite affordable. Once you buy a new machine it can be quite fun to experiment with all of the different flavors and ingredient combinations that are available. Below are just two examples to help you start your quest to making homemade ice cream.

Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour

Ingredients
• 2 drops of red food coloring
• 2 cups of mashed fresh strawberries
• 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup of white sugar
• 2 cups of heavy cream
• 2 cups of whole milk

Directions

1. Combine food coloring, strawberries, vanilla, salt, sugar, cream and milk in a large bowl.
2. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze for a duration of 1 hour as directed by the manufacturer.

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Ready in: 9 hours

Ingredients
• 1/2 cup of coarsely crushed graham crackers
• 1/3 cup of key lime juice
• 1 teaspoon of Key lime zest
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 cup cream
• 2 cups of reduced fat milk
• 1/8 teaspoon of salt
• 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
• 1/2 cup of granular sweetener for ice cream

Directions

1. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk together salt, cornstarch and granular sweetener for ice cream. Add milk and cream then whisk. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat
2. Add egg yolk and whisk until slightly thickened
3. Into a bowl, pour the mixture through a wire mesh strainer. Put the mixture into a refrigerator and let it cool for about 1 hour.
4. Pour the mixture into a home ice cream maker machine and freeze according to the directions provided by the manufacturer. Stir in Key lime zest, crushed graham crackers and key lime juice. Let the ice cream stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.

Indulge Yourself

Getting your own machine is indeed something that the entire family can take advantage of and with today’s ice cream makers there does not have to be a lot of work involved to produce a decadent frozen treat. If your kitchen does not have one of these appliances, then you do not know what your missing, especially for those with kids. Take the plunge, live a little, and start making your own ice cream.

The great thing about these appliances is that there are countless recipes that you can try at home. Here is an added video recipe to help you make delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream.


 Teaching Your Child Rules And Boundaries

When we first go to school, the first thing they do is tell you the rules of the classroom. You may also learn more rules later, that pertain to the school. Every school has rules, and it’s usually easy for children to follow, because they already have those that they follow at home. If your child is young, and just starting to learn about rules, there are ways to teach them what is correct behavior what is not. If you’re trying to establish certain rules in your home, you must know which ones are important, and which ones you want implemented. Kids need rules and here are some quick tips to get you started in the right direction.

First Steps

Depending on the age of your child, there are certain rules that you can give them, and insist that they follow. If a child is very young, too many rules might not work for them, as it may be confusing. As a child gets older, more rules can be established, and you can expect them to follow the rules. When you’re just training a child to learn about rules, it’s always best that you practice what you want enforced. For example, if you’re at home, maybe you only want your child to watch one hour of TV per day.

In the case of watching TV, you may set a timer on the TV, and have it turned off, and parent locked, after the one hour has passed. This is a great way to enforce the rule of one hour television, without going around the rules. If the child sees the TV is locked off after one hour of watching their shows, then they should understand it’s time to stop watching TV. If you sit down and talk to your child about it, then it should be no surprise when the one hour time is up. Another example is rules outside of the home.

Outside The House

When you’re inside the home, rules will be different than outside the home. Maybe a child will yell inside the home, but you must let them know that this is not acceptable when they’re in public. If you’ve established the rules of ‘no yelling,’ while in public, they are more likely to follow it. Sitting down and talking with your child about why they shouldn’t yell, while they are outside, may help them to understand why the rule was put in place. Giving a rule is not enough, the child must understand the rule, and why it’s important to follow it.

If you take time to explain to your child, the importance of any rule you’ve implemented, they are more likely to follow the rules, and not be rebellious against them. If you find yourself having a rebellious child when it comes to several rules, you may want to examine the rules that you’ve set. It’s possible that your rules are too strict, unfair, or don’t make much sense to the child. Sit down and talk with your child directly about the rules, and see if the rules can be changed, in order for both parent and child to be happy.