I was looking for something fun to make with Aiden for Valentine’s Day and came up with these ice cream popsicles.
We have always enjoyed cooking/baking with Aiden because it is a really fun way to work on important skills (measuring, fine motor skills, attention span, etc.) while having fun. It has the added bonus of a delicious reward at the end. We have been recently working on patience so making popsicles was a good way to teach this skill.
How to Make Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Popsicles With a Preschooler
Valentine's Day Ice Cream Popsicles
A strawberry and blueberry ice cream popsicle.
- 2 cups Strawberries
- 10 oz Whole Milk
- 2 oz Heavy Cream
- 2 oz Blueberries (optional)
- 2 tbsp Chopped Basil
- 2 tbsp Sugar (optional)
Chop strawberries (half or quarter)
Add all ingredients to blender
Blend until smooth
Pour in popsicle a mold
Freeze until frozen (minimum 4 hours)
This Valentine’s Day ice cream popsicles recipe is super simple with only a few ingredients and even fewer steps.
Aiden was able to do a majority of the prep and cooking for these ice cream popsicles. We have a knife set for preschoolers that he used to help cut the strawberries and basil. With help, he measured the ingredients and added everything to the blender.
When the mixture was smooth he helped pour the liquid into the popsicle molds. We added more strawberries than blueberries to get a light pink color that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I love cooking activities because they demonstrate the concept of patience perfectly and that is a skill we are really working on with Aiden these days! He loved them, of course.
If you try these ice cream popsicles I would love to hear what you thought of them!
If you liked this Valentine’s Day ice cream popsicles post check out Super Cute Valentine’s Day Dessert you Can Make with your Toddler and An Easy Valentine’s Day Craft for Toddlers.
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