How to Make Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Popsicles With a Preschooler

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

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.

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Strawberries
  • 10 oz Whole Milk
  • 2 oz Heavy Cream
  • 2 oz Blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Basil
  • 2 tbsp Sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop strawberries (half or quarter)

  2. Add all ingredients to blender

  3. Blend until smooth

  4. Pour in popsicle a mold

  5. Freeze until frozen (minimum 4 hours)

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

This Valentine’s Day ice cream popsicles recipe is super simple with only a few ingredients and even fewer steps.

 

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

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.

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

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.

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

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.

valentine's day ice cream popsicles recipe you can make with your children featured by top DC mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board.

 

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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Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic preschooler and newborn, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my first little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Realizing that we would probably have more kids in the future, I wanted to document everything, so we would remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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