5 Great Desserts for Kids
Making desserts for kids is a lot simpler than making desserts for adults; children have very simple tastes, and you don't have to worry with an exotic ingredient list or really expensive materials to make your desserts. In fact, the most difficult thing about making desserts for children is the mess that you have to clean up afterwards!
- My personal favorite dessert to serve to children is a homemade ice cream sandwich. These are really easy to make, and you can easily make a huge amount if you have to serve a large group of children at a birthday party or a similar event. Simply take a cookie and put your favorite flavor of ice cream on it. Then take a second cookie and squish it down to make a messy, but delicious ice cream sandwich. The best taste, in my opinion, is when you combine two chocolate chip cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Be sure to serve with napkins!
- These aren't a sweet dessert, but make for a great after dinner snack none the less. Take Ritz crackers, or a similar salted cracker, and spread Cheese Whiz on it. You can make a large amount of these very quickly - and they're great for more adult gatherings, because children can feel grown up by eating crackers and cheese just like their parents!
- Fruit skewers are a healthy alternative to more candy based desserts. Simply choose from a variety of different fruits, and slide the fruit onto the skewers and serve. Easy to make, and can be stored for hours before serving as well. Just slip them in the fridge and take them out when they need to be served. In a pinch, you can use toothpicks instead of skewers to allow children to pick and choose which fruits they want to eat.
- Flavored ice cubes are simple and cost effective. All you need is an ice cube tray and some juice. Pour the juice into the tray and freeze overnight. You'll have to leave them in your freezer until the time that they are to be served, but they are an unusual and fun dessert for children. Alternatively, if you have a special tray that is designed to make Popsicles, you can make homemade Popsicles in the same manner. These special trays can be found at most department stores.
- Orange jellies are fairly easy to make, but do require more preparation than the above recipes. You'll have to boil juice, with about 500 ml per 20 jellies. Bring half of the juice to a boil, and then add in 4.5 teaspoons of gelatin. Mix the gelatin into the juice, and then add the rest of the juice. Hollow out orange halves, and then spoon the juice/gelatin mixture into the oranges. Put the oranges in a tray (cupcake trays work best, because they prevent the oranges from falling over) and refrigerate until you serve them. 3 hours tends to be the length of time they take to set in the fridge, but it varies depending on your fridge.
I hope that you found these children's dessert ideas helpful, and that you'll use them yourself someday. Please leave a comment below if you have any other recipe ideas that you wish to share!