by Mona Fe Sotomayor on Aug 23, 2023
As the temps start to sizzle, we can practically feel the excitement building up in every kiddo's heart. And honestly, it's not so difficult to see why! It's SUMMER, after all, and we all know what that means: endless days of splash-filled fun, excitement, and adventure, all under the sun! From pool parties to camp adventures, it's impossible for parents not to find a fun activity that'll keep their young ones entertained for the coming days.
But hey, let's not forget that summer fun isn't just for the little ones! For parents, this time is also your golden opportunity to hit the pause button on work, enjoy a relaxing vacay, and catch those zzz's that you've been missing out on.
Our advice? While planning outdoor activities is fun, presenting indoor activities to your kids can be exciting! Not only can it help you save energy and time, but it'll also be good for your wallet as well.
Don't believe us? Then let us know if any kid will refuse the chance to build indoor forts, play board games, watch movies, and craft their own art with you! Who knows, these might even be more fun than their regular summer itinerary! And if you want to amp up the excitement further, you can invite your kiddos to don their chef's toque and whip up tasty treats under your supervision.
From fresh fruit kabobs and strawberry milkshakes to TikTok trends like the sour candy frozen grapes, everyone in the fam will have a blast creating these cool-down delights. But if you're looking for a summer recipe that not only satisfies one's sweet tooth but also packs nutritional benefits, then there's nothing more that we can recommend than our very own Vegan Stracciatella!
Hold up! Before you raise an eyebrow at the thought of a vegan dessert, let us reassure you that this recipe is nothing short of spectacular. You see, "stracciatella" is a lusciously creamy gelato that boasts delightful shreds of chocolate woven throughout its smooth texture. Trust us. It's every bit as ahh-mazing as it sounds, especially if you throw other fresh fruits into the mix!
If you're all set to dive into some kitchen fun with your kiddos and recreate this homemade ice cream, then let's jump right into the full recipe below!
Vegan Stracciatella Recipe
Makes 4 Sunnie Ice Blocks | Prep 10 minutes
- 6 ripe bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
- 125 ml (½ cup) almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 20 g ( ⅓ cup) flaked almonds, toasted
- 15 g ( ⅓ cup) vegan dark chocolate chips
- Place banana, milk, and vanilla extract into a high-speed food processor and blitz until completely smooth and well incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and repeat if necessary.
- Add almonds and chocolate chips and stir through by hand.
- Divide the mixture evenly into We Might Be Tiny Sunnie Ice Block Moulds
- Serve immediately.
See how easy that is? Once they get the hang of it, we bet your kids will be the ones making these delightful 5-ingredient Vegan Stracciatella treats all on their own! To make the prep even more kid-friendly, we highly recommend using only high-quality containers like the WMBT Icy Block Moulds. These silicone block ice moulds are 100% BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and a cinch to clean, making them a fantastic investment!
Want to make a huge batch in one go? Don't forget to prepare your airtight containers like the WMBT Snackies to keep your vegan ice cream fresh for up to a month. Just don't forget to press waxed or parchment paper to the surface of the Vegan Stracciatella to prevent crystallisation.
Exciting Flavour Twists To Try With Vegan Stracciatella
We must admit, with vegan dark chocolate and almond milk, this recipe is ideal for kids with dietary restrictions or for mums seeking a low-calorie alternative to regular ice cream. The beauty of it is that you're not confined to just one flavour! In fact, you can shake things up by adding ingredients like coffee, berries, or mint. You can also get creative with toppings too, such as crushed cookies or nuts.
Craving some inspiration? Check out these flavour variations that we know both you and your kiddos will adore!
- Nutty Caramel Fun: Indulge in the playful combination of smooth caramel sauce and crunchy, toasted nuts for an irresistible sweet treat.
- Blissful Berry Treat: Delight in the refreshing taste of summer with a burst of frozen berries and mangoes folded into the creamy stracciatella base.
- Mocha Magic: Experience a heavenly blend of bold coffee and rich chocolate for an energising, velvety scoop perfect for adults!
- Tropical Temptation: Transport yourself to paradise with the enticing flavours of sweet mango and tangy pineapple, perfectly complementing the creamy base.
- Minty Fresh Fusion: Refresh your palate with a cool, invigorating fusion of mint, a spritz of lemon juice, and vegan chocolate chips for a crowd-pleasing combo.
- Coco Craze: Immerse yourself in the tropical taste of luscious coconut shavings, maple syrup, and a hint of fragrant coconut extract for an island-inspired escape.
- Cherry Nutella Charm: Charm your taste buds with the tantalising contrast of Nutella chocolate, juicy cherries, and vegan chocolate chips in this delightful variation.
As we wrap up this delicious journey, we can't stress enough how much we encourage mums out there to give our Vegan Stracciatella recipe a try. Trust us, we’re all huge fans of it here at WMBT HQ. Not only is it a delightful opportunity to bond with your kids in the kitchen, but it also results in a seriously tasty and healthier treat that everyone can enjoy. Your taste buds and your body will thank you - trust us!
While this is an absolute summer hit, don't let the seasons dictate when you can indulge in this heavenly creation. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be enjoyed all year round! So, whether it's a hot summer day or a cosy winter evening, this delicious treat will surely sweeten up any moment. Plus, you can adjust the fresh ingredients you’ll use to fit any occasion or theme!
Lastly, if you've enjoyed this recipe and are eager to discover more summer-friendly delights, check out our other recipes for the summer! Our team here at WMBT curated the recipes we've been obsessing over and added our twists to make them even more delicious! From classic popsicles to healthier alternatives like this Vegan Stracciatella, we got you covered.
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