Here’s an idea for entertaining the children during the long sunny school holidays. Take some tubs of ice cream from the freezer – a choice of flavours would be ideal. Fill several small bowls with a range of toppings and let the kids make their own ice cream sundae. What about – summer berries, chopped fresh fruit or even nuts, chocolate shavings, coconut or mini marshmallows. Why not make your own sauce to drizzle over the top – melted chocolate or whizz up some berries and a little icing sugar in the food processor.
You could even try your hand at making your own “cheat’s ice cream” if you have a glut of strawberries in the garden – or take a trip to your nearest Pick Your Own. Prepare strawberries as usual, open freeze on a tray till firm, then put in a food processor with some icing sugar and blitz, leaving chunky if you prefer or you can blitz till smooth – delicious! Eat straight away with your favourite sundae toppings as above and if there’s any left you can re-freeze.