Kids Can Make It! Recipes for the Dog Days of Summer!

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Kids Can Make It! Recipes for the Dog Days of Summer!

WATERMELON SPLIT

watermelon split
Cool chunks of watermelon topped with ice cream make a perfect split for the dog days of summer. For little kids: Let them help mash the berries with sugar. For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients. Everyone can pitch in to build the sundaes in under 30 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups 1-inch cubed watermelon, chilled (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 scoops strawberry ice cream or your favorite flavor
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • 4 to 8 maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds or peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. Add the blackberries to a medium bowl and sprinkle the sugar over in an even layer. Mix them together and mash with a fork. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Add any extra juices from the watermelon, up to 2 tablespoons, to the berry mixture and stir to combine.
  2. To serve, arrange 1 cup of the watermelon cubes into an “X” shape in a banana split dish. Place one scoop of the ice cream in the middle. Scatter 2 tablespoons of the blackberry sauce over the ice cream. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, 1 or 2 cherries and a tablespoon of nuts. Repeat for the remaining servings.


KIDS WARNING: Note to parents: Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen. These recipes are appropriate for children of various ages, 4 to 10. When a recipe calls for cooking on the stove or using a paring knife, an adult should do those activities and let the child assist, if age appropriate.

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25 thoughts on “Kids Can Make It! Recipes for the Dog Days of Summer!

    1. I completely agree. My kiddo is only almost 4 and I want him to be at least somewhat self sufficient. my brother can’t even make Mac N Cheese without burning it.

  1. Those are great recipes to try with kids! I want my kids to be involved in the kitchen, so I’ll definitely have to try a few of these out.

  2. I love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and I am all for things they can make themselves. Love these ideas.

  3. All of these kid friendly summer recipes look SO good! And I love cooking with my 5 year old daughter, it is definitely a great and fun way for us to bond. Plus it gives her a sense of accomplishment when everyone eats something she helped to make! 😉

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