With summer vacation just around the corner, it’s a great time for
some family fun. Learning to cook is a great summer activity for your
students. Not only do they get to learn a valuable life skill, they also
get to practice their reading, measuring and cooking techniques. Following
recipes is good practice for science lab too! Here are some no bake recipes
they can try on their own.
Chocolate ice cream sandwiches
1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened
8 Chocolate chip cookies
Place 4 cookies on a baking sheet. Spoon about ½ cup of ice cream
onto each cookie. Make sandwiches by placing the four remaining cookies
on top. Smooth out the sides by sprinkling chocolate sprinkles onto a
plate and rolling the ice cream sandwiches in the chocolate sprinkles
so that they stick to the sides. Place in the freezer for 1 hour. You
can wrap the sandwiches individually in plastic wrap and keep in the freezer.
Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge
2 cups and 2 Tbsp white cake mix
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup salted butter
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
Spray an 8-by-8 baking pan with non-stick spray.
Mix together cake mix and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Cut butter into
4 pieces and add to cake mixture with milk (don’t mix them in, just
add them on top). Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Take out of microwave
and mix everything together. The mixture will be very thick, so younger
students may need a little help here. Fold in white chocolate and sprinkles.
Don’t mix it too much now or the sprinkles will start to melt.
Spoon mixture into the baking sheet and rub a spoon across the top to make
sure that its level.
Place in the fridge for 2 hours. Cut into squares.
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Squares
200g packet Rich Shortbread biscuits
½ tin condensed milk
1 cup coconut
60g butter (melted)
Rind of 1 lemon, finely grated
1 cups icing sugar
Grease a cookie tin with butter or spray with a non-stick baking spray.
Crush biscuits in a food processor. Add lemon rind coconut, melted butter
and condensed milk. Mix well. Press into tray.
Sift icing sugar into a bowl and stir in butter. Add lemon juice from lemon
one teaspoon at a time until the icing is smooth.
Spread icing over the biscuit mixture. Place in the fridge for 1 hours
and then cut into squares.
This summer vacation, you can keep your students busy and help them to
maintain their academic skills with fun cooking family time.