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Easy coconut ice recipe – handmade gifts by the kids

Easy coconut ice recipe – handmade gifts by the kids

Thoughts of biting into sweet sugary Coconut Ice always brings me back to my childhood.
My Mum and I would make it as a treat around Christmas time, it never lasted long in our house!!
Coconut Ice is so easy to make and yet looks so elegant, which makes it perfect for making as a gift for someone.
Stored properly it will last for 2-3 weeks.

This easy coconut ice recipe is perfect to get the kids involved with and can be used to make a beautiful homemade gift.
There is nothing better for kids than that sense of pride they get from giving someone a gift that they have made themselves!

Easy Coconut Ice Recipe

Ingredients:

800g Sweetened Condensed Milk
700g Icing Sugar
650g Desiccated Coconut
Pink food colouring

Method:

  1. Double line a small baking tray with cling film
  2. In a large bowl mix the condensed milk with the icing sugar
  3. Add the desiccated coconut and stir until thoroughly combined (it may get fairly stiff – you don’t need to go to the gym tonight!)
  4. Tip half of the mixture into the baking tin and press down firmly
  5. Add 2 drops of pink food colouring to the remaining mixture and stir until it turns pink
  6. Pour pink mixture on top of white and spread to cover, then press down firmly
  7. Place in the fridge overnight to set
  8. Remove from tin, using cling film to help, and slice into squares.
  9. Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 weeks.

 

Another great homemade gift idea is making our chocolate bars, following our chocolate bar recipe and using our chocolate bar mould available to buy from our shop.

This website is great for other non foodie homemade gift ideas, including clay figures, bath salts and cool coloured sugar jars.

 

Iced Lemon Biscuits

Iced Lemon Biscuits

These Iced Lemon Biscuits are one of the Whisk Kids Baking Kits that are for sale from the Whisk Kids shop.
The Kits contain all the dry ingredients, a recipe card and a cookie cutter. You just need to add butter, egg, grated lemon zest and juice.
The kits make a great gift that any child would love to receive! 

What you will need:

♦ 50g butter

♦ 1/2 egg, whisked

♦ Zest and juice of x1 lemon

♦ Rolling pin

♦ Mixing bowl and spoon

♦ Lined baking tray

Method

1. Mix together the dry biscuit mix and butter
2. Add egg and lemon zest and mix until combined
3. Squash dough into a ball, using your hands
4. Roll out to approx 1cm thick
5. Cut out shapes and place onto prepared baking tray
6. Bake at 180C / Gas 5 for approx 10-15mins, or until golden brown
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
8. Add lemon juice to icing sugar and stir to form a smooth icing
9. Use a teaspoon to ice the cooled biscuits
(we then decided to top ours with sprinkles! – these don’t come in the kit)

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days

Halloween monster face pizzas for kids

Halloween monster face pizzas for kids

The kids will love getting creative this Halloween, inventing different monster face pizzas

This Halloween monster face pizza recipe was used at a 3yr olds Monster themed Birthday Party.
The kids made the monster face pizzas from scratch and had loads of fun getting floury, sticky and they absolutely loved designing their own Halloween monster faces.
The pizzas were then eaten as the party lunch!
A perfect way to save runaway costs by combining the party activity with the food!

The recipe is so simple to follow and creates really tasty mini monster face pizzas, that are perfect for kids.
Or if preferred, skip out step 7 and make one large monster pizza!

TIP: Due to the young age of the children, I weighed out all of the ingredients beforehand and placed into separate plastic dishes, ready for them to mix together when instructed.

Halloween monster face pizza recipe

Ingredients
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp fast action yeast
240ml warm water
350g plain flour
4 tbsp tomato puree
150g grated cheese
x4 slices salami
red / green pepper cut into triangles
x4 cherry tomatoes, halved

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180C
2. Grease and lightly flour a baking tray
3. Place yeast and sugar into a jug
4. Add warm water and whisk until frothy, then set aside for a minimum of 5 mins
5. Add flour and mix together
6. Turn out onto a lightly oiled work surface and knead for 1 minute
7. Divide into x4 equal portions
8. Roll into circles and place on baking tray 
9. Spread 1 tbsp of tomato puree on top of each pizza
10. Top with grated cheese
11. Arrange salami, peppers and tomatoes on the pizzas, to create monster faces
12. Bake for approx. 10 mins or until golden brown

monster face pizzas, cooked and ready to munch

If you’re after more spooky activities this Halloween then check out these ideas from activity village Including puzzles, printables, colouring pages and crafts.
Or why not adapt this chocolate bar recipe into a Halloween treat by adding Halloween sprinkles and spooky sweets.
You can buy the chocolate bar mould here
Rainbow Cheesecake puddings for kids

Rainbow Cheesecake puddings for kids

This Rainbow Cheesecake is soooo much fun to make, incredibly tasty and can be made in a variety of colours to suit the occasion – think superhero cheesecakes in red and blue or Christmas cheesecakes in red and green with matching sprinkles.

What you will need to make rainbow cheesecake:

♦ x5 digestive biscuits in a ziplock bag
♦ x3 small bowls, each with 50g cream cheese and 2 drops of food colouring in
♦ Cup with 20g of icing sugar
♦ Large bowl with 200ml whipping cream or double cream
♦ Small rolling pin
♦ 1tsp vanilla extract
♦ Coloured sprinkles
♦ Small plastic tub or cup – to make the cheesecake in

Method

1. Begin by bashing up the biscuits using the rolling pin. (kids love this part, it gets very noisy!! just make sure they don’t get carried away and break a hole in the bag!!)
2. Pour the bashed up biscuits into the bottom of your plastic tub
3. Add the vanilla extract into the whipping cream and whisk until stiff peaks
4. Pour in the icing sugar and mix together
5. Divide the cream mixture evenly between the 3 bowls of cream cheese with colouring in
6. Stir each bowl until the colours have changed and the mixture is smooth and even
7. Layer the colours on top of the biscuits in your tub
8. Top with some sprinkles of your choice
9. Place in the fridge for 10 mins or until ready to eat

Will last for 2 days in the fridge

rainbow cheesecake making
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I used this rainbow cheesecake recipe many times for kids parties. They were always a great hit. Variations from rainbow cheesecake included Unicorn cheesecakes (add a fondant horn) and Dinosaur cheesecakes (use green / brown colours and add dinosaurs on top)

dinosaur cheesecake
dinosaur cheesecakes using oreos and plain white vanilla filling

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