Watermelon/Raspberry Lemonade Pops

Very easy.
Place 2 ½ cups seedless watermelon chunks in a blender.
Have the supervisor blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
Add ½ cup Raspberry or Regular Lemonade to the mixture.
Pour into pop molds or small plastic cups covered with foil.
Add sticks or handles and freeze for about 3 hours until firm.

Chocolate Pudding

It’s easy for younger kids to pour and stir a packaged pudding, but older kids can try this homemade version too. The chilling process also teaches delayed gratification.

    ½ cup white sugar
    ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    3 tablespoons of cornstarch
    2 cups milk
    2 teaspoons of vanilla

Mix ingredients in medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Microwave 3 minutes on high. Stir.
Continue to cook for 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until thick and shiny.
Cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the pudding and chill for about 3 hours, until firm.

No-Cook Play Dough

Kids can help make and then play with it.
Mix together 1 cup salt and 3 cups flour. Add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil.
Mix Food coloring drops with 1 Cup water.
Slowly add water to the salt mixture, mixing and kneading with hands, until you like the consistency.
Stores for 3 days. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Apple Pie Crackers

A fun snack kids can make with supervision.

    2 apples, peeled and sliced in ¼” wheels (Cutting is for the supervisor to do. Optional – bake or microwave to soften.)
    20 large whole-wheat crackers
    1 tub Noosa Yoghurt – any flavor
    ground cinnamon

Kids assemble crackers by layering raw or cooled apple slice on one cracker, adding a spoon of yoghurt and sprinkling with cinnamon, then topping with the second cracker.

Make Butter

Try making your own delicious butter from cream.
You need a glass jar with a tight lid, and heavy cream.

  • Fill your jar half way with whipping cream.
  • Put the lid on the jar and close it tightly.
  • Shake it and shake it some more. After about 15 to 20 minutes it will begin to form a soft lump.
  • Keep shaking until the jar has a solid lump of butter and it has separated from the liquid buttermilk
  • Pour the contents of the jar into a strainer to strain out the buttermilk. (You can save the buttermilk to make pancakes with.)
  • Wrap the butter in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Slather it onto an English muffin or toast. Mmmm.

Nothing is better than butter made with Longmont Dairy Cream!