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Kid Friendly Christmas Ice Cream Recipes

Whip up some fun with Kid-Friendly Christmas Ice Cream Recipes. Simple delights to delight your little ones.

Christmas is all about family, fun, and making lasting memories. What better way to do that than getting the kids involved in some festive adventures in the kitchen?

This a chance to turn the holiday spirit up a notch, unleash some creativity, perhaps make a little mess along the way, and an opportunity for your budding little chefs to learn, express themselves and feel the joy of creating, discovery, and achievement.Kid Friendly Christmas Ice Cream Recipes image 1 three children in aprons and chefs hats baking and laughing freely frosted fusions

From giggles to delicious treats, let us share some kid-friendly Christmas ice cream recipes that are sure to turn your kitchen into a holiday playground!

Kid-Friendly Kitchen Adventures

Encouraging your kids to get into the kitchen from a young age can inspire them for their future lives, and give them a great sense of achievement, whilst having fun in a safe and prepared environment. There is a great deal of fun to be had. For more information, please see our article – Fun Ice Cream Recipes for Kids: Getting Children Involved in the Kitchen – Frosted Fusions
kid-friendly-christmas-ice-cream-recipes-image-8-girl-and-mum-smiling-whilst-pre-aring-cookies-ingredients-around-them-with-festive-decor-in-the-background-frosted-fusionsThe wonderful thing with any homemade creations lies in the flexibility to customise recipes based on your kids’ age and skills. Ensure the tasks are enjoyable, engaging, and appropriately challenging.

We have listed below, a selection of easy kid-friendly recipes that you can make with your little ones in no time at all, and at the end, they will have not only the satisfaction of accomplishment but also will have created their own delicious homemade treats as their reward!

Easy, Kid Friendly Christmas Ice Cream Recipes

Here are some recipes and methods for easy and fun ice cream treats you will find easy for your little ones to follow to make fun, Christmas-inspired Ice cream treats;

Candy Cane Peppermint Shake:Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-10-candy-cane-milkshake-with-festive-decor-frosted-fusions

  • Peppermint ice cream
  • Milk
  • Crushed candy canes

Method: Blend peppermint ice cream with milk until smooth. Pour into festive glasses and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

Santa’s Strawberry Swirl:

  • Strawberry ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Red and green M&M’s

Method: Swirl chocolate sauce into strawberry ice cream, adding red and green M&M’s for a merry flavour burst.

Rudolph’s Banana Split:Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-14-banans-split-covered-in-chocolate-sauce-and-topped-with-cherries-frosted-fusions

  • Banana ice cream
  • Sliced bananas
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Cherry on top

Method: Create a banana split with banana ice cream, sliced bananas, chocolate sauce, and a cherry on top for a reindeer-approved dessert.

Festive Funfetti Delight:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Christmas-coloured sprinkles
  • Whipped cream
  • Mini candy canes

Method: Sprinkle funfetti over scoops of vanilla ice cream, top with whipped cream, and garnish with mini candy canes for a simple, but fun treat.

Snowman Sundae Surprise:Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-13-snowman-ice-cream-with-sprinkles-for-decorations-frosted-fusions

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy eyes and buttons

Method: Build a snowman sundae using vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, pretzel sticks for arms, and candy eyes and buttons for a whimsical treat.

Gingerbread Caramel Swirl:

  • Gingerbread ice cream
  • Caramel swirl
  • Gingerbread cookie crumbles

Method: Create a delicious warming spiced blast by swirling caramel into gingerbread ice cream and topping it with gingerbread cookie crumbles.

Ice Cream Penguins:Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-12-icecream-and-chocolate-penguins-on-tray-with-vanilla-snow-frosted-fusions

  • Peppermint ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Candy eyes

Method: Craft a chocolate and ice cream penguin with ice cream dipped in chocolate sauce for wings and candy eyes and feet for an adorable frozen friend.

Christmas Cookie Crunch Cone:

  • Cookie dough ice cream
  • Crushed Christmas cookies
  • Waffle cone

Method: Scoop cookie dough ice cream into a waffle cone and roll the edges in crushed Christmas cookies for a textural crunchy delight.

Cookies and Cream Sandwiches

    • Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-15-ice-cream-sandwich-with-sprinkles-choc-chips-and-cream-drizzled-over-frosted-fusionsIngredients:
      • 400ml cookies and cream ice cream
      • 100g chocolate/gingerbread cookies
    • Method:
      • Soften the ice cream and sandwich between your chosen cookie, and decorate with choc chips, crushed cookies or sprinkles.
      • Refreeze until set.

Mint Chocolate Wonderland

    • Ingredients:
      • 400ml mint chocolate chip ice cream
      • 50g chocolate chips
    • Method:
      • Soften the ice cream, stir in chocolate chips and spoon into Christmas tree-shaped cutters sprinkle with sprinkles!
      • Freeze until solid.

Kid Friendly Christmas Ice Cream Recipes image 2 two girls with chef hats covered with ingredients and kitchen equipment around them smiling and laughing frosted fusions

All the above recipes require minimal ‘cooking’ if any and are an opportunity for your little ones to create their own masterpieces, with a little guidance and encouragement.

If the recipe requires a premade ice cream, you can find all of these listed in our recipes and methods menu, here’s a quick link to get you there – Recipes & Methods

NB: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make these recipes, you simply pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze. Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture vigorously with a fork to break up ice crystals, repeating this process for about 3-4 hours or until the ice cream is firm. Please also check out our post – Homemade Ice Cream: Without an Ice Cream Maker – to learn more.

Fun and Fancy Presentation Ideas

Here are some fun ways to present the ice cream treats that your little ones have crafted:

  • Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-11-vanilla-ice-cream-snowman-with-brandy-snap-hat-choc-chip-eyes-and-waffle-cone-nose-frosted-fusionsBrandy Snap Baskets: Method: Melted chocolate or candy melts can be used to create small edible baskets. Dip the brandy snaps into the melted chocolate, shaping them into basket forms, and let them cool until solid. Once hardened, they can be filled with scoops of ice cream.
  • Cookie Cups: Method: Bake cookie dough in a muffin tin to create cookie cups. Once baked and cooled, these cups can be filled with your favorite ice cream flavours.
  • Fruit Cup Boats:
    • Method: Hollow out halved oranges or watermelon to create edible boats. Fill these fruity vessels with scoops of colourful and kid-friendly ice creams.Kid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-9-ice-cream-cone-with-snowman-shaped-ice-cream-frosted-fusions
  • Snowman Cones:
      • Method: Fill a waffle cone with scoops of ice cream and finish off with choc chips for eyes, pretzels for arms and a swirl of whipped cream for your snowman hat, dusted with coloured sprinkles.
  • Chocolate Dipped Cones:
    • Method: Dip the top of ice cream cones in melted chocolate, allowing it to harden. This creates a delicious chocolate layer that enhances the overall presentation.

These creative presentations not only add a festive touch to the ice cream experience but also provide an opportunity for kids to participate in the kitchen creativity and fun!

And to Top It Off?

Having made their Christmas Ice Cream treats, you can add even more fun by setting out a selection of toppings that the kids can continue to add to and enhance their creations, here is a list of additional toppings you can set out for the lids to add even more creativity to their ice cream creations:

Ideas for Toppings:

  1. SprinklesKid-Friendly-Christmas-Ice-Cream-Recipes-image-7-selection-of-ice-cream-toppings-sprinkles-marshmallows-ice-cream-waffle-cones-and-bowls-of-ice-cream-frosted-fusions
  2. Gummy Bears
  3. Crushed Cookies
  4. Chocolate Chips
  5. Fruit Slices
  6. Mini Marshmallows
  7. Shredded Coconut
  8. Caramel Drizzle
  9. Crushed Nuts
  10. Whipped Cream

There’s no end to the creations your little ones can and will come up with once their creativity is unleashed.

We hope that you have enjoyed our article and we have given you some ideas of Kid Friendly Christmas Ice Cream Recipes you can try out with your budding chefs.

If you have any questions, please drop us a comment below and we would love to hear from you if you do try our kid-friendly Christmas-inspired ice cream recipes a go.


  1. I have just finished reading your article and what a great idea. I love these recipe ideas and the names are very well thought of. The weather here is boiling at the moment so I’m thinking of having a go at the strawberry swirl with my daughter today and see how that goes. I love your site, so many great ideas and recipes to try here. keep up the great work!!

    • Hey Ryan,

      Thanks for your comment and really glad you appreciated the article and different recipes. ‘The weather is boiling here right now’, haha i wish i wish!

      Well, ice cream is for any day of the week or season, so I hope you and your daughter enjoy trying out the recipes in our articles, or any we have listed on our site. 

      We’d love to hear how you get on.

      Glad you appreciated and thank you re the site as a whole.

      All the very best.

      Cherie :o)

  2. Oh wow!!! You just bring Christmas to everyone with your post.  I definitely would do the peppermint shake and the rudolph banana split! The recipes are simple and available everywhere, I’m sure everyone will enjoy this.   thank you for sharing this marvelous idea that I will surely add to my holiday menu. 

    • Hey Arlen,

      Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

      Glad you appreciated our post and the recipes we listed.

      All our recipes are super easy for kids and adults alike to achieve, be creative and above all enjoy. Glad you’ll be adding some to your holiday menu!

      We’d love to hear how you get on with trying out our Peppermint Shakes and Rudolph Banana Splits and any others that you try.

      All the very best

      Cherie :o)

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