Cooking With Kids: Apple Pie “Ice Cream”
When my son’s kindergarten teacher asked me to come in and prepare a recipe with the class, my mind somehow came up with a healthy, yet fun recipe that the kids could help create:
Apple Pie Ice Cream!
Now, it’s not really ice cream, but I believe anything you scoop with an ice cream scooper can be called ice cream.
Gluten-free, vegan, and mostly raw, this recipe was actually a big hit, and most of the class ate their entire scoop – even some kids who said “Ew, gross!”
Here’s how we made this healthy snack together:
APPLE PIE “ICE CREAM” ~ Serves 4-6
8 Medjool dates, pitted
3-4 Honeycrisp apples, cored
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Have the kids use plastic or kid-safe knives to remove the pits and throw away.
- Cut the apples into quarters and remove the seeds and core. Use the grating/shredding blade in your food processor to grate the apples. Scoop into a large mixing bowl.
- Replace the grating/shredding blade with the S-blade and combine the apples, dates, oats and cinnamon together. Pulse until the ingredients are well combined.
- Scoop the “ice cream” into the mixing bowl and use an ice cream scooper to give each person a share.
With all the oats and apples, this recipe will also add a nice dose of fiber for those constipation-inclined readers!