I really like the Little Cooks recipes, because they’re generally pretty simple, and not too unhealthy either. I was quite excited by the Strawberry Sundae recipe as I thought it would be nice and healthy and fun to make. Unfortunately it really wasn’t and I can’t say we’ll be in a hurry to make it quite like this again. It was so, so sweet, even my sweet tooth and I couldn’t finish it.


The first attempt was by the book. Ingredients were:

  • 10 strawberries mashed, plus 5 or 6 to slice for decoration
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  1. Mush the 10 strawberries until it’s a nice thick mixture.
  2. Add the sugar and yoghurt and mix it all together.
  3. Stir the mixture into your sundae glass until the glass is nearly full.
  4. Slice the remaining strawberries, then put them on top of the Sundae to finish it off.

As I said, it was simply too sweet, Ameli had a few sips then abandoned it. I couldn’t finish it either. It was tasty, just so incredibly sweet!

We tried it again with:

  • 5 strawberries and a handful of frozen summer berries and a few aside for decoration
  • 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • Two tablespoons honey

It was really tasty this time, not too sweet and much healthier. We could also pop it in the freezer for a little while to make it slightly more ice cream like.

The adapted version is perfect, and the mixing bowl and spoon that came with the Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection book 3 were suitably perfect for the task at hand!

(These can also be frozen if you have lolly moulds. They make a nice out of the freezer treat.)


Little Cooks – Fruit Smoothie Recipe

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