Fun Recipes for Kids to Make this Summer

At GameTruck, we’re all about helping you play and create family memories. From booking video game or laser tag parties to providing fun activity ideas, we’re helping you rock this parenting thing. Thus, this week we’re going to help your kids star in the kitchen with delicious recipes. 

Use this blog as a beginners cookbook for your kids with no add pop-ups or long recipe back stories about great aunt Mildred twice removed and her journeys through Wisconsin. Moreover, this blog delivers recipes, directions, and helpful tips that are straight to the point, and I wish they made these for adults. 

Furthermore, help your kids explore and learn about cooking with these three fun recipes for kids. 

Recipe 1: Homemade Lemonade

  • Ingredients 
    • 1 ¾ cups white sugar 
    • 1 cup water
    • 9 medium lemons, or more as needed
    • 7 cups ice-cold water
    • ice as needed
  • Directions
    • Step 1: Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Also, stir to dissolve sugar while mixture comes to a boil. Set aside to cool slightly.
    • Step 2: Do you feel how firm the lemons are? Roll them around on the counter to make them soft. Also, cut in half lengthwise. Ultimately, squeeze into a measuring cup.  
    • Step 3: However, Watch out for any seeds!
    • Step 4: Nonetheless, continue juicing until you have 1 1/2 cups fresh juice and pulp. 
    • Step 5: Also, add 7 cups of ice-cold water into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice, pulp, and simple syrup till it tastes yummy.  
    • Step 6: Don’t forget the ice!
  • Helpful Notes
    • Nine medium lemons should yield about 1 1/2 cups juice and pulp, but the number required will depend on the size you use.

Recipe 2: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup frozen strawberries or berry mix
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • 1 banana, cut in pieces
    • ½ cup milk
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Directions
    • Step 1: Wash fruit if needed.
    • Step 2: Add to blender.
    • Step 3: Mix until desired consistency.
  • Helpful Notes
    • To make any simple smoothie recipe thinner add more juice or milk. On the other hand, to make any simple smoothie recipe thicker add more fruit.
    • In addition, if using canned fruit, include the juice for extra flavor.

Recipe 3: Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites

  • Ingredients
    • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
    • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Directions
    • Step 1: Add all ingredients into a bowl. 
    • Step 2: Mix well.
    • Step 3: Additionally, roll them into balls and store in an airtight container. 
  • Helpful Notes:
    • Instead of peanut butter, try almond or sunflower butter!

Nevertheless, cooking with your kids is a great way to build new memories and teach them life skills. Additionally, feel free to save this blog in your cookbook or help your kids craft their own to store these for later!

Additionally, you can find more recipes here!

On the other hand, if you’re looking for more fun activities to enjoy with your family, be sure to check out GameTruck’s website for exciting gaming and party options.