I have written about it before: we all love ice cream at home. Well, apart from Hubby, but he was an ice cream man in his twenties, so he says he has eaten all the ice cream he could ever eat!
My children all love play dates, whether it be having friends at our house or going to a classmate’s home. Homemade ice cream makes us all very happy, and whenever the children have friends over for a play date, I always make sure we have frozen fruit in the freezer for a quick treat.
On the way to the children’s swimming lessons this afternoon, we had a chat about play dates.
Me: “What do you like about play dates?”
Crevette (6 years 9 months): “I like seeing my friends and playing. That’s why it’s called play date!”
Beanie (4 years 7 months): “I can’t tell you it’s too funny. We eat sweets!”
Hubby: “She steals them then she eats them.”
Jumpy (2 years 6 months): “Play date. I like play dough. I like play date!”
Crevette: “I like cooking together and making smoothies, pizza or ice cream. We make our own. It’s nice having different ones and we can try each other’s as well.”
Beanie: “Mummy, I want your phone.”
OK, conversation over…
When I was asked whether I wanted to write a post including Petits Filous Magic Squares in Strawberry & Vanilla Flavour or Raspberry & Vanilla flavour, I did not hesitate for a second. I am always happy to help promote anything French that reminds me of my childhood. As far as I remember, I have always loved Petits Filous. My favourite ones are the strawberry Petits Filous, and I always take them to work as a snack. My little ones all ask for Petits Filous for dessert as well!
First of all, the children were all won over by the Magic Squares in both flavours, so was my mum. The size is perfect for little ones and they loved the fact they could mix the two flavours together, or eat one then the other. I have to say that I am a bit of a Petits Filous purist, and to me, nothing is better than the strawberry ones.
This challenge made us think of a creative way to use Petits Filous. When friends came over for a play date last week, we had the perfect opportunity. We put our ingredients together: Petits Filous Magic Squares, frozen strawberries and frozen banana. We also happened to have freeze dried strawberries in the cupboard (I know, fancy!) so I gave the little ones the option to add it to their own ice cream.
My Vitamix was once again the star of the show,
And a couple of minutes later, we had ice cream!
Most of us had ours in ice cream cones, but because of her allergies, Jumpy could not have the ones we had at home. She did not mind as we gave them one of her ‘free from’ biscuits to dip in the ice cream.
As for Wriggly, I put her scoop in one of the Magic Squares pots, and she loved it!
3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes
- About 20 frozen strawberries 400g
- 1 sliced banana frozen
- 2 strawberry & vanilla Petits Filous Magic Squares or 4 small strawberry petits filous
- Optional: 1 tablespoon freeze dried strawberries
Blend the three ingredients together and if using, sprinkle freeze dried strawberries on top. Enjoy!
If you are planning a party, you could also freeze Petits Filous with lollipop sticks in.
They look cute, don’t they?
Who wouldn’t love that?
I was not paid for this post and genuinely love Petits Filous. All opinions and photos are my own.