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3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes

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.

3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes - Ingredients

My Vitamix was once again the star of the show,

3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes - Ready to be Blended in my Vitamix

And a couple of minutes later, we had ice cream!

3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes - in ice cream cones

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.

3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes - Free From

As for Wriggly, I put her scoop in one of the Magic Squares pots, and she loved it!

How to Make Ice Cream at Home in 3 Minutes with only 3 Ingredients - with cute Babymoov spoon

3-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Ready in 3 Minutes

Quick & easy ice cream ready in 3 minutes Makes 8 scoops
Prep Time 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


  1. 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.

The Easiest Treat for a Play Date - Frozen Petits Filous & Lollipop Sticks

They look cute, don’t they?

The Easiest Treat for a Play Date - Frozen Petits Filous

Who wouldn’t love that?

The Easiest Treat for a Play Date - Frozen Petits Filous on Lollipop Sticks

I was not paid for this post and genuinely love Petits Filous. All opinions and photos are my own. 


  1. Louise
    19/05/2015 / 10:45 pm

    Love your three-ingredient ice-cream, that sounds fabulous and I will definitely be giving it a try. I love your little one’s comments on playdates as well and the way that Beanie ended the conversation by asking for your phone. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    • Mel
      19/05/2015 / 11:27 pm

      That’s my girl! She is not the most patient 4 year old, bless her!

  2. laurababykicks
    20/05/2015 / 4:53 am

    Love the frozen yogurt pops idea, we have some that we have had our nose turned up at this week. I made two ingredient ice cream yesterday,fairly similar recipe! #tastytuesdays

  3. becky
    21/05/2015 / 12:57 pm

    Mel! This is amaze!!!! Guess what we are making tomorrow!!!


  4. Corina
    21/05/2015 / 9:20 pm

    I love the idea of sticking lollipop sticks in petit filous and then freezing them. It’s definitely something I’m going to try soon.

  5. dave
    21/05/2015 / 10:43 pm

    Great photos the food looks yummy and gorgeous yet funky presentation!

  6. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
    22/05/2015 / 11:37 am

    I love this recipe, Mel! Definitely need to make these during the summer! 😀

  7. Gemma Holland
    25/05/2015 / 8:22 am

    We tried the homemade ice cream. A revelation! The kids loved it

    • Mel
      25/05/2015 / 10:31 pm

      Oh, thank you so much for letting me know, Gemma! You’ve made my evening. I sometimes wonder whether anyone (other than me) actually makes the recipes I share on my little blog. Merci beaucoup!

  8. ideasforlittlepeople
    07/07/2015 / 10:47 am

    Hi Mel, just shared your brilliant frozen petit filous pic and link with an appreciative crowd over at Ideas for Little People’s facebook page. Love your blog and hopefully have a few other mums, who’ve not come across you yet, loving it too.
    x Em from Ideas for Little People

    • Mel
      21/07/2015 / 1:08 am

      Thanks a lot for sharing Em!

  9. Nancy Wood
    05/06/2018 / 4:21 pm

    Sorry but I don’t know what petit filous is🤔 is it regular fruit yogurt? I would really like to try this recipe. Thanks.

    • Mel
      06/06/2018 / 9:47 pm

      It’s just a child’s fruit yoghurt, but you can use Greek yoghurt instead if you want! I have a few recipes for no churn ice cream on the blog, just type ice cream in the search bar 🙂

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