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10 Summery Recipes for Kids

12 August 2023


Summer is a time for fun, sun, and delicious food. And there's no better way to celebrate the season than by cooking with kids. Here are 10 summery recipes that are easy enough for kids to make, but delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy:

Watermelon Salad

This refreshing salad is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Chop up some watermelon, feta cheese, and mint, and toss into a mixture of salad leaves with a simple vinaigrette.

Shrimp Scampi

This classic Italian dish is easy to make and perfect for a summer cookout. Cook some shrimp in a pan with garlic and butter. Serve over pasta or rice with parsley to season.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

These kabobs are a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. Simply skewer some chicken and favourite veg and grill until cooked through.

Fruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing

This healthy and refreshing salad is a great way to get kids to eat their fruits. Combine your favourite fruits with yogurt, honey, and even add some granola for crunch.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

These classic summer treats are easy to make and always a hit with kids. Just sandwich some ice cream between two cookies.


These refreshing drinks are perfect for a hot summer day. Combine your favourite frozen fruit with water or juice in a blender and blend until smooth.


This frozen treat is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. To make it, puree your favourite fruits and freeze in an ice cream maker or ice lolly moulds.

Fruit Pizza

This fun and festive dessert is perfect for a summer party. Bake pizza crust – homemade or store bought until golden brown, then spread with chocolate sauce and add fruit toppings.

Sundae Bar

This is a great way to let kids be creative and make their own desserts. Set out a variety of ice cream flavours, toppings, and sauces, and let them go to town.

Ice Lollies

These frozen treats are a classic summer treat that kids love. Mix your favourite fruit juice or puree with water in an ice lolly mould and freeze.

These are just a few of the many summery recipes that kids can make. With a little help from an adult, kids can learn valuable cooking skills and have fun in the kitchen. So get cooking and enjoy the summer!

Here are some additional tips for cooking with kids:

  • Start with simple recipes and gradually work your way upt to more challenging ones
  • Let kids help with as much of the cooking process as possible
  • Be patient and encouraging
  • Make it fun!


I hope this blog post has inspired you to get cooking with your kids this summer. With a little effort, you can create some delicious and memorable snacks and meals together. And for the budding young chefs in the family, we run a week-long RISE Cookery course over the summer, for even more tasty and tantalising fun!