National Ice Cream Month | New Direction Family Law | Raleigh NC

It’s National Ice Cream Month! Let’s celebrate with – ice cream!

In Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

National Ice Cream Month | New Direction Family Law | Raleigh NCIf you and the kids are looking for some fun this summer, why not try ice cream? It’s July, and it’s hot outside. And ice cream is oh so cold! And it’s oh so yummy! And you can make it oh so much fun! Let’s look at a few ways to cool off with this wonderful treat.

You and the kids can plan an outing to your local ice cream parlor. The kids will have dozens of choices of ice creams, cones, and toppings. Half of the fun is deciding just what you want. You can eat the ice cream at the parlor or outside in a shady area. Just be sure to bring along plenty of napkins and some wipes for cleanup!

Another way to beat the heat is to have an ice cream party at home, just you and the kids. If you are really brave, include some of their friends. Pick up some of their favorite flavors of ice cream, along with lots of different toppings, such as fudge sauce, nuts, chocolate chips or M & M’s, gummy bears, mini marshmallows, whipped cream, and, of course, sprinkles. Put on some fun music and let the kids make their own sundaes or ice cream treats. Save the leftovers for another ice cream day to come.

If you are feeling just a bit more adventurous, have the kids help you make homemade ice cream. They can decide on the flavors and extras that will go in it, and help with the cranking if you use an old fashioned ice cream maker. They will learn that making ice cream is easy and a fun activity for the family to enjoy together. Not to mention there’s nothing more delicious than homemade ice cream on a hot summer’s day. This is a great family project that promotes bonding and learning with a tasty reward. The only hard part is the waiting!

Plan a couple of ice cream events this month. You and the kids will have a blast.

Elizabeth Stephenson
New Direction Family Law

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