Easy, No Cook Summer Recipes for Au Pairs and Nannies

Best Ice Pops:

Berry Smoothie Pop:
Blend raspberries (about 6 oz), 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 3/4 cup water, and mint (either a handful of fresh mint leaves, or 2 tsp mint syrup). Blend really well and freeze.

Banana, chocolate, and PB Pop:
Mash a few bananas, add a dash of milk, a little peanut butter, and chocolate sauce to your liking. Mix, smooth, and freeze.

Pina Colada Pop:
Blend pineapple juice, coconut, and banana in a blender. Pour into molds and freeze.

Your Choice Fruit and Your Choice Juice Pop:
Pour one cup of any flavor 100% juice into a blender and then add small chunks of any fruit. Blend the juice and fruit until smooth, but allow several small pieces of fruit to remain. Pour the mixture into plastic ice pop molds or Dixie cups. Place the cups into the freezer for about one hour or until slightly firm. Put a Popsicle stick into each frozen ice pop and return them to the freezer for at least four hours.

Banana Milkshake
Strawberry jam
1/2 pint milk
1 banana

Get kids to chop bananas into chunks.
They can pour milk into the blender.
Kids can put banana into blender.
They can then add the jam.
Put lid on blender and blend for a few seconds

Fruit Salad
2 bananas
6 strawberries
2 Kiwi fruit
12 Red grapes
2 apples
1/4 pint orange juice
Any other fruit the kids love!

Have the children slice the bananas.
Kids can wash and slice strawberries.
Children can peel and then slice the kiwi fruit.
Wash and cut grapes in half.
Chop apple you can leave the peel on if you wash the apples.
Mix in a bowl.
Pour orange juice over fruit so it doesn’t turn brown and tastes really sweet.

Tuna Pitas
1 (6-ounce) can white tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 pita rounds, halved

In a medium bowl, combine tuna, carrots, and onion.
Add mayonnaise.
Have children mix gently to combine.
For each sandwich, spoon about 1/3 cup filling mixture into a pita half.
Serve at once or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Strawberry Soup
4 cup(s) fresh strawberries , hulled and sliced
1/3 cup(s) ginger ale
1/3 cup(s) sugar
1/4 cup(s) milk
1 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1 cup(s) sour cream
(optional) sliced strawberries, for garnish

Place sliced strawberries in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Add ginger ale, sugar, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract; blend.
Pour into mixing bowl and whisk in sour cream until smooth.
Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Garnish soup with sliced strawberries, if desired.

Do you have any favorite no cook summer recipes to share that we haven’t thought of?


  1. But make sure the juice type isn't on the tainted with lead list. (Haunting me.)

  2. yum

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