Kinder Ice Cream Boats

The lazy days of summer are finally upon us, and thankfully the weather is really heating up too! While temperatures soar, it’s important to keep the kids cool and hydrated. We’ve been trying out a few new popsicle recipes this summer and when I saw Jenna’s post on about her family creating ice cream boats and sandwiches with Kinder Surprise Eggs, I definitely wanted to give it a try with my chocolate and ice cream loving boys.

Feeling inspired by Jenna and remembering a sailboat cupcake I made for my son’s birthday last year, we decided to mash the two ideas together and literally make a sailboat with our Kinder Eggs! They were super fun and turned out great!

Kinder Ice Cream Boats - Mom vs the Boys

Kinder Ice Cream Boats

Unwrap a Kinder Surprise Egg and carefully break apart the egg at the seams with a dull knife. Scoop 2-4 tablespoons of your favourite ice cream into one half of the Kinder Egg. We used mint chocolate chip, it is National Chocolate Day afterall! Place in egg in the freezer until ready to eat.

To make the sail you will need small lollipop sticks and a soft pliable candy like salt water taffy. We didn’t have any on hand this time, so we used caramels, but the salt water taffy is much more colourful!

Roll out the salt water taffy with a rolling pin between two sheets of parchment paper. I found softening them in the microwave for just a couple seconds helped. Cut into a triangle shape with a pizza cutter and wrap the long end around a lollipop stick for the sail. I find it best to keep these in the fridge until you are ready to serve because the taffy will start to get soft and droop a little. It’s okay if it does, the sail will just look wavy, but if you want a nice straight one, keep them cool. The caramel sails stayed stiff as a brick once cooled. 

When ready to eat, just stick the end of the lollipop stick into your ice cream and set sail for a tasty frozen treat!


Kinder Ice Cream Boats

Kinder Ice Cream Boats

Once the ice cream boat is devoured, you’ll be able to eat the sail like a lollipop. Check out this post to see the pretty salt water taffy sails!

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  1. Lynda Cook says:

    I love this idea, makes for an awesome cool treat, thanks for sharing a great idea!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    So cute!! What a great idea!

  3. loucheryl says:

    You have the best ideas! This is so cute and I know my boys would love it.

  4. Laurie P says:

    Oh we’ll have to try this….looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I can see your boys were super happy with their ice-cream boats 🙂 I’m sure my grandkids would love these too 🙂

  6. Florence C says:

    Great idea. My grandkids would love those. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Cool idea! These would be great for a summer birthday party!

  8. Judy Cowan says:

    Very cute idea! Going to have to make these with my nieces & nephews!

  9. nicolthepickle says:

    I can never get my eggs to crack in half that neatly.

  10. mrdisco says:

    that’s deliciously crafty. added bonus – you can keep the toys for yourself. I mean share them.

  11. Anne Taylor says:

    These are awesome!!! My grandkids would be thrilled to have one of these “boats”

  12. Heather in VA says:

    I’m so jealous you are able to get Kinder eggs in Canada! My girls and I miss them so much.

  13. Aliya D says:

    Love this idea (and it looks really yummy)!

  14. heidi c. says:

    That’s such a cute idea, especially for summer!

  15. What a great idea! I would never have thought to use half a Kinder (and they are banned in US? what the heck?) as a bowl 🙂

  16. Caroline says:

    Very cute and delicious idea!

  17. Treen Goodwin says:

    such a cute idea , thanks for sharing , that’s awesome , my grandson would love this !

  18. Erika Letson says:

    My boys would love these! Great idea and super cute, these will be a must try for me!

  19. This is brilliant! What a fun idea! I’m sharing and pinning this!

    P.S. Your boys are growing up so fast! Adorable!!

  20. loucheryl says:

    My boys would LOVE this. They love Kinder Eggs! This would also be great for a birthday party.

  21. My nephew would be impressed but i don’t think the chocolate of Kinder Eggs would last that long to make a boat out of it. I can’t help it! it’s so darn good.

  22. Debbie White Beattie says:

    These boats are so unique. I don’t think I’d make these because they seem to be to much work for me

  23. kathy downey says:

    Those are so cute and creative,nice for a party !!

  24. These would be great at a Birthday party!

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