What’s Cookin? Kid Friendly Wacky Wednesday 11/14: Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry “Ice Cream” Mashed Potatoes

Spaghetti tacos? Of course! It doesn’t get much more kid friendly than that! When I was a child, “kid friendly” meant a smaller portion of what Mom & Dad were having. Not today though. There seems to be an entire sub culture of recipes geared at just the young (not usually just the young at heart).

Just because they are young, doesn’t mean they can’t eat healthy. Spaghetti tacos at our house feature whole wheat spaghetti, ground corn taco shells, and fresh tomato sauce. And cheese of course. Lots of cheese. Watch for a new Kid Friendly recipe every Wacky Wednesday. Same bat channel, same bat time. Or something like that.

Oh, and enjoy!


Sweet potatoes
3 medium sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp. creamer
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 Tsp. vanilla

Red or white potatoes
6 Red potatoes or 3 medium white potatoes
3 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
Sea salt to taste

Chocolate flavored potatoes
White potatoes (use a scoop of the above white mashed potatoes)
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tsp. Hot chocolate mix


For each variation, peel and cube potatoes. Boil in water, until tender, about 20 minutes. Add ingredients as listed for each flavor and mix. Remember when mashing potatoes, that you need a thick enough consistency to “scoop”.

For the White Potatoes– additional milk or sour cream can be added as needed. Also, before serving add a dab of light butter.

Scoops can be formed with an ice cream scoop for a serving dish or for individual servings use a melon scoop.

Just for Fun:
Serve mashed potato scoops to kids in a flat-bottom ice cream cone.

Source: Parenting.com

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