We were so excited to meet the maker of these amazing, reusable food pouches – Sinchies!. We immediately started talking about how much FUN they add to meal time & how much extra FUN we could have with them.
We decided to test out some of their own recipes and a few of our own – including a YUMMY homemade Nutella Ice Cream that can be made in under 10mins – from start to finish!
You’ll find all the FUN we had posted below…
Ice Cream in a bag Experiment
We first found this experiment online over at East Coast Mommy – it was part of their awesome Summer Bucket List.
We wanted to test it out with a few different recipes and they were all a GIANT success!! Simply make your Ice Bag – Using One Large Zip Lock Bag half filled with Ice (roughly one full ice cube tray) and half a cup of coarse Sea Salt. Simply select your recipe below and place it all in a 140g Sinchie or Ziplock Bag. Toss it inside the larger bag with the ice and salt mixture and shake it like crazy for 5mins.
You will be surprised to find your runny liquid bag turns into a yummy frozen treat!
*(make sure you wash the nozzle of your Sinchie before the kiddos taste their treat…a mouthful of salt would be quite the surprise! : )
Our Kid Approved recipes:
- Easy Nutella Ice Cream (Only 2 ingredients + some Strawberries to garnish)
· 1 tablespoon of Nutella
· 110ml Full Cream Milk
· Strawberries to garnish
- Frozen Blueberry Yogurt
- 1/3 Cup of Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries – thawed and slightly mashed with a fork.
- Creamy and delicious Vanilla Ice Cream – This makes 7 x 140g Sinchies for this experiment OR you can make it in the 1lt bag and freeze it in the freezer (that is what we did).
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 400ml cream
- 200ml Milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
How the experiment works:
The salt lowers the freezing point of the ice, so it takes longer for the ice to melt…therefore it makes the ice colder than it was before, which is how the ice cream freezes within the bag in such a short period of time.
The bag will get VERY cold so you might choose to wrap it in a towel to avoid frostbite ;).
I think you and your kids will LOVE this experiment! I know mine sure did enjoy eating it lol!
We also made these two delicious, healthy and EASY to prepare recipes found on the Sinchies Website!
The ‘Smooth Kiwi’ recipe is packed full of goodness with 3 types of fruit AND yoghurt. This recipe makes enough to fill 2 x 200ml Sinchie pouches. Such a great snack to throw in a cooler bag to take to the park, beach or car!
You will need:
1 kiwi fruit
2 tbs yoghurt (we used Greek yoghurt…yummy!)
1/2 cup milk
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. That’s it!!
The ‘Green Frappe’ is a clever combination of super healthy & super sweet, making it enjoyable for kids to eat…and giving them a good GREEN BOOST at the same time! This recipe will fill 2 x 200g Sinchie pouches : )
You will need:
200g Honeydew melon
1 green apple
1 tbs of fresh mint
1 tbs parsley
5 ice cubes
Put all of these delicious & healthy ingredients into a blender and WHIZZ until combined! Pour in your Sinchie pouches and it’s ready to eat!
But wait…there’s MORE!
Here is another FUN way to use your Sinchies
Re-usable Foam Painting Pouches
We used our Foam Paint Recipe but added some Glitter to give it a sparkly finish :).
All you need
- Shaving Foam
- Elmers or School Glue
- Food Colouring
- Cardstock Paper or Canvas
Firstly label each bag with ‘PAINT’ clearly so it’s not mistakenly identified as a food product. Simply half fill your Sinchie with Shaving Foam, add some glitter, food colouring and then fill remaining space with the glue.
Mix well and then have your kids gently squeeze the paint onto their canvas and then allow to dry overnight.
These paintings have a ghreat ‘foamy’ look about them and look great with the added glitter.
We love our Sinchies! So convenient to use on the go & they have many, many, MANY uses!
Here is some information from the Sinchies website:
“Sinchies reusable food pouches are designed for feeding”on the run” with no bowl or spoon required. Home-made goodness with store bought convenience!
Parents can monitor exactly what goes into the pouch, ensuring their children receive optimum nutirition that is free from preservatives sugars or additives that are often found in pre-packaged foods.
Handy and easy to use – designed with a ziplock at the top for easy filling and a side spout so you can suck or pour the contents out. Simply mix up your own home-made goodness, healthy snacks, baby food, yoghurt, smoothie or fruit crusher, pour it in and zip it up.
Young children can enjoy feeding themselves through the handy spout which allows them to suck or squeeze out their snacks and meals. Older children can participate in the preparation process, learning about healthy foods along the way. Parents can use them for storing dips, soups, spice rubs. These are suitable for all sorts – store all manner of liquids, soft foods, sauces, salad dressings and even toiletries in Sinchies pouches.
Made free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC, these are designed for easy filling and washing, with a double ziplock top to prevent leaks. Sinchies are freezer and dishwasher safe making cleaning and storing easy!”
It was a pleasure reviewing this product and it is a product that we will use over and over again!
If you want to order your very OWN Sinchies head to www.sinchies.com and tell them Paging Fun Mums sent you : )
**We (Louise & Jenni) do receive products free for review from time to time, we will only promote products that we like and enjoy using ourselves and feel that our fellow Fun Mums might enjoy the product too. We will always give our own honest opinion of the product.