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Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry “Ice Cream” Mashed Potatoes

by Kristin Fitch

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry “Ice Cream” Mashed Potatoes

Picky eaters rejoice! These healthy, yummy potatoes look like dessert and make a perfect holiday side dish

How kids can help:

Mixing, and taste-testing, all three variations of potatoes.

What you need:

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.

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