Recipe Kidification: Banana Berry Valentine Trifle

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

To make it easier to make this kid-ified recipe with your kids, get an easy-to-read printable .pdf here.

Today we’re introducing a new concept here on Two Kids Cooking. It’s called ‘Kidification’. So what does ‘Kidification’ mean? Well, it means breaking down a recipe into techniques and tasks and coding them by age group so they’re super easy for kids to make!

Why, Kid-ify?

Because then, when the kids help with the recipe, they’ll instantly know, by color, which parts are best for them to help with. And, it helps adults by breaking the recipe down and providing suggestions when cooking it with the kiddies.

You’ll see we start with a chart that breaks down each of the Techniques and/or Tasks that the recipe involves. It also indicates the minimum age level recommended for the task. You’ll see that Yellow indicates kids 4 and up can do the task. Age 7 and older can do green tasks; 10 and older blue and the orange task are for 13 and older. If the task has a star (★), then it requires supervision as indicated for that age range. Some tasks can be done with varying level of supervision at different age levels, and that is indicated as well.

When you read through the instructions for the recipe, you’ll notice that each of the techniques/tasks for that instruction have been underlined and pulled out, as well as color coded.

We think if visually conveys which age groups can most easily cook the recipe while quickly showing what parts of the recipe are best for what age kids to help with.

As you read through the recipe, please let us know if you have any suggestions on making this kidification even more kid-ified!

Happy Family Cooking Everyone!

Kelly, Alex and Sophia

1 Angel food cake (we used a store-bought one, but you could make your own)
4 cups of fresh strawberries
4 whole Bananas
Whipped Cream (we used store-bought, but you could make your own)

1/8 tsp salt
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 cups whole milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 Tablespoon butter
1 banana, mashed

Custard Instructions

Before compiling your trifle…

Once the custard has cooled, you’ll be ready to assemble!

Serve immediately and Enjoy!

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