Though it won't be quite as refreshing as a cold cup of soft-serve, setting up your own ice cream shop could take the sting out of not eating the real thing. Today's play ice cream sets run from the minimalist – such as this wooden one from Habitat ($23) – to brightly colored Play-Doh versions. Check out some of our favorites below and see how quickly your tyke starts whipping up chilly treats for the whole family.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! The ice cream truck parked next to your favorite playground may have your lil one begging for a cone, but few mamas are willing to buy a frozen treat every day.