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Strawberry Banana Popsicles

January 25, 2016

These creamy and naturally sweet strawberry banana popsicles make the perfect healthy treat for a summer day.

Creamy strawberry banana popsicles

Ok, so it’s not summer just yet. And actually, instead of the bright, warm weather I’m waiting for, there’s an unusual amount of thunderstorms freaking me out at this very moment. Thunderstorms are so rare around here that whenever one happens, you better prepare for a power outage and make sure to have something warm—or in this case, cold—and sweet to comfort you.

These popsicles are like creamy sorbet, and the really great thing about them is that they’re as healthy as they are delicious, and healthy must mean you can eat as many of them as you like. Right?

The ingredients
Whenever possible, I like to use sweet strawberries and ripe bananas, that way I barely use any sweetener like sugar or honey. Sometimes I even skip the sugar completely.

If you’re feeling decadent, you can substitute the yogurt for cream cheese or the milk for heavy cream. You can also go the other way by using low fat yogurt and milk.

Creamy strawberry banana popsicles

Strawberry Banana Popsicles
Yields: 5-8 pops, depending on mold size
 
These creamy and naturally sweet strawberry banana popsicles make the perfect healthy treat for a summer day.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (120 ml) yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar or honey
  • 1 cup strawberries (about 10 medium), hulled and chopped
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place yogurt, milk, and sugar/honey in a blender and process until combined (I like to start with 1 tablespoon of sugar and add more as needed). Add strawberries and banana and process until smooth.
  2. Divide mixture between molds (using a pitcher makes this easier) and snap on the lid or popsicle stick. Place molds in the freezer for at least 5 hours.
  3. For easy removal, place the mold inside a container filled with warm water, wait a few seconds, then pull out gently by gripping the handle.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Charlotte @ whatcharlottebaked
    January 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    They look so good 🙂 And I love that they are a healthier alternative to ice cream and sorbets. Nice work!

    • Reply
      Shiran
      January 26, 2016 at 4:44 am

      Thank you, Charlotte 🙂

  • Reply
    Glynnis
    January 26, 2016 at 11:55 am

    These sound amaazing! What type of yogurt do you use?

    • Reply
      Shiran
      January 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you, Glynnis! 🙂 I usually use regular yogurt and sometimes vanilla yogurt.

  • Reply
    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    January 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Yum! These popsicles look fantastic, Shiran. Wishing it was summer already, so I can make these! 🙂

    • Reply
      Shiran
      January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      It’s not summer here either, but I’m eating them anyway 🙂

  • Reply
    Easy as Cakes
    April 18, 2016 at 2:29 am

    wow so great and simple recipe for berry ice cream. I will try soon. Thanks

  • Reply
    Jessica
    June 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Which brand is your Popsicle mold?

    • Reply
      Shiran
      July 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

      This is the mold I used for these popsicles.

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