Homemade Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

I love the kitchen section of TJ Max. The store by my house carries a hefty selection of brand-name kitchen items at bargain prices. My most recent purchase was a set of Tovolo Popsicle Molds, which I picked up for $5.

I’ve made two types of popsicles in the last few weeks and both have been great! They are so refreshing to have as dessert and not as heavy as ice cream. I have seen tons of recipes online that call for added sugar or a simple syrup, but I found these to be fantastic without either. My healthy-phobic husband even gobbled them up and requested I make more immediately.

I used almond milk in the first batch of popsicles and orange juice in the second batch. The almond milk gave the popsicles a slightly creamier consistency than the orange juice, but the consistency was not as creamy as yogurt would have been.

Strawberry-Banana Popsicles
Makes 6 pops

Cucina Kristina: Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Approximately 20 strawberries
  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon honey (Optional. I like a subtle hint of honey, but you can omit this if you are not a honey lover or substitute with agave)
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and add more fruit as desired. More banana if you want a more bananay flavor, more strawberries if you want more of a berry flavor.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.

You don’t have to have fancy popsicle molds to make homemade popsicles. Popsicle sticks are cheap and you can get creative with molds. You can use Dixie cups, ice-cube trays, empty yogurt containers, or mini muffin tins to name a few.

These work out to be just under 100 calories each so they are perfect for a late-night snack when you are craving something sweet. I also thought of adding a scoop or two of protein powder to the mix and having them as an before/after workout snack.

Cucina Kristina: Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

The sweet taste of summer!

Some other combinations I am going to try are:

  • Strawberry-coconut
  • Mango-pineapple
  • Kiwi-strawberry
  • Strawberry-balsamic
  • Blackberry, blueberry, raspberry
  • Pineapple, almond milk, and coconut
  • Watermelon-mint
  • Peanut butter, honey, chocolate

These are can also be adapted to fit almost any dietary need. They can be vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free… You really can’t mess up a popsicle so have fun playing around with the unlimited combinations!

5 Comments on Homemade Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

  1. Karen Drake
    August 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the recipe, I think the kids and I would enjoy these.

    Reply
    • kristina.d.navarro@gmail.com
      August 31, 2014 at 8:43 pm (1 year ago)

      I think so, too. They are healthy and simple to make! Enjoy!

      Reply
  2. Karen @ My Pantry Shelf
    July 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum! We are in serious Popsicle making mode over here. I agree. They are a great late night snack.

    Reply

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  1. […] I posted a picture of strawberry hibiscus popsicles in last week’s Paleo Food Diary and had a lot of people asking for the recipe. If you do not have popsicle molds, you can freeze these in ice cube trays, Dixie cups, or muffin tins. If you like strawberry, you might also enjoy my strawberry, banana, and orange popsicles. […]

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