Yesterday I ran out of popsicles…which might be the worst thing to do when you have preschoolers in the house! So I decided to experiment and make some. Normally, I would freeze fruit juice or something similar – but I didn’t have any and wasn’t quite ready to go to the store. A peek into the freezer revealed frozen bananas….I had an idea!
The resulting popsicle is a refreshing combination of creamy banana and smooth vanilla yogurt - a nice healthy treat on a hot summer day! This mixture also makes a great smoothie - no freezing required!
Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup vanilla flavored yogurt (or use plain, sweeten to taste and add a few drops of vanilla extract)
2 tablespoons milk
Puree all ingredients in a blender. Place mixture in popsicle molds. Freeze overnight. Makes 4
My popsicle molds are pretty big, and they have a straw connected to the bottom so that when the popsicle starts to melt, the little ones don’t have a huge mess on their hands. I think whoever invented them is a genius!
In my opinion, these taste like a frozen banana smoothie – my little ones just said they were sooooo good! I hope you give them a try! I will be experimenting with different flavors this summer, like blueberry and mango!
Do you make your own popsicles? If so, what are your favorite flavors? I’d love to hear from you!