Before you click away thinking “these probably don’t taste as good as they look”, I’m pretty sure I will prove you wrong. As long as you like bananas that is.
If you were to say to me a year ago that I would be making banana popsicles I probably would have laughed. I mean why? Why would I have frozen bananas when they cannot possibly be anywhere near as good as an orange Calippo – which I do also have in my freezer because hey, I’m really a child. But stepping out of your own comfort zone is what makes things interesting, plus you never know unless you try.
After making these I was skeptical about trying one, but I took the plunge and OMG I loved it. I don’t know how or why but frozen bananas are now my new favourite thing. However I knew for me to put this post up I needed another opinion, so my partner tried one too. In short, he was very pleasantly surprised by how much he enjoyed it.
Whether your looking for a healthier version of ice cream, are in search for a dairy alternative, or simply want to try something new, these banana popsicles are easy to make and can be enjoyed by all.
What you will need:
Chocolate (your preference, I used a dairy free option)
Optional: you can add chopped nuts, freeze dried fruits, coconut (etc) as toppings.
1. Peel as many bananas as you would like and cut them in half.
2. Get your popsicle sticks and put them in the flat end of the banana, but make sure you have at least 1-2 inches left out.
3. Place the bananas on baking parchment on a tray (make sure it is freezer safe first!) and put them in the freezer for 1-3 hours.
4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave or on the hob.
5. Depending how much chocolate you have melted you can either dip the bananas into the melted chocolate or spoon the chocolate onto the bananas. Make sure you tap off the excess.
6. The chocolate sets very quickly so you need add your toppings as soon as you have covered the banana. Doing each popsicle one at a time makes this easier.
7. Finally place your finished bananas back onto the baking parchment and give them 10-20 minutes in the freezer to make sure they have set.
And there you have it. Easy to make and so delicious. Are they as good as Calippo’s? Now that’s a tough call!
I hope you enjoyed my first summer food post, if you did then please check out my series The Brunch Edit, full of tasty homemade brunch ideas.
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