Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Preschool is a pretty amazing place - the tiny chairs, cubbies, and endless supply of washable paint. Dylan walked in the door on the first day an unsure and wary kid. This week, he walked out full of pride, comfort, and best friends. I couldn't be more proud of our little guy and surprised him with these Chocolate Banana Popsicles to celebrate his year. We spent the last day of school at crab corner with a dozen sandy preschoolers carrying nets, climbing the jetty, and snacking together. Being 3 is a sweet gig.

Ingredients
For Banana Layer
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
For chocolate layer:
  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • ¼ Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Combine 2 frozen bananas, milk, Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile towards the end of the 45 minutes, blend 2 frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, milk, cocoa powder. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour over banana layer in popsicle molds. Freeze for about 5 hours, until solid.
  4. Run warm water over molds for about 30 seconds. Popsicle should release easily. If not, repeat.
- See more at: http://carmelmoments.com/chocolate-banana-popsicles/#sthash.OPWNxM0a.dpuf






Chocolate Banana Popsicles
makes 6-8 pops depending on mold
Banana Layer:
2 bananas
1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Layer:
2 bananas
1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For Banana Layer
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
For chocolate layer:
  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • ¼ Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Combine 2 frozen bananas, milk, Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile towards the end of the 45 minutes, blend 2 frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, milk, cocoa powder. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour over banana layer in popsicle molds. Freeze for about 5 hours, until solid.
  4. Run warm water over molds for about 30 seconds. Popsicle should release easily. If not, repeat.
- See more at: http://carmelmoments.com/chocolate-banana-popsicles/#sthash.OPWNxM0a.dpuf

First, blend the banana layer ingredients together and pour into popsicle molds (filling 1/2 way). Place mold in the freezer to set up for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, blend the chocolate layer ingredients together and store the mix in the refrigerator until banana layer is set. 

After 45 minutes, top banana layer with the chocolate mix. Place in wooden sticks and freeze until fully set (about 3+ hours). Run pops under warm water for an easy removal. 

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1 comment:

  1. My daughter is shown enjoying a popsicle with her bff Dylan. She is a sweets addict - the kind of kid who will beg LOUDLY for candy in the checkout line at the store no matter how many times I say no. But these nice healthy popsicles hit her sweet spot - she said they were better than ice cream! xox El Lash - mom, writer, real estate agent MV Seacoast

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