Friday, June 22, 2012

Scrumptious Strawberry Banana Popsicles


Nothing says summer quite like a luscious fruit popsicle on a warm summer day.  I love to watch my munchkin devour these, it makes me think of summers when I was a kid.  Bomb pop in one hand, running in the back yard, playing by the water.  Right arm dripping in red, white and blue.  How much fun was that?  I can't say that I have had the enjoyment of watching my munchkin dripping in ice pops, she devours them too quickly.  But, with temps of 110 and climbing here in the valley of the sun, I am sure it won't be long.

These Scrumptious Strawberry Banana Popsicles are there and gone in an instant.  So delicious!  The vibrant, sweet and tart strawberries wake up your taste buds and carry you into the surprisingly more mellow, tender banana yogurt and then round it out with the mouthwatering strawberry again.

Scrumptious Strawberry Banana Popsicles
makes about 12 popsicles2 pounds ripe strawberries, washed and hulled
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine strawberries, 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Divide half of the strawberry mixture between your popsicle molds (about 2 tablespoons each).  Set aside.

In a small bowl combine bananas, yogurt, 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla.  Stir to combine.

Add banana mixture to popsicles, filling molds about 2/3 full.

Pour remaining strawberry mixture on top.  Freeze 4-24 hours until completely frozen.  I freeze for 24 hours.  Remove from molds, serve and enjoy!

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24 comments:

  1. I find this fascinating! I bet you could make this without the mold too - what do you think? You are a talented food artist and the photos are amazing. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy making more memories.

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    1. Thank you so much Tricia! I buy the 3 ounce plastic cups at Wal-mart too. Cover with aluminum foil (cut a small slit in top) and stick a craft stick in it.

      I call them 'cupsicles'. Perfect munchkin size and Chad and I love them too!

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  2. These are what summer is all about! I love making my own popsicles as I know exactly what's going in to them. These are super yummy!

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    1. That is exactly why I started making my own. I was in the grocery store reading labels and I was like really all that in a frozen ice pop. Nah! I can do better, and here we are.

      Chad and munchkin love these and I know exactly what goes into them!

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  3. Delicious presentation of a fav type of popsicle

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    1. Thank you so much! Chad is a fantastic photographer! We love strawberry and banana here.

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    1. Hey DB, glad to see you! Maybe your munchkin would like these too!

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  5. Happy Friday! I pinned this! Looks yummy!

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    1. Have a wonderful weekend, thank you for stopping by!

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  6. Oh my, these sound delicious!!! Strawberry and banana is one of my favorite combos. Must try these soon! :)

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    1. So worth making at home, you can't buy flavor like this at the grocery store.

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  7. I'm loving the colors in all these popsicles, Donna. They look perfect for summer.

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  8. Oh, wow, these are just gorgeous! Popsicles usually don't tempt me, but in this case, I'll take two! Have a great weekend, Donna!

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  9. The popsicles look wonderful and are very tempting ebento we old kids. They sound delicious and there is no better summer treat.

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  10. So, so gorgeous. You make me want to eat

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  11. Very impressed with your site! Glad you stopped by Fifteen Spatulas so I could check it out. Happy cooking!

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  12. It's in the fridge!! :) So excited to eat this tonight!

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  13. With my daughter being a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump, i can make these and know exactly what is in them and know she can have them without her bloodsugar going out of control...so thank you for posting

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