Healthy Recipes: Banana Icy-Poles

Healthy Recipes: Banana Icy-Poles

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

TOPPINGS

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut

 

Additional Equipment:

  • Popsicle mold
  • Popsicles sticks

 

How to Make:

  1. Place milk, bananas, icing sugar and vanilla extract in a blender and puree until mixture is smooth in consistency.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds ensuring you divide evenly to make equally sized icy-poles.
  3. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for four to five hours.
  4. Add coconut oil and dark chocolate to a saucepan and combine over a medium heat until smooth.
  5. Pour into a mug (for easy dipping) and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Dip in your popsicles and add chopped peanuts or coconut immediately.
  7. Allow coating to harden and serve.

Note: The number of popsicles this recipe will yield depends on the size of your popsicle molds; you should get anywhere from six to eight popsicles.

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