When my in-laws still lived in Florida, my husband and I would go down to visit for a couple of weeks each spring and fall. It was the perfect time to visit – the weather was much milder than the hot and humid Florida summers, yet it was still a nice break from the cooler temperatures up here in Pittsburgh. During one of our visits, my father-in-law was on a banana popsicle kick. I can’t remember why exactly he had started buying them (I think maybe he had been sick?), but he was seriously hooked.
A couple of months later, my mom had her gallbladder removed and recuperated with… banana popsicles. I really should have made these years ago, but better late than never, right?!
I adore homemade ice cream and frozen treats during the summer, so these were way, way overdue. It goes without saying, but these are light years better than anything you could find at the grocery store. The fresh banana flavor is awesome and you’ll find that they aren’t a weird neon yellow color like their store-bought counterparts.
Now that I’ve made these, I am craving as many frozen treats as I can get my hands on, and would love to run up to the ice cream truck and buy one of everything. What’s your favorite popsicle flavor?
One year ago: German Chocolate Brownies
Four years ago: Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars
Five years ago: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Six years ago: Sweet and Sour Chicken
Seven years ago: Fresh Strawberry Tart
- 1½ cups (366 ml) milk
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
- ¼ cup (30 g) powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree on medium speed until completely smooth.
- Divide the mixture evenly between popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 4 to 5 hours before serving.
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Can I use non-fat goat milk? Can I leave out the powdered sugar?
I’ve never used goat milk for recipes, so I couldn’t say for sure how it might impact this one.
Can I use non-fat goat milk?
Thanks for telling us how to make these. I have been on kick for banana popsicles since I got out of the hospital. Plus with my potassium being so low these will hopefully help me keep it up. So once again I appreciate you for sharing this recipe. I’m going to be making them for me.
They taste great if u add cereal tothe mixture to make it more sweet and fruitier and i added more vanilla extract and powder sugar,i also cut up some extra banana slices to make it more intresting and appealing to the eye…and stylish
Why powdered sugar?
Can I use skim milk??
Hi Donna, Yes, that should be fine.
I just made my very first popsicles. I loved the whole easy process so I can’t wait to try more, especially these.
My nephews will be coming over a lot this summer…will try these!
Wow I can’t believe this. Thanks for this recipe! Yesterday on Pinterest there was a pic of yellow ice pops but they were pineapple. Then I started thinking about banana ice pops. Growing up in the 70’s my mom would give me a dime on Fridays to buy ice cream. The ice cream sandwiches, banana ice pops and fudge ice pops were my favorite treats.
Hands down………………. banana popsicles have always been my fav! Thanks for this simple and not too sugary recipe. I can’t wait to make it for my grandsons.
Imagine this dipped in dark chocolate….then rolled in chopped peanuts…
My thought when I read the recipe was she has one for something healthy. Love it.
Yum! I love anything banana and these sound great. Banana ice cream is my very favorite and must be out of vogue because I cannot find it out nor can a find a traditional homemade banana ice cream recipe. Do you, by chance, have one?
I have a recipe for roasted banana ice cream: https://www.browneyedbaker.com/roasted-banana-ice-cream-recipe/
These are really adorable. I love that they’re made with a banana base that can serve as such a versatile starting point for mix-ins!
These look so simple and yummy! Wonder what would happen if you mixed in a little peanut butter ;) <3
I LOVE your blog . . . and I have to say it’s the ONLY one I read daily . . . and much to my delight today’s post is banana popsicles. You asked about favorite flavor? Well, this has always been mine from when I was little. Banana anything will always get my vote (banana ice cream from Glen’s Custard or BrrrKee’s?? . . . I’ll go any time, even if I can’t get across the Oakmont bridge right now!) I am so excited about your recipe because there isn’t really any processed ingredients, other than a little bit of powdered sugar. I’ve cut 99% of processed anything from my diet, so I am grateful for your recipe today. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to make a batch . . . lucky for me I just bought bananas yesterday :)
One of my favourite things for breakfast is a banana smoothie that I make with bananas, cold milk, oatmeal and honey (I am from Brazil, and breakfast here is very different from USA). Maybe an option to avoid the powdered sugar is honey. I love the combination of banana and honey.
For some reason, I wasn’t expecting such a simple reason. I need to get my hands on some bananas this week!
I don’t have a favourite flavour but find that I gravitate towards strawberries and mango.
These look like a fun , easy summer treat.
FYI…there was a sweet story on GMA this morning about a Golden Retriever service dog who threw himself in between his owner and a small school bus to save his owners life. Both owner and dog were injured but are recovering. The dog reminded me of your two boys…he had the same sweet face and beautiful eyes
When I read the header with the recipe name on this morning’s email, I was SURE it said “bacon popsicles” lol and I thought, she’s gone completely mad (a good mad but still mad)… So when I arrived and found they were actually Banana Popsicles, I was a little relieved, but a bit disappointed. SO my plan is to cook some bacon, chop it and and add to the mix with some chocolate chips and of course the banana base. Thanks for the great starting point! :)