I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked over at my kitchen counter to discover what I thought would be fresh bananas are now speckled enough for this easy coconut banana popsicles recipe.
While I don’t try to overbuy on bananas, there always seems to be at least one or two brown bananas laying around or in my freezer! Whip up this super easy banana Popsicle recipe, and your kids will be asking for more creamy pops!
3 Ingredient Easy Banana Popsicles Recipe
I’m not sure what makes a Popsicle quite so magical for kids, but they almost always seem to work like a charm for giving kids a little snack that you can feel good about.
I know my kid would eat ice cream every day if I let her. We still eat ice cream but we mix it up a little with these homemade popsicles.
This banana popsicle recipe is one I dreamed up while staring at a few extra bananas on the counter one day. We have made other flavors of popsicles, but this summer I’m determined to keep mixing up the flavors to keep things interesting.
I have to admit, I started this recipe with only two ingredients, bananas and popsicles… I mean almond milk, ha! Start laying out your molds, and then grab your blender to start whirling things up to make these frozen treats.
These super refreshing watermelon popsicles are also a favorite for both kids and adults, and they only require 3 ingredients!
Ingredients For Banana Popsicles
I used a simple mix of bananas and almond milk. You could use some of these other options for your ice pops. There are options for both those who are dairy free, and a few if you prefer using dairy.
Milk Ideas To Try
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Macadamia Milk
- Yogurt (regular, greek, or coconut)
- Dairy Milk (if you’re not dairy free!)
We like to sometimes substitute almond milk when we have it on hand… or you know forgot to grab a gallon of milk at the store, not that I’ve ever been guilty of that! You can easily buy shelf stable almond milk, which I keep in my pantry.
For the bananas- You can use either frozen bananas or overripe bananas from your counter. I wouldn’t use green bananas in this recipe as they don’t taste the same.
Then you just blend and add your ingredients to your popsicle molds and freeze!
Have more bananas? Try these yummy mini banana chocolate chip muffins. No milk or butter needed to make!
How To Get Popsicles Out Of The Popsicle Mold
It’s tricky the first time you try to remove a popsicle from a mold, they don’t come out on their own. Run your popsicle mold under a little warm water and they should pop right out.
The color of this frozne banana popsicle recipe going into the pop molds was a pretty light white color that looked creamy. I noticed when I warmed up the molds by running them under a little warm water, when the popsicles slid out they were a bit darker than I expected.
How To Add Sprinkles To Your Popsicles
So I jazzed them up! To add sprinkles, all you have to do is dip your pop quickly in some cool water (not warm or it will melt your Popsicle!).
Then generously sprinkle on some sprinkles onto your pop, and viola they stick! Serve these babies immediately, or you could refreeze on a cookie sheet if you want the sprinkles to stick a little better for a crowd. I just serve immediately.
The kid’s eyes lit up with a smile when she saw the Popsicle, I barely snapped a few photos. In fact, I kind of had to bribe her a bit with the Popsicle to get a good photo. Sorry not sorry kid, ha!
Other Flavor Ideas For These Popsicles
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter, almond butter or your favorite nut butter to the mix before blending, yum!
- Add a few chocolate chips after blending ingredients in the blender.
- Add a few berries, raspberries are our favorite
- Melt chocolate with a teaspoon of coconut oil, then drizzle across the popsicles before you eat. This makes a hard coat shell, similar to magic shell.
Have a bunch of extra overripe bananas hanging around that you’re using up? Sometimes we have a few too many extra laying around. We tend to be a bit all or nothing with fresh bananas.
My friend Andrea over at Just Is a Four Letter Word has a great roundup of 18 Recipes To Use Over Ripe Bananas that might give you a few more great ideas!
3 Ingredient Easy Banana Popsicles Recipe
- .5 cup almond milk milk, coconut milk or any other dairy alternative can easily be used in these pops!
- 2 large banana
- sprinkles (optional)
- water (for sprinkles)
- In a blender, mix peeled bananas and dairy or nondairy milk. Whip until there are no more chunks, and is spoonable.
- If your mixture is so thick it won’t pour, add extra dairy or non-dairy a few tablespoons at a time.
- Pour popsicles into molds. Freeze minimum five hours, preferably overnight.
- Once frozen, remove from the mold as you are ready to eat!
- To add fun decorative sprinkles, remove banana popsicle from the mold. Dip popsicle quickly in cool water, then sprinkle on sprinkles. Serve immediately, or refreeze again on a cookie sheet for sprinkles to firmly set.