It is most definitely popsicle season in the UK at the moment. I am loving the warmer weather and our local shops are too judging by the amount of times they have ran out of ice lollies and ice cream. Buying single popsicles can be expensive, especially if you have more than one child to feed so I would definitely recommend making your own at home.
I purchased this ice pop maker recently and am really pleased with it. It might seem a little more expensive than others on the market but I think it’s well worth the price. You can make up to 10 ice lollies at a time so I have been able to make and store a range of flavours and combinations so my fussy eater has a choice (like these fruit popsicles). I have also found it easier to use the wooden sticks rather than the plastic re-useable ones that come as part of other molds. I know its less environmentally friendly but my fussy eater and her friends would dump the plastic sticks in random parts of the house are garden, never to be seen again and so I couldn’t use the molds again anyway!
My latest concoction has been these Peanut Butter & Banana Popsicles. Honestly, they are the bomb! Obviously you have to like both these ingredients (and together!) but if you do you won’t believe how deliciously creamy these are. My fussy eater genuinely believed she was eating ice cream but little did she know she was munching on a super healthy, all natural, dairy free snack with only 3 ingredients! My fussy eater seemed happy with the taste of these popsicles but if your kids would prefer them a bit sweeter you could easily add some honey when blending.
If you know of other healthy popsicle recipes please do let me know. It’s a bit sad but I really do get quite excited by sneaking in extra fruit and veg into my fussy eater’s diet (yeah I know, I need to get a life!)
- 2 large or 3 small bananas
- 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp chopped mixed nuts
- Blitz the bananas and peanut butter together in a blender until mixed and a smooth consistency. Pour into 3 of the popsicle molds, insert a wooden stick and place the molds into the freezer.
- After 30 minutes sprinkle some chopped nuts on the top of each popsicle and return to the freezer for at least another 90 minutes, or until the popsicles are frozen.
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