Summer is almost here!
In fact, it already feels like it here in East Tennessee. We’ve hit 90 degrees twice in the past week and it looks like we’ll stay in the upper 80s and low 90s for the next week.
When the weather turns warmer, I find myself naturally gravitating more toward cool treats. So when I was invited to do another cooking segment on 10News at Noon, I decided to create a popsicle recipe that would be quick, easy and kid-friendly.
I tried a few different things (some of my other attempts may show up later as different recipes) and finally landed on these crowd pleasers. Chocolate, of course, is always a win. And the bananas help make the pops creamy and sweet enough to keep any added sweeteners to a minimum. Win-win.
These are easy to prepare with your kids and they’ll love eating them (they’ll never know they’re healthy!), but they’ll also please adults. When I have a batch of these in my freezer, it takes a lot of willpower to keep from running in and grabbing several pops throughout the day. They make a great post-workout treat (you could even try adding in some protein powder if you wanted to make them even better for recovery!).
There are all kinds of popsicle molds on the market that come in all shapes and sizes. These BPA-free, sturdy basic molds from Tovolo and Zoku are my favorites so far, but there are all kinds of shapes including rockets, stars and ice cream cones. Have fun with it!
I enjoyed preparing this recipe on live TV! It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to do it. This was my third live cooking segment and I’m getting more comfortable being on camera each time. We ran out of time because of a shortened segment, but we squeezed in the most important part. I would love your feedback on the segment if you watch the video! What types of recipes would you like to see me demonstrate in the future?
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into prepared popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours.
- Run popsicles under hot water to remove from molds.
- Makes approximately 6 popsicles, depending on the size of the molds