These Strawberry & Banana Ice Lollies (Popsicles) use seasonal strawberries, bananas, yogurt & touch of honey. Wholesome, refined sugar free & so delicious!
Every year in the Summer I keep trying to find new ways of keeping us cool & refreshed when in need of that little something. This super simple recipe for Strawberry & Banana Ice Lollies has been one of our favourites and together with my Vegan Banana Ice Cream it's been keeping us happy and less hot and bothered ! However, my No Churn Rhubarb Ice Cream is another favourite in case you fancy something a bit creamier and more indulgent.
Homemade ice lollies are a winner in my book especially as they take no time at all to prepare plus you know exactly what's in them (no artificial colours or preservatives here) plus you can make them exactly as you like them, you are in control! Another great thing about these healthy, cooling treats is that they are completely refined sugar free! All the sweetness comes from sugars occurring naturally in the fruit and from honey of course. I know that sugar is sugar natural or no but still (small wins and all that).
Ingredients & possible substitutions!
I decided to add some regular dairy yogurt to these lollies for that extra creaminess and some calcium too! You can easily leave the yogurt out if you want and make these dairy free increasing the amount of fruit as you please. To make these vegan simply use agave nectar in place of honey and use dairy free yogurt (coconut ones work particularly well here). Make sure you give the mixture a little taste test before you pour them into the moulds in case you'd prefer a touch more sweetness etc.
How to make Strawberry & Banana Ice Lollies
I use my old and trusty stick blender to blitz all the ingredients together but if you are a proud owner of fancy NutriBullet* you can of course use it instead. You are not pureeing anything frozen here so standard power stick blender will definitely suffice. Blitz, pour into the moulds and freeze! It doesn't get any easier than that. The most difficult part is in fact waiting for them to be frozen... I found that 3 hours was the quickest time in which these lollies were ready but it may depend on your freezer and the size of lolly moulds you are using.
Strawberry & Banana Ice Lollies (Popsicles)
- Ice lolly mould
- 1 small banana (approx 100g / 3.5 oz) very ripe, peeled and roughly chopped
- 200 g strawberries washed, hulled and roughly chopped
- 1.5 Tbsp honey or agave nectar
- 75 ml natural yogurt
- Put all ingredients in a blender or a jug if using stick blender and blitz until smooth.
- Taste and adjust the amount of honey if required.
- Pour into the ice lolly moulds and pop in the freezer.
- Freeze for minimum 3 hours or until frozen solid.
- Nutritional information is approximate, per lolly and should be treated as a guideline only.
- To release the ice lolly from the mould simply put it under the tap and very gently run some warm water onto the mould. You should be able to release the lolly after couple of seconds.
Update Notes: This post was originally published on 20 July 2018 and updated in June 2019 with some useful info & updated recipe card.
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