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Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Made without any sugar or dairy, these healthy Chocolate Banana Popsicles are bound to become your favorite summer treat. They’re super fudgy, refreshing, and easy to make with just 5 minutes of prep time.

Healthy Homemade Fudge Pops With Fruit

These 5-ingredient popsicles are complete game-changers on hot and stuffy summer afternoons. All you have to do is pulse everything in the blender, fill your popsicle mold and pop it into the freezer. A few hours later, you’ll open the door to find a batch of creamy cocoa popsicles prepared to cool you down.

In addition to showing you how to make these fruity fudge pops, I’ll be sharing all my trusty secrets for popsicle perfection. I’ve got you covered from the second you gather your ingredients to the moment it’s time to remove your popsicles from the mold and enjoy them. You’re about to start whipping these up on a regular basis!

A collage of two images with one showing a bunch of popsicles over ice and one showing Krista's son enjoying a single popsicle

Are Fudge Pops Good for You?

If you’ve ever purchased pre-made chocolate popsicles, you’re probably well aware of how many hard-to-pronounce ingredients go into them. This sugar-free and dairy-free recipe is a whole different story.

Instead of using unwanted ingredients like artificial sweeteners, it calls for natural, healthy alternatives such as honey. On top of that, it incorporates vitamin-rich fruits to boost the nutritional value of the popsicles even further. Once you make these fudge pops from scratch, you’ll never go back to the ones from the frozen aisle.

Four homemade fudge pops stacked on top of each other with the top one missing a bite

What You’ll Need

Let’s go over the ingredient lineup for these popsicles in detail. When you’re ready for the exact amounts, scroll down to the recipe card.

  • Almond Milk: You could also use coconut milk, cashew milk, or whatever alternative you have on hand.
  • Bananas: These add flavor as well as sweetness.
  • Frozen Strawberries: Fresh ones work too.
  • Cocoa Powder: Natural and unsweetened.
  • Honey: I prefer the raw, unfiltered kind.

How to Make Chocolate Banana Popsicles

You’ll love how easily these frozen goodies come together. Once you fill up your popsicle mold, all you have to do is wait!

  1. Combine Ingredients: Fill your blender with the almond milk, bananas, strawberries, cocoa powder and honey. Pulse everything together until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour Into Mold: Transfer the mixture to a cup with a pour spout, then pour it into the popsicle mold until each cavity is filled.
  3. Add Sticks & Freeze: Cover the mold with the lid(s) and insert a popsicle stick into each serving. Place the popsicle mold into the freezer and freeze it for at least 3 hours.
  4. Remove Popsicles & Enjoy! Fill a large bowl with warm water and place the popsicle mold inside for 30-45 seconds. Remove the mold and use the sticks to pull each popsicle straight out.
Six fruity fudge pops beside fresh strawberries and a banana

How Long Do Homemade Popsicles Take to Freeze?

Not every freezer is exactly the same, but it generally takes around 3 hours for these popsicles to fully set. If possible, I recommend lowering your freezer temperature as much as you can. The faster the popsicles freeze, the smoother and creamier they will be.

Tips for Success

Ready for those popsicle-making secrets I mentioned earlier? Here are my best pieces of advice:

  • Add Cornstarch if Needed: This recipe has always given me perfectly creamy chocolate popsicles as written. If your popsicles come out with an icy texture, they probably didn’t freeze quickly enough. To solve this problem without replacing your freezer, add a couple teaspoons of cornstarch the next time you make them.
  • Use a Cup With a Spout: Don’t try to transfer your popsicle mixture directly from the blender to the mold – you’ll end up spilling half of it on the counter. Instead, pour it into a cup with a spout and use that to fill each cavity.
  • Make Removal a Breeze: It’s important that the water is warm but not hot and that the bowl is big enough to fit the entire popsicle mold. Hold the mold in the water so that just a little bit of the top is showing, then pull the popsicles straight out. If your popsicles still aren’t budging after 45 seconds of soaking, return the mold to the bowl for a bit and try again.
A pile of chocolate banana popsicles on top of a layer of ice cubes

Storage Instructions

Enjoy your chocolate banana popsicles within 2 months of making them. Once you’ve removed the popsicles from the mold, store any extras in an airtight container or a resealable storage bag. Don’t forget to wrap each one in clear wrap or wax paper so they won’t get stuck together in the container.

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Four homemade fudge pops stacked on top of each other with the top one missing a bite

Chocolate Banana Popsicles

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Made without any sugar or dairy, these healthy Chocolate Banana Popsicles are bound to become your favorite summer treat. They’re super fudgy, refreshing, and easy to make with just 5 minutes of prep time.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries (could use fresh as well)
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of honey

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, bananas, strawberries, cocoa powder, and honey into blender. Mix until smooth.
  2. Using a cup with a pour spout, pour mixture into popsicle molds.
  3. Place top on mold. Insert popsicle sticks. Place popsicle mold in freezer and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  4. To remove fill a large bowl with warm water.
  5. Place popsicle mold in warm water for 30-45 seconds. Remove from water and pull popsicles straight up of mold using stick.

Notes

Once popsicles are removed from mold, store extras in an airtight container after wrapping each one in clear wrap or wax paper to prevent sticking. Enjoy popsicles within 2 months of making them. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 popsicle
  • Calories: 42
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 23 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: cocoa popsicles, fudge pops, homemade popsicles

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