Healthy sugar free and dairy free Chocolate Banana Split Popsicles made with only 5 ingredients! A perfect dessert treat to cool you down this summer!
After getting back from Michigan last night, I am convinced more than ever that Houston is hopelessly, dreadfully, unequivocally, uncomparably hot and humid! I got a little glimpse of the Midwest life for 4 days (the life I use to know and love for 22 years) and then got snapped back into reality as soon as that airplane door opened!
Sweat. Humid. Hot. Sticky.
Ahh… Home Sweet Home.
I will say though, when ya’ll are shoveling snow, I am grilling in my backyard, sipping wine, and sitting in 70 degree gorgeous weather. So there are tradeoffs. 🙂
As a way to cool down in the dreadful heat … frozen treats are our weapon of choice.
Have ya’ll seen the absurd amount of popsicle recipes on the web lately?
I mean seriously! Some gorgeous colored ones filled with fresh fruit and fun adult ones with a hint of alcohol. I was feeling a little left out of the popsicle world and that it was time to join in on all the fun! Let me tell you I’m so glad I did.
Its a great way to get that sweet tooth fix without all the calories or sugar! And believe me, lately I have had a serious sweet tooth!
These Chocolate Banana Split Popsicles took me less than five minutes to make and are swoon worthy! You literally just throw all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into the popsicles molds and viola! Healthy sweet treats that your family will love.
This recipe has honey and bananas as the sweetener, cocoa powder for a slight chocolate hint, and creamy almond milk. However, if you wanted to use coconut milk or cashew milk in place of the almond milk you totally could.
Tese bad boys are sugar free, dairy free, and filled with creamy fresh fruit chocolaty flavor! Woot Woot! A great option for the kiddos as a “cool down” treat after a long day of playing in the summer sun.
Now, lets talk about popsicle molds. Shall we? I have seen alot of the “Zoku ” brand out there. I haven’t used them yet so I cannot attest to their quality but I do know that they come in a four pack and can be quite pricey. I purchased the William Sonoma brand and love it! It has 8 popsicle molds, came with the popsicle sticks, and was only $14.97. So if you looking for more bang for your buck William Sonoma is the brand I recommend. 🙂
As far as popsicle removal I have found that the best way to get the popsicles out is to get a large bowl, one that you can fit the entire popsicle mold container in. Fill the bowl up with warm (not hot water) and hold the popsicle mold in the water so that just a little bit of the top is showing. Hold it there for thirty to forty five seconds and pull the popsicles straight up using the stick. If they aren’t coming out soak the mold a little more and try again.
I hope you and your family love these Chocolate Banana Split Popsicles as much as we do! Cheers!
- Serves: 8 popsicles
- Serving size: 1 popsicle
- Calories: 42
- Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 23 mg
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 bananas
- ½ cup of frozen strawberries (could use fresh as well)
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- Place almond milk, bananas, strawberries, cocoa powder, and honey into blender. Mix until smooth.
- Using a cup with a pour spout, pour mixture into popsicle molds.
- Place top on mold. Insert popsicle sticks. Place popsicle mold in freezer and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- To remove fill a large bowl with warm water.
- Place popsicle mold in warm water for 30-45 seconds. Remove from water and pull popsicles straight up of mold using stick.
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