As the weather starts to warm up, I like to treat my family to these delicious and nutritious strawberry banana popsicles. With only 5 simple ingredients, these homemade popsicles are not only easy to make, but also a healthier alternative to store-bought options. Made without any added sugars (sweetened with honey, if you want to), these healthy popsicles are perfect for satisfying your family’s sweet cravings while keeping their sugar intake in check.
I absolutely love being able to give my kids treats. Especially when I make them from home. We don’t always eat the best at our house, but I do try to limit the amount of sugar I give them.
Ingredients For Strawberry Banana Yogurt Popsicles
Strawberries – I use fresh strawberries to ensure a burst of natural flavor and vibrant color, while also providing essential nutrients and antioxidants. Try to plan to make them when strawberries are in season. They’re at their juicy sweetest when they’re a dark color. Blueberries can be used instead and they make a really fun blue color popsicle.
Banana – for natural sweetness and a creamy texture. The more ripe they are the sweeter they are!
Vanilla yogurt – you could also use plain Greek yogurt with a dash of vanilla essence for flavor to reduce the amount of sugar you’re getting. Use almond milk to make this dairy free and vegan.
Cornstarch – this helps with the creamy texture and also prevents the popsicles from turning icy
Honey – For sweetness, but you don’t need too much because of the sweet fruits. Use maple syrup if you want a vegan option
Tips For Homemade Popsicles
For cream-based pops your base options are heavy cream, yogurt, almond milk, or coconut milk.
Pour into mold using a cup with a spout (such as a glass liquid measuring cup)
To unmold, run under warm water for 2-3 mins just to loosen the pops and push up from the bottom.
Use maple syrup instead of honey and coconut milk or almond milk in place of yogurt. Add the banana, cornstarch and any type of berries.
Wrap individually in wax paper and then place into Ziploc freezer bags for up to 3 months.
Strawberry Banana Yogurt Popsicles
- 12 large strawberries
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 cup Non-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender (preferably a high powered or smoothie blender)
- Once all ingredients are smooth, taste it.
- Add more sweetener at this time if necessary.
- Pour into molds
- Place on the mold cover and slide sticks in about ¾ of the way.
- Freeze for 7-8 hours.
- To unmold, run under warm water for 2-3 mins just to loosen the pops and push up from the bottom.