Pineapple Banana Popsicles

Hi Everyone,

Now that it feels like summer, I thought it would be a great time to pull out the Popsicle mold.  I love Popsicles!  I thought it would be a bit healthier making my own, rather than buying them and besides I think there fun to make.  Plus it’s so quick and easy.  The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze.  For today’s Popsicle I made Pineapple Banana Popsicles.

Pineapple Banana Popsicles

These Popsicle’s tastes so delicious!  It’s rich and creamy and tastes like a pina colada without the rum.  I made it with frozen pineapple, and a fresh banana and coconut milk.  Of course to give it a tropical taste I also added a little bit of coconut extract.  It truly tastes like a decant treat.

Pineapple Banana Popsicles

The banana gives it such a nice creamy texture and for some odd reason when you add coconut extract the banana flavor kind of goes away and your left with a true coconut flavor.  The pineapple notes really shine though nicely.  I would have liked to have made this with fresh pineapple, but I didn’t have any on hand. If you have fresh pineapple, use it in this recipe.

Pineapple Banana Popsicles

Pineapple Banana Popsicles
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6 - 2oz Popsicles
  • Serving size: 1 popsicle
  • Calories: 35
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5
  • Sugar: 4.6
  • Sodium: 1.9
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: .04
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Naturally sweet, healthy, creamy Popsicle made with pineapple, fresh banana and coconut milk.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen
  • 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) banana, fresh
  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened from carton
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
Instructions
  1. in a blender add all the ingredients and process until combined. Pour into Popsicle molds. Place in the freezer until completely frozen, about 2 - 4 hours.
  2. Run warm water under on the Popsicle mold and carefully remove the Popsicle.
Notes
I used 2 oz popsicle molds; 12 oz total. You can also use a plastic cup, pour the mixture into the cup top the cup with aluminum foil and poke a hole in the center and add a popsicle stick or a straw. Note the straw will go limp when eating it, but it does work.

Do not use coconut milk from a can.

Pineapple Banana Popsicles

Each Popsicle are only 35 calories each.  You can not beat that.  A perfect treat for kids.  For adults, add a pinch of rum and you have a perfect poolside Popsicle.

I bought my Popsicle mold at Cost Plus World Market.  As I stated in the recipe, you can also use a plastic cup, and pour the mixture into the cup, top with aluminium foil or plastic wrap and poke a hole in the center and place the Popsicle stick in the hole.  Just be careful that it doesn’t tip over in the freezer.

Enjoy!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Pineapple Banana Popsicles

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