STRAWBERRY BANANA POPS
Recipe from www.sweetestkitchen.com republished with full permission.
Made with fresh strawberries and bananas, these super easy homemade popsicles make a healthy treat for any time of the day!
Serves: 7-8 Zip Pops
450g fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 large ripe banana, sliced
1 cup milk of your choice
1 tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional
Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve, if desired, to remove strawberry seeds. Using a funnel, pour mixture into Zip Pops moulds up to the fill line, seal and freeze in an upright position for 4-5 hours, or until frozen through. Once frozen, you can store the Zip Pops flat.
To open Zip Pops, open the seal, or use scissors to cut just above the fill line. Push the pop up from the bottom and enjoy.
We use a half-half mixture of whole cow's milk and thickened cream, which gives the popsicles a nice creamy texture. However, you can use any milk in this recipe, such as coconut milk, or any nut milk. Keep in mind, the texture may be more icy when using nut milks. With different milks, you may need more maple syrup, so taste the mixture before freezing and adjust as desired.