Monday, February 6, 2012

banana pudding pops

The kids are still asking for popsicles every day.  You may be thinking popsicles in February what is wrong with this girl.  The weather here is unseasonably warm this winter.  The past two weekends we have spent at the beach.  My kids are wearing SPF 50 and I actually have a little sunburn on my back.  Crazy but, incredibly amazing.  The kids loved the orange pudding pops but, in my effort to reduce the processed food I looked for another way to achieve a pudding pop with out pudding mix and cool whip.  They may have actually liked these even more which is a win for all of us.  Perfect southern California winter treat for an afternoon snack or dessert.

banana pudding pop
adapted: eating well

1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups diced bananas, (~ 2 large)
6 ounces greek honey yogurt
10 animal cookies or nilla wafers crushed into small pieces

Whisk sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan. Add milk and whisk until combined. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.  Allow mixture to cool slightly.

Put about the pudding in a blender and add bananas and yogurt. Process until smooth.  Stir the crushed cookies into the pudding mixture.  Divide the mixture among freezer-pop molds. Freeze until firm ~6 hours.


That Girl said...

It really has been popsicle weather here in Southern CA lately.

Joanne said...

I, personally, could eat ice cream and popsicles every day of the year. And banana pudding sounds like such an intriguing flavor! I need to get some popsicle makers.

Deborah said...

I'll take a pudding pop even if it's 0 degrees outside! Yum!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

my son keeps asking for popsicles too! I am like its tooo cold but this is a great idea! I have everything I need to surprise him with this today!

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

These sound perfect. It is pretty warm here in AZ too. Popsicle's would be great for our next play date!

beti said...

you always have lovely ideas, banana is my favorite fruit but my family hates it, so I guess I will make them for myself :)

Leslie said...

OhhhI have to have to have to make these! My kids seem to crave popsicles!

Amy said...

These looks like such a fun and delicious treat -- no matter what the season!

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