Once you try this creamy, refreshing, and fruity Strawberry and Banana Popsicle recipe, I can guarantee you that your freezer will never be without it.
It’s family-friendly and perfect for desserts and snacks with your loved ones!
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Creamy and delicious family-friendly summer treat you love to enjoy on a summer day.
How to Make Banana ad Strawberry Popsicles
Snack time has never been this sweet and healthy so let’s make it together!
Bananas pair well with strawberries to increase nutritional value, adding vitamins and antioxidants. You will definitely look younger because of its contribution to collagen production, skin health, and digestion.
Ripe bananas are sweet and rich in flavor. The riper the banana, the sweeter and tastier it will taste!
Incorporating strawberries into your diet is a great way to prevent cancer, improve heart function, lose weight, and regulate blood sugar. Strawberries are also immunity boosters and energy sources.
It has a tropical, sweet, and tangy flavor, evidenced by its fragrant and appetizing scent and gorgeous bright red color. If you love strawberries in Strawberry Ice Cream Bars and Strawberry Jam, you would also love it with this milkshake!
Using a bit of evaporated milk won’t hurt for the creamy popsicle finish. It contains protein and calcium for bone health, endurance, and strength.
It will balance the flavors of the strawberries and bananas and give the popsicle a creamy and rich consistency that melts in your mouth after every bite!
From the ingredients alone, I’m sure you can already tell that this is going to be one of the best cold snacks ever! Bananas and strawberries are a match made in heaven, and adding some milk will make it absolutely divine!
- Freeze the strawberries and bananas overnight.
- Slice the fruits into chunks using a knife.
- Use the blender to blend the strawberries and bananas with a bit of water and evaporated milk until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for several hours or overnight.
- Pop them out of the molds to enjoy!
Just imagine snacking on this fruity and invigorating treat on a hot and tiring summer day. You will not want to miss out on this mouth-watering Strawberry and Banana Popsicle so make it at home and let me know how it turns out!
How to Select and Store Fruits
For the best fruit popsicle ever, purchase the best quality strawberries and bananas you could find. Store them properly to retain their nutritional value and flavor.
Selection. If you intend to make the popsicles on the same day, buy ripe yellow bananas with brown spots. For later use, go for yellow-green bananas to ripen. Avoid bruised and graying bananas.
Storage. Let unripe bananas ripen at room temperature and place them in an area away from direct sunlight. Once ripe, put them in the fridge and use them immediately.
Selection. Strawberries should have bright red skin with healthy-looking green leaves on top. They should be plump without discoloration, soft spots, and molds.
Storage. In an article by the US Department of Agriculture, strawberries will last up to 2 days at room temperature.
According to the Food Network, you can refrigerate strawberries on a lined plate covered with plastic wrap to last up to a week. You can also pre-freeze the strawberries until solid and store them in freezer bags until ready for use.
How to Store Evaporated Milk
Unopened evaporated milk in cans can be stored in cupboards, but once opened, transfer the evaporated milk into an airtight container or bottle and store it in the fridge to last up to a week.
It is not recommended for freezing because it can affect its consistency.
Substitutes for Popsicle Molds
No popsicle molds, no problem! You can still make popsicles with other containers, such as small baking pans, yogurt containers, plastic cups, and ice cube trays.
Improvise or recycle popsicle sticks to serve as the handle.
Banana and Strawberry Popsicle Variations
Due to the evaporated milk, this recipe is not lactose-free, but you can still make this by substituting lactose-free milk you can purchase in grocery stores. You can also use other healthy ingredients for fruit popsicles.
- Blender: Combine the ingredients in a blender.
- Silicone spatula: Transfer the contents into popsicle molds with the help of a spatula.
- Popsicle mold or ice cream/lolly sticks: Let the mixture freeze in popsicle molds.
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How to Serve Banana and Strawberry Popsicles
Popsicles are best served on a hot day with a smoothie, juice, or milk. You can also have it for dessert to replace sweet baked goods. If you’re hosting a party, wrap them in individual plastic to serve guests.
They tend to melt easily, so consume them immediately when taken out of the freezer.
- At room temperature: Once taken out from the fridge, consume the Strawberry and Banana popsicles within several minutes before they melt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Strawberry and Banana Popsicles healthy?
These homemade fruit popsicles are nutritious because they are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to boost immunity, supply energy, improve heart health, strengthen bones, and more!
Why are the popsicles not freezing?
If the popsicles have been in the freezer too long and still not freezing, it may be because of the quality or amount of the milk used. Furthermore, ensure that the amount of milk and water is proportionate to the fruits used.
How can you tell if the popsicle has gone bad?
Expired popsicles will become slimy and foul in odor. There may also be crystals forming on the popsicles.
Banana and Strawberry Popsicle
- 1½ cup strawberry (frozen)
- 2 ripe bananas (frozen)
- ⅓ cup evaporated milk
- ½ cup water
- Prepare the fruits.Pre-freeze the strawberries and ripe bananas overnight. You can slice the strawberries into pieces. For the bananas, peel them and cut them into chunks.
- Blend the ingredients together. Blend the frozen strawberries, sliced bananas, water, and evaporated milk until smooth.
- Freeze into popsicle molds. Pour the blended mixture into popsicle molds. Let them freeze for at least 6 hours or until frozen solid.
- Purchase quality ingredients for the best fruit popsicles yet.
- Ensure that the milk and water are proportionate to the fruits to allow the popsicle to freeze.
- In case you don’t have access to a blender, you can use a food mill, grinder, grater, or even mortar and pestle.