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Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Sweet strawberry and creamy banana purรฉes are layered in cute and tasty popsicles for a refreshing summertime treat!

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

If given a choice, my kids would happily wolf down a popsicle every single day of the summer. And I honestly don’t mind, because popsicles can make pretty good, healthy snacks when assembled with the right ingredients. So that’s what I’ve got for you today! And let me just tell you…every time I make them, these Strawberry Banana Popsicles are a huge hit with my kids.

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

When I was a little girl growing up in a small, small town, we made a monthly shopping trip into the “big city,” about an hour away. We’d run an assortment of errands, but if we were really lucky, we’d get to stop and eat lunch at Furr’s Cafeteria. For those who have never had the pleasure of dining at a Furr’s, it’s a lot like a Luby’s of the southwest. Fan-cy. Anyway, no matter what delicacies I would load onto my brown melamine tray, I would always get a bowl of sliced strawberries and bananas for my pre-dessert (because a bowl of chocolate pudding or questionably-colored Jell-o would be my primary dessert, of course).

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

That particular combo is fruit is one that I still love today, and seeing as how odds are pretty good that we have both strawberries and bananas taking residence in our kitchen at any given moment, it seemed fitting to turn it into a popsicle!

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

These popsicles are quick and easy to make, and they are infinitely customizable. Depending on the natural sweetness of your fruit, you could certainly choose to forgo the added sugar. These are smooth, creamy popsicles that don’t turn hard and icy, and as long as you don’t dawdle too much in eating them, they really aren’t messy or drippy either. In other words? They’re pretty much perfect.

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

So what’s your favorite combination of fruit? Do you have a preferred flavor of popsicle? Have you ever frequented Furr’s? What restaurant did you consider fine dining as a child? Inquiring minds want to know!

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

But if you don’t feel like playing 20 Questions, I’ll promise to leave you alone if you promise to make these Strawberry Banana Popsicles before the summer is over. M’kay? Okay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Yield: 6 (3-ounce) popsicles

Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Sweet strawberry and banana purรฉes are layered in cute and tasty popsicles for a refreshing summertime treat!

Ingredients

    For the Strawberry Layer:
  • 6 ounces hulled, quartered strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
    For the Banana Layer:
  • 6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) mashed ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Make the Strawberry Layer by combing strawberries and lemon juice in a blender or mini food processor. Purรฉe until smooth. Set a fine mesh sieve over a medium bowl and strain the mixture, using the back of a spoon to push the purรฉe through the sieve; discard solids. Whisk in yogurt, milk, and sugar until mixture is smooth. Divide strawberry mixture between six (3-ounce) ice pop molds, so that each mold is halfway full. Freeze for 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  2. Make the Banana Layer by combining all ingredients in clean blender or mini food processor. Purรฉe until smooth. Pour banana mixture on top of strawberry mixture in ice pop molds. Freeze for at least 3 hours or until solid. Unmold popsicles and enjoy!
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Recipe originally posted at Love Grows Wild on June 24, 2014.
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Comments

  1. Holy yum! These look so cheerful and I bet they tasted awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved shopping in the “city” when I was younger too (i.e., the slightly larger town 30 minutes up the road). My favorite fruit combination is probably mango and pineapple!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Oooo…mango and pineapple! I seem to remember someone making a pretty amazing ice cream featuring that particular combo earlier this summer… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you’re having a great week, Amy…you are always too sweet to stop by and comment!

  2. Debbie Caraballo says:

    They look and sound great! But I’m kinda lazy…could you just mix it all together instead of layering? Lol…the other Commenter’s flavors sound really good too!
    Thanks for a easy, tasty recipe. Your flavor combo is one of my favorites!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Deb, I think you can absolutely combine the banana and strawberry mixtures! I’m guessing that your popsicles might turn out a shade of orange, but that’s okay, because they will still taste great. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you’re having a wonderful week…thanks for swinging by!

  3. Samantha, these popsicles look awesome. I love the layered look! My favorite popsicles are strawberry or cherry anything. I also like anything blue. Is that weird? LOL

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Ha, Sara…not weird at all! In fact, my boys are right there with you in your blue food attraction. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment…hope you have a happy Thursday!

  4. These look great! I love the combination of strawberries and bananas and my children love homemade popsicles made with yogurt. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I totally agree…aren’t yogurt-based popsicles the best?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping by and for the pin, Karen…I hope that you and your kids enjoy these! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Can’t wait to make these, they look so good! I bought all the ingredients, got home and realized I sold my Popsicle molds at a yard sale last year!! ๐Ÿ™
    Anyway, just curious…I see the recipe says to start with the strawberry layer but in all the pics, banana was done first…does it matter which one is first?? Just wondering lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Hi Amy…great question ! It absolutely does not matter which layer goes first…I should have done a better job of making sure that my photos matched the directions — ha. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you get some new Popsicle molds so you can try these soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great rest of the week!

      • Thanks Samantha! Just yesterday I ordered a new set of molds but I borrowed some from my neighbor and have made them twice so far. They were a big hit! Everyone loved them! Can’t wait to try some tropical flavors, yum, my favorite!!

        • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

          So happy you enjoyed these, Amy! And what a nice neighbor you have to lend you some Popsicle molds while you wait for yours to come in… ๐Ÿ™‚

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