These chocolate banana popsicles are a delicious, vegan treat that won't break your diet! Super easy to make, all you need are four simple ingredients: bananas, soy milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. This nutritious dessert is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still taking care of your health. So get ready to make some delicious treats with this yummy recipe!
Homemade popsicle recipe
When the summer season becomes unbearably hot, there is a particular culinary creation worth experimenting with - crafting your very own frozen treats known as homemade popsicles. I went for a classic flavor - chocolate and banana! YUM.
The bananas provide sweetness and natural creamy texture, while the cocoa powder adds a delicious chocolate flavor. The soy milk gives it the perfect consistency for a popsicle, and the maple syrup adds some extra sweetness.
This chocolate banana popsicle recipe is 100% vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. All the ingredients are easy to find in most grocery stores. You don't need an ice cream maker either - just a blender and some popsicle molds!
Making your own chocolate banana popsicles at home is surprisingly simple.
How to make homemade popsicles
All you need are four ingredients and you can enjoy these delicious popsicles when the heat gets to be too much. Bananas, cocoa powder, soy milk, and maple syrup are the four ingredients. The bananas need to be ripe and ready to eat, don’t use green bananas. The milk can be any non-dairy milk you like to use. I had soy milk so I used it. If you use regular dairy milk then the recipe won't be vegan anymore but still delicious. The quantity of maple syrup is ⅓ cup, don’t forget that the cocoa powder adds a bitter taste and when you freeze it, the flavor fades a little too. Taste the batter after blending it to determine whether you want more or less of the maple syrup, it’s really up to you.
To garnish the popsicles, I sliced one of the bananas and placed it on the bottom of the mold before adding the Popsicle batter. If you want the banana garnish to be seen then make sure to stick it to the side of the mold. It might still move but it's also nice as a surprise in the middle of the Popsicle as well. The rest of the sliced banana I added to the Popsicle batter. You can garnish with other fruits too if you want (like raspberries for example), or dip the frozen popsicles in melted chocolate to have double chocolate Popsicles. You can add more garnish (like desiccated coconut) while the chocolate cover is still wet. Be creative!
This recipe can work as a morning smoothie too, just mix and pour into a bowl. While whipping up the batter I couldn’t resist trying it as a smoothie and it was so good! In general, any smoothie can work as a Popsicle and vice versa. Give it a try with your favorite smoothie recipe or your favorite Popsicle recipe and thank me later!
The Popsicle silicon molds I used are considered mini popsicles, but any mold will work.
If you don’t own any Popsicle molds, you can make this in disposable cups. If you don’t have Popsicle sticks, just use teaspoons instead. Don’t let anything stop you from making these popsicles!!
Since the recipe is vegan it can be your weekend dessert too. You can make it ahead of time and take it out of the freezer at the end of the meal. I am sure everyone will be happy with it.
Tips for making chocolate banana popsicles
Select ripe bananas
Choose bananas that are fully ripe for the best flavor and sweetness. The natural sugars in ripe bananas will enhance the overall taste of the popsicles.
Use a different sweetener
To add some sweetness to these banana popsicles, I added ⅓ cup of maple syrup. You can sub in some honey, agave syrup, or any other liquid sweetener. It’s really up to you!
Experiment with toppings
Consider adding toppings to your chocolate banana popsicles for added texture and flavor. Chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sprinkles can be sprinkled over the chocolate coating before it sets.
Use silicone molds
The best way to make sure your popsicles come out the perfect shape is by using silicone molds. You can get them in different shapes and sizes, but make sure that the molds are freezer safe.
Once frozen, transfer the popsicles to an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. They can be stored in the freezer for up to a few weeks.
Yes, you can substitute soy milk with any non-dairy milk of your choice, such as almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or rice milk.
Yes, if you don't have dietary restrictions, you can use regular dairy milk instead of non-dairy milk. The result wont be vegan but still delicious!
Yes, you can adjust the sweetness to your preference. If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can increase the amount of maple syrup. Conversely, if you prefer them less sweet, you can reduce the amount of maple syrup.
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with additional flavors. Adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon can enhance the taste of the popsicles.
Yes, you can use frozen bananas for this recipe. Make sure to thaw them slightly before blending with the other ingredients.
It generally takes about 4-5 hours to freeze the popsicles, but freezing overnight will ensure they are completely set.
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Make These chocolate banana popsicles today!
Making these vegan banana chocolate popsicles is a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious dessert. All you need are 4 simple ingredients, some popsicle molds, and a little bit of patience.
With these tips, you’ll have perfect popsicles in no time! So grab your ingredients and start frozen dessert-making today!
Recipe yields approximately 18 small popsicles - depending on the size of your mold.
Chocolate Banana Popsicles
- 3 bananas
- 1 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- Slice one of the bananas to add as garnish.
- Place the banana slices in the popsicle molds.
- Place the remaining cut banana and the rest of the bananas in the blender.
- Add to the blender the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and soy milk.
- Blend well to a unified batter.
- Pour the batter into the garnished molds.
- Freeze 4-5 hours or overnight.
- Have a Popsicle and enjoy!