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Homemade Chocolate Chocolate-chip Banana Popsicles, No Added Sugar

Posted by Didi Gorman on

Our homemade delicacy today is as easy as it is awesome, and can be whipped up in under 10 minutes.

We use simple, natural staples such as banana, cream and cocoa powder to create a decadent treat from scratch.

The sweetening is done by the banana alone, which means you should go for very ripe bananas, as they’re naturally sweeter.

On the same note, you can add more cocoa powder if you like a pronounced chocolatey flavor, or use less cocoa powder if you prefer only a light chocolatey presence. In fact, you can omit the chocolate altogether for banana-vanilla popsicles.

Unlike most store-bought popsicles, these ones retain a living flavor which I’ve rarely encountered in factory-made desserts.

Sweetened by: banana

Special equipment: stick blender/blender, 4-5 popsicle molds

Preps: 10 minutes (freeze time: 3 hours)
Makes: 4-5 popsicles

You will need:
1 ½ very ripe bananas peeled and broken into small chunks
1 cup whipping cream
¼ cup milk
1 tbsp. cocoa powder, or to taste
1-2 squares dark chocolate, chopped into flakes (for chocolate chips)
Optional: a couple of drops pure vanilla extract

How to make it:
1. Blend the bananas, whipping cream, milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla till smooth.
2. Add chocolate flakes into the mixture and stir for even distribution.
3. Put mixture in popsicle molds and freeze for about 3 hours.

The question remains though, why there are four popsicles in the first picture but only two in the second.

Well, the rather obvious has happened… Someone -totally oblivious to the fact these were supposed to be photographed- helped themselves to two of the popsicles, and with a few noisy slurps reduced the fruit of my labor by half right there and then.

My suspicion falls on the child who came into the kitchen with chocolate smudges on her chin, and who snatched a third popsicle(!!) straight out of the plate a few seconds after I took the picture. 

Conclusion: make double next time. (Or be faster with the pictures…)

With that, I will wish you a lovely weekend,

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I have written over 30 easy fruit recipes to make from scratch at home!
All the recipes are in my book Fresh Fruit Anyone? Easy Homemade Fruit Treats from Scratch, where you will find fruit-based snacks and desserts, mango porcupines, unique lemonades and smoothies, berry slushies, banana ice creams, orange-strawberry popsicles, peach jelloes, apple compotes, pear and berry jams, awesome no-bowl fruit salads, and much more!
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