How do you keep your cool when all around it’s getting very heated and I’m not talking about the weather 😉 Popsicles! You make these strawberry, banana and peanut butter popsicles of course! It’s been a bit weird here lately, the EU referendum has been taking over nearly every conversation possible, even my daughter has come home from school wanting to know which way we are going to vote! I’ve really had enough of it, it’s not been pretty and I’m so glad that it’s nearly over. Oh and just in case you’re wondering we voted remain. I have my fingers and toes crossed that we stay together!
Now, these popsicles. I get asked every single day, by my daughter, for ice cream. Fact. The minute the temperature goes over 15 degrees C her little internal ice cream barometer declares it’s ice cream season. This is all well and good except for the fact that the store-bought ice cream my daughter really likes is usually full of
crap artificial ingredients and I’m not really down with that. So as soon as it’s strawberry season we make these little popsicles, they are full of lovely natural ingredients and they still have a sugar hit so everyone is happy.
Making your own popsicles is easy, you’ve probably been making them since you were a kid, so you know how to do it. When I was a kid I used to make them from orange juice or cordial, that doesn’t cut it for my girl, she needs more from a popsicle, kids these days hey! So, you can make these with or without the peanut butter, we really liked it. Yogurt popsicles take a little longer in the freezer so I always let them freeze overnight if possible. You can have great fun with the kids making these and playing with flavours is really fun, we loved this combo, we also tried blueberry and banana, that didn’t go down too well though 😉 Making popsicles is also a great idea if you have berries that are a bit mushed up, you know when they don’t look 100% perfect and the kids won’t touch them because they look “toxic”?! Or does this just happen in my house?
Strawberry, Banana & Peanut Butter Popsicles
- 200 g strawberries , topped & hulled
- 2 medium ripe bananas , chopped
- 150 ml natural probiotic yogurt
- 1 tbs peanut butter
- 1 tbs honey
- Blitz the strawberries in a food processor, then add the rest of the ingredients and blitz again until you have a smooth texture.
- Divide the mixture between 8 popsicle moulds and place in the freezer for 2 hours, then insert the wooden popsicle sticks.
- Leave to freeze overnight.