Banana Split Pop (GF, DF Option)


Celebrate SUMMER BREAK with a delicious and nutritious ice pop certain to keep the ice cream man at bay!

A favorite of kids of all ages, this wholesome pop truly tastes like a banana split! It takes a little extra time to make it, but after just one bite, you’ll know why it’s totally worth it! What a fun and healthy way to enjoy summertime with your kiddos!

Looking for even more fabulous frozen treats your family will love?
Be sure to check out out my “Top 10 Ice Pop Making Secrets of Success“ and also join me over at Keeper of the Home for a delicious round-up of my family’s Favorite Homemade Popsicles and Frozen Treat Recipes.

And just a friendly reminder that you can always download a FREE copy of my Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats eBook, simply by becoming a subscriber to The Nourishing Home.

P.S. Wondering about the adorable pop molds? They’re called Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds. They come in a set of six and are super durable and fun!

Banana Split Pop (GF, DF Option)

Yield: 6 three-ounce size pops

Banana Split Pop (GF, DF Option)

Ingredients

    Layer One: Strawberry Topping
  • 5 fresh ripe organic strawberries
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure organic apple juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • Layer Two: Banana Cream Center
  • 12 one-inch thick slices of fresh ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup, plus 1 tbsp organic plain whole milk yogurt (or coconut cream)
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Layer Three: Pineapple Delight Base
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 tbsp 100% pure pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey (or pure maple syrup)

Instructions

    Layer One: Strawberry Topping
  1. Remove stems from strawberries and cut in half. Place the strawberries, apple juice and honey into your blender or VitaMix and blend until thoroughly combined. Pour an even amount of the "strawberry topping" into six 3-ounce pop molds. Place in freezer until frozen. Then, once frozen, you're ready to make your next layer "banana cream center."
  2. Layer Two: Banana Cream Center
  3. Place all ingredients into your blender or VitaMix and blend until thoroughly combined. Then, remove your pop molds from the freezer (making sure that the first layer is completely frozen). Pour an even amount of the "banana cream center" into the pop molds, making sure to leave at least an 2 -1/2 inches of space from the top of the mold for the final layer to be added. Cover each individual pop mold with a small piece of foil. Use a knife to make a slit in the center of the foil and carefully place a popsicle stick into the mold in the center of the pop. Place in freezer until frozen. Then, once frozen, you're ready to make your final layer "pineapple delight base."
  4. Layer Three: Pineapple Delight Base
  5. Place all ingredients into your blender or VitaMix and blend until thoroughly combined. Then, remove your pop molds from the freezer (making sure that the first two layers are completely frozen). Remove the foil covers from the pop mold and pour an even amount of the "pineapple delight base" layer into the pop molds, making sure to leave at least a half-inch of space at top for expansion that occurs during freezing. No need to recover the pops. Place in freezer until frozen. When ready to serve, run the pop mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen before removing the mold. Enjoy! You've worked hard for this healthy treat!

Notes

Be sure to get your copy of my free e-book, “Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats.” It’s my special gift to subscribers of The Nourishing Home!

The adorable pop molds used in this recipe are Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds. They come in a set of six and are super durable and fun!

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Comments

    • Kelly says

      Thank you so much, Minnie! Love your term – popsies! So cute! Appreciate your kind note! Blessings, Kelly :)

    • Kelly says

      Thanks, Caralyn! You are like a ray of sunshine – always so bright and warm! I appreciate you! eHugs, Kelly :)

  1. says

    Oh I can imagine this as a fun summertime frozen cake as well! Maybe in a springform type pan so you can see the layers. The kids spotted it on my computer and came running over to say, “That looks good!” So, you know, we’ll be trying it for sure :)

    • Kelly says

      Thanks, Adrienne! Now that’s a fun idea! I hope your kiddos like this – remember to subscribe so you can get the whole book of recipes! Blessings, Kelly :)

    • Kelly says

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Amanda! And for pinning this! I hope your kiddos enjoy these! Blessings, Kelly :)

    • Kelly says

      Thanks, Jamie! I always say, “Everything tastes better when it’s made with LOVE!” Thanks for the invite, I linked up on your site. Hope you and your readers enjoy this! Blessings, Kelly :)

    • Kelly says

      Thanks, Tanya! There’s lots more of these healthy pops recipes in my free eBook to subscribers. Hope you’ll join and get it! Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

  2. says

    These look great! But that also sounds like it would take a while. I bet they are worth it all though. Maybe we will have to try it. I am your newest fan. Come visit us on our blog.

    • Kelly says

      You are right, these are a bit labor intensive, but they are so yummy! Most of the time, you’ll find me taking the easier way out though and making my Whole All Fruit Pops, as well as some of my other yummy ice pop recipes in my free eBook to subscribers. I will definitely pop over to visit you! Thank you so much for taking time to leave a kind note! Blessings, Kelly :)

  3. Susan E says

    I made real banana splits using no-dye sprinkles, organic strawberries, banana, and Alden’s Organic vanilla-bean Icecream and my kids loved them. This is instead of free Rita’s water-ice yesterday. So today I see this recipe because I looked up banana split again to see different pictures and have the ingredients to make these. Thanks!

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