Banana Popsicle – Quick, easy and yummy!

The weather recently has been crazily hot! My close girlfriend Watsapp-ed me this link to create a Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops. I renamed it to Banana Popsicle to entice C to make it with me. It is super easy and tremendously yummy especially in this region whereby the weather can be a killer at most times!

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Ingredients needed:

  • Greek yogurt (I bought the smallest which was 750ml but it resulted in some left over yogurt at the end of the coating)
  • Baking sheet / wax paper
  • honey (2 to 4 tablespoons, depending on how sweet you want them to be)
  • banana (I used about four)
  • sprinkles or chocolate (for the coating of the banana Popsicle)
  • Ice-cream sticks

Instructions:

Jean’s write-up has a step-by-step photos with additional commentary for visual folks which is simple and easy to follow. Do click on the link to see it.  It’s definitely better than just my pure writing of the steps.

Pour the yogurt in the bowl, followed by two tablespoon of honey.
Pour the yogurt in the bowl, followed by two tablespoon of honey.
Pour the honey in. C wanted to do this on his own.
Pour the honey in. C wanted to do this on his own.
If your child is assisting you, do remind them to hold the bowl with one hand, and stir with the other. C wanted to hold on to the honey spoon and the bowl at the same time.
If your child is assisting you, do remind them to hold the bowl with one hand, and stir with the other. C wanted to hold on to the honey spoon and the bowl at the same time.
If you want to make it more difficult for the child, as squeezing and pouring is also a way of training their hand grip and all, you can try to get the child to stir the mixture after each tablespoon. I did that with C and he really enjoyed it!
If you want to make it more difficult for the child, as squeezing and pouring is also a way of training their hand grip and all, you can try to get the child to stir the mixture after each tablespoon. I did that with C and he really enjoyed it!
Peel the banana and slice them into halves or one-third in length each. Insert the ice cream sticks into each end.
Peel the banana and slice them into halves or one-third in length each. Insert the ice cream sticks into each end.
Place the banana Popsicle on a flat board with the sticks facing out. This makes it easier for the child to pick it up and coat it in the yogurt mixture.
Place the banana Popsicle on a flat board with the sticks facing out. This makes it easier for the child to pick it up and coat it in the yogurt mixture.
Jean's instruction for her banana pops in to place them on a flat surface. I wasn't too keen on placing the Popsicle in the fridge uncovered, thus found the biggest unused box that I have at home to place the Popsicle in it after they were coated.
Jean’s instruction for her banana pops in to place them on a flat surface. I wasn’t too keen on placing the Popsicle in the fridge uncovered, thus found the biggest unused box that I have at home to place the Popsicle in it after they were coated.
Freeze them in the freezer for about an hour.
Freeze them in the freezer for about an hour.
Coat them with whatever sprinkles you have at home. C wanted to coat them with the coco pops.
Coat them with whatever sprinkles you have at home. C wanted to coat them with the coco pops.
Refreeze overnight again. We didn't have enough coco pops and did coat the others with the colour sprinkles.
Refreeze overnight again. We didn’t have enough coco pops and did coat the others with the colour sprinkles.

Reflection:

This activity is really easy and what I love about it is that both adults and children can enjoy the Popsicle together after dinner. We got C to be the waiter and he asked dad and mum, “Would you like the chocolate Popsicle or the rainbow Popsicle?” He was so happy doing the entire role-play thing, and we enjoyed the cold cooling Popsicle on a warm night, with warm fuzzy love and sweetness in the air! 🙂

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