These banana popsicles taste rich and decadent but are low-fat and really easy to make. We especially like them with some chocolate chips added. Cool the mixture to room temperature and divide 2/3 cup mini chips among the molds before freezing.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
6 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk sugar to taste, cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan. Add milk and whisk until combined. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.

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  • Put about half the pudding in a food processor or blender and add bananas. Process until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Stir the mixture back into the remaining pudding.

  • Divide the mixture among freezer-pop molds. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.

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Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Equipment: Ten 3-ounce (or similar-size) freezer-pop molds

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 17.4g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.8g 3% DV; sugars 12.7g; fat 0.6g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.4mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 115.4IU 2% DV; vitamin c 2.7mg 5% DV; folate 8.6mcg 2% DV; calcium 62.7mg 6% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 13.9mg 5% DV; potassium 185.1mg 5% DV; sodium 36.5mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very yummy but never froze properly. I had to spoon them out. Might be due to my tiny freezer though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2016
Gorgeous! I make this regularly now. Both me and my little boy love them! Delicious:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I didn't expect these to turn out so well but they were great! I added in a tiny bit of hot cocoa mix to some of them for the kids who didn't like plain bananas. This was a great healthy treat:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Just made these...couldn't wait until it completely froze. Very good as is. Just did half the recipe...still made 6 pops. Read More