I have figured out that taking pictures of frozen treats is hard!! They melt extremely fast, especially coconut milk based products. I promise I will get better at popsicle pictures. Part of the problem is I don't like the molds I am using. I love the shape of the popsicle but not the pink and green handles that come with them. I am going to break down and buy some stainless steel molds I've been eying and avoid plastic all together. Please bare with me as I hide the green stick in this photo, it was ruining the picture!
Enough about the (not so good) photo...that's bugging me! Remember pudding pops as kids? Here is my attempt at recreating something similar and better for you! This recipe is so quick and easy and can be created to your nut butter preference. I did use peanut butter, but almond butter or cashew butter would be delicious too! I may try to do an almond butter and possibly cherry as a combination as well. Bananas are so mushy and pudding like that they work perfectly as would avocados. Feel free to play around with different milks, fruits, yogurts or kefirs (if you tolerate dairy) and see what you can come up with!
Recipe: Banana Nut Butter Pudding Pops
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I used carton coconut milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt (omit if nut butter is salted)
- 2 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice (optional)
- Toss all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and combine until smooth
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight
This could also be done as ice cream in a machine or frozen in a bowl overnight. Or if you don't have the patience to freeze it, you can simply enjoy it as pudding!!!