Banana Strawberry Popsicles

Whip up a batch of these delicious homemade banana strawberry popsicles for the sunny season! They're creamy, packed with flavor, and take just minutes to make.
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A flatlay of homemade strawberry banana popsicles on a pink table with colorful sprinkles.
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These strawberry banana popsicles are more than just a dessert; they are a celebration of summer’s bounty, capturing the essence of sun-ripened strawberries and creamy bananas in every bite. But these are actually made with frozen strawberries, so they can be made any time of year!

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, prepping after-school snacks, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply looking for a refreshing treat on a hot day, this strawberry popsicle recipe is the perfect solution. Their vibrant color, creamy texture, and rich, fruity flavor make these a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Creamy strawberry popsicles laid out on parchment paper with a drizzle of vegan white chocolate.

Popsicle Ingredients and Variations

One of the joys of making homemade popsicles is the ability to customize the recipe to suit your preferences. Here are a few variations and tips to consider:

  • Berry Mix: Replace some of the strawberries with other fresh or frozen berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries for a mixed berry delight.
  • Choose Your Milk: Any plant based milk will work in this recipe—but the creamier the better! For an extra decadent and creamy texture, use coconut milk from a can. This will make your banana strawberry popsicles even richer and more indulgent—and the bright white of coconut milk looks beautiful with the strawberries as well.
  • Sweeteners: If you prefer a less sugary treat, you can substitute the sugar with natural sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar. Adjust the amount to taste.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: For an extra touch of decadence, consider drizzling melted dairy-free chocolate (vegan dark chocolate or vegan white chocolate) over the popsicles once they are frozen solid. This adds a delicious contrast of flavors and textures.
  • Add Sprinkles: Make these even more fun by adding sprinkles! You can shake on colorful vegan sprinkles after filling the molds with the blender mixture and before freezing—or shake some on over a chocolate drizzle after they’re frozen.
Pink strawberry popsicle dipped in vegan white chocolate covered in rainbow sprinkles.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Preparing the Strawberry Mash – Add two cups of the frozen strawberries and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. As the strawberries start to warm and release their juices, use a potato masher to smash them and break up into very large chunks, creating a fragrant and slightly chunky strawberry sauce. This step intensifies the strawberry flavor and adds a lovely texture to the popsicles.

Step 2: Blending the Fruit Base – Next, take the remaining 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 ripe peeled banana (it should be brown and spotty), ¼ cup of plant-based milk (or coconut milk from a can), and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and place them into a blender. Blend these ingredients until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency. This mixture will form the base of your popsicles, combining the natural sweetness of the banana with the rich, fruity essence of the strawberries.

A blender with a pink strawberry banana mixture to use for the strawberry popsicles.

Step 3: Combining the Mixtures – To create a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, mix half of the cooked strawberry mash into the blender mixture. This step ensures that each bite of the popsicle will have both smooth and chunky elements, mimicking the classic strawberries and cream experience.

Step 4: Filling the Popsicle Molds – Now, it’s time to assemble your popsicles. Begin by spooning the remaining cooked strawberry mash into each popsicle mold slot. This will create a delightful surprise at the top of each popsicle. Then, pour the blender mixture into the molds, leaving about ½ inch of space at the top to allow for expansion as the popsicles freeze.

Step 5: Freezing the Popsicles – Once the molds are filled, cover them and insert popsicle sticks into each mold slot. Place the molds in the freezer and allow them to freeze for at least 6 hours, or until completely solid. This patience will be rewarded with perfectly set banana strawberry popsicles that are easy to remove from the molds.

Pushing wooden popsicle sticks into the popsicle mold lid.

How to Store Your Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Once the popsicles are completely frozen, remove them from the molds. To save space and keep them from sticking together, place the popsicles in a container, separating each layer with parchment paper. Place back in the freezer. Properly stored, your homemade popsicles can stay fresh for up to three months, providing a continuous supply of refreshing treats.

This method not only saves room in your freezer but also makes it easy to grab a popsicle whenever the craving strikes. Enjoy the convenience and delight of having these vibrant strawberry banana popsicles ready to go at any time!

Plant-based milk, sprinkles, and strawberry popsicle ingredients.

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Strawberry Banana Popsicles

5 from 7 votes
Delicious strawberry banana popsicles are easy to make and great for kids and adults on hot summer days.
A flatlay of homemade strawberry banana popsicles on a pink table with colorful sprinkles.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 large popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large banana, ripe and spotty
  • ¼ cup plant-based milk, coconut milk from a can is the creamiest!
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, add 2 cups of the frozen strawberries and the sugar, and turn to medium heat. As they soften, mash with a potato masher (or fork) to break up any large chunks, and cook until warmed through and well mashed. Pour into a heatproof bowl and set aside to cool.
  • In a blender, add the remaining 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 ripe peeled banana, maple syrup, and milk. Blend until smooth.
  • Mix half of the cooked strawberries into the blender mixture, and spoon the rest into each popsicle cavity, divided equally.
  • Pour the blender mixture into popsicle molds, leaving ½ inch empty at the top of each cavity to prevent spilling.
  • Cover popsicle mold and insert popsicle sticks into each popsicle mold slot, and freeze for at least 6 hours until completely solid.

Notes

To release the popsicles from the molds, rinse them under hot water until the popsicles easily release. 

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course — Dessert
Cuisine — Amercan
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13 comments
  1. amy liu dong says:

    This is a perfect summer treat. I am so excited to make this for everyone!

  2. 5 stars
    My kids love these! The perfect summer treat!

  3. 5 stars
    Easy and kiddos love these.

  4. 5 stars
    I made these for a family cookout and everyone LOVED them! They’re super fun to make, too.

  5. 5 stars
    Omg, yum! I love the combination of the sweet banana and strawberry in a popsicle form. So fun to make and really refreshing. Delish!

  6. 5 stars
    Made these with full fat canned coconut milk, so delicious!! Kids said to buy the ingredients and make again next week.

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