Blend ripe bananas into the most flavorful and creamy Banana Popsicles with this super simple method. You’ll find a base recipe, plus six variations to change up the flavor as you like.

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Banana Popsicles

I am a huge fan of popsicles as both dessert and snack, and this banana flavor is as easy as it is delicious. It has intense banana flavor, a really creamy texture, and the base recipe has just two simple ingredients in the base recipe.

You can make these without added sugars, vary the flavor as you like, and full-size or mini popsicles.

These are great for teething, hydration, and soothing a sore throats. They’re also just a really great toddler snack (or adult snack!) when the weather is warm…or you just want a popsicle.

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe, here’s a look at what you’ll need:

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  • Bananas: You want them to be very, very ripe with a lot of brown spots for the best flavor and natural sweetness.
  • Yogurt: I prefer this recipe with Greek yogurt for extra creaminess, but you can use regular yogurt if that’s what you have. It also works with either plan or vanilla yogurt.
  • Optional flavors: You can add cocoa powder, cinnamon, strawberries, mango, spinach, or peanut butter to vary the flavor of these popsicles as you like.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s how to make these popsicles so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the end of this post for the full information.

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  1. Peel the banana. Add the banana and yogurt to a blender. Blend very smooth, starting on low and working up to high.
  2. Taste and adjust sweetness with a little honey or maple syrup if needed. It may depend on how sweet your fruit is and if you use plain or vanilla yogurt. Add any optional flavorings as desired.
  3. Pour into freezer-pop molds.
  4. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until firm.

TIP: You can serve, or transfer the popsicles to a freezer bag and store for up to 3 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do banana popsicles contain milk?

This Banana Popsicle recipe does not contain milk as it is a simple blend of yogurt and fresh bananas.

How do you stop popsicles from crystallizing?

Transfer frozen popsicles to a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze. The less air around the popsicles, the less chance for ice crystals to form.

What is the best popsicle mold?

We love the Zoku brand of popsicle mold since it’s reliably easy to get the frozen popsicles out of the mold—in every shape mold they make. Find my full post on Popsicle Molds so you can choose the right one for your family.

Fresh Banana Popsicles

You can also freeze whole bananas as popsicles for another way to vary this idea. We love them covered in chocolate and sprinkles!

This Chocolate Covered Banana Pop recipe is so yummy, too.

banana popsicle in toddler hands

How to Store

To save space when storing popsicles in the freezer, remove from the base of the mold once frozen and store in a zip-top freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Best Tips for Success

  • To serve from the freezer, let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes so they soften a little. That will help the texture be very creamy.
  • The mixture works as a smoothie straight out of the blender.
  • Dairy-free: Use a nondairy yogurt.
  • Choose the base banana popsicle recipe or a flavor variation.
  • Using yogurt with fat (such as whole-milk or even low-fat, as opposed to fat-free) will have more creaminess.

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Favorite Banana Popsicles, 6 Ways

These fresh banana popsicles are incredibly creamy and easy to make—and they're a balanced snack or dessert to share with the kids. Try the base recipe or one of the optional flavors.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 65kcal
Servings 6 -8 popsicles

Ingredients

Base Banana Popsicles

  • 2 cups sliced banana (use very ripe banana for best flavor)
  • 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey; optional to taste)

Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles, add:

  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Cocoa Banana Popsicles, add:

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Cinnamon Banana Popsicles, add:

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Strawberry Banana Popsicles, add:

  • ½ cup strawberries

Mango Banana Popsicles, add:

  • ½ cup mango

Spinach Banana Popsicles, add:

  • ½ cup spinach

Instructions

  • Add the banana and yogurt to a blender. Blend very smooth, starting on low and working up to high.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness with a little honey or maple syrup if needed. Add any optional flavorings as desired.
  • Pour into freezer pop molds and freeze for 4-6 hours or until firm.

Notes

  • To save space when storing popsicles in the freezer, remove from the base of the mold once frozen and store in a zip-top freezer bag for up to 3 months..
  •  The mixture works as a smoothie straight out of the blender.
  • Dairy-free: Use a nondairy yogurt.
  • Choose the base banana popsicle recipe or a flavor variation.
  • Using yogurt with fat (such as whole-milk or even low-fat, as opposed to fat-free) will have more creaminess.

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle, Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 226mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 33IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg
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    1. They will freeze much more solid with milk, so if you do that, I would reduce the amount to maybe just 1/4 cup.