Banana Split Pops Recipe

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I was so excited to find out we would be receiving a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, Storage Case, and recipe book to review.  The kids love to help create anything in the kitchen, so I knew they would have as much fun as I would with this.  We had fun mixing and matching and I love that we could create delicious, healthy pops to enjoy together.

Zoku

If you have no idea what this Zoku Quick Pop Maker is that I am talking about, let me enlighten you.  The Zoku triple pop maker allows you to make homemade pops in as little as 7 minutes.  The kit comes complete with 6 sticks, 6 drip guards, and a super tool.  The kids love picking out which sticks we should use first to make pops with.  There are 3 different designs with 2 sticks each.

Zoku

By storing the Zoku unit in your freezer, it will be ready for you to use it whenever you are ready.  You can make up to 9 pops before refreezing it.  Just pull it out of the freezer, pour in your choice of liquid and wait.  When the time is up, use the super tool to quickly and easily pull out each pop, add the drip guard and eat {or store}.

 

The best part is that you can make these homemade pops even more fun.  Instead of just a boring, plain old popsicle, you can bust out your taste buds and your creative hat and have some fun with it.  You can make striped pops, yogurt pops, even flavored core pops {think dreamsicle, yum}.

Zoku

When this arrived, we froze it overnight and couldn’t wait to get started the next day.  While we were waiting, we drooled our way through the Quick Pops recipe book deciding what recipes we wanted to try.  To keep it simple, our first pops were just that – simple.  We used apple and grape juice.  We made some of each and then mixed them for some striped juice pops.  The kids thought it was “amazing” and delicious.  We had a few friends over and this mom had a brainstorm, so we made some fantastic banana split pops.

 

Banana Split Pops

I know you are drooling now, so here is the recipe.  Happy eating!

Frozen Pops

Homemade Banana Split Pops

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 212 calories

Fat 4 g

Carbs 44 g

Protein 2 g

6


Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 4 tbsp + 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar 2 tbsp + 1/3 cup
  • 3 ounces chocolate chip
  • Water
  • Hulled strawberries sliced very thin

Instructions

  1. Start with the chocolate layer
  2. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup water, 3 ounces chocolate chips, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup milk on low heat until completely melted. Let cool in refrigerator.
  3. While that is cooling, blend together bananas, 4 tbsp milk, a shot of lemon juice and 2 tbsp sugar until well blended.
  4. Insert pop sticks into pop maker. Put one or two strawberries at the bottom of the mold. Pour in chocolate mixture about 1/3 of the way. Add more strawberries. Pour in banana mixture to fill line. Repeat for all 3 molds. Wait 7-9 minutes and use the super tool to pull the pops out. Enjoy now or enjoy later.
  5. Note: I didn't freeze the chocolate layer first. If you want a more "hot fudge" look, try freezing the chocolate layer in the mold before filling the rest of the way with the banana mixture.

 

These were such a hit!  The kids weren’t even done eating the ones they had and were asking for a second one.

M&C eating Zoku pops

I love that I can make the mixture for whatever I want for 6 pops or more, eat 3 and store the rest for a later treat.  The storage container seals great and we aren’t seeing freezer burnt pops.  Now, to find the time to enjoy some more of the recipes from the Zoku Quick Pops book.

 

 

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