These popsicles are bananas!!!!! (pun intended) I forgot how much I freaking love roasted strawberries and don't even get me started on roasted bananas. Then when they are all mash up and stuck into a popsicle mold... Just amazing. Rich, creamy and full of so much good flavor plus made with only good stuff. I mean you can't get much better. This is now my new favorite go to frozen treats.
So a little confession. I made these popsicles with the intention to give them to the littles for a special popsicle breakfast but when I took the first bite of the first popsicle I changed my mind. These popsicles where too good and I wanted then all to myself. I know that makes me sound like a ass but really, they can't miss something they didn't know they were going to get. Don't worry, we ended up at the store that night getting ice cream (for dessert) and a box of Captain Crunch with crunch berries for breakfast the next day instead (which they didn't even eat because the mr made them with chocolate chip pancakes instead). They were happy, I was happy. Win win.
And lesson learned, make two batches for next time so I can share. I will share next time (maybe).
The stuff. 3 ripe bananas, ripe freshly picked strawberries (they don't have to be freshly picked) cashew milk, and salt.
Chop bananas into chunks and strawberries in half ans place onto a greased baking sheet.
Pop into a hot oven to roast.
Roasted and all sorts of good (If you are prone to eating you roasted fruit before using it for popsicles, roast extra).
Scoop all the banana into a blending device (I used a hand blender so they went into a measuring cup) add in a pinch of salt ans the milk. Blend until creamy smooth.
For the strawberries just mash them up with a fork on the baking sheet.
Grab your popsicle mold and fill. Start bu scooping a bit of the banana in first, add in a little strawberry, then banana again. Keep layering until the mold is full. Then top off with a popsicle stick.
Into the freezer for the freeze.
And once frozen there are no rules. Eat a popsicle and be super happy.
Enjoy and stay all sorts of cool.
Roasted Banana Strawberry Popsicles
Makes four 3.5 oz popsicles
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/4 cup plant milk (I used cashew, but any is good. Cow milk would work too)
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400
Grab a baking sheet and lightly grease it up. Peel bananas and cut into i inch pieces. and place on baking sheet. Remove stems from strawberries and cut in half. Stick those onto baking sheet as well then place the baking sheet into the hot oven.
Roast for about 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool enough to handle. Place the roasted bananas into a blending device, add a pinch of salt and the milk. Blend until smooth. Take a fork and mash up the strawberries, which can be done directly on the backing sheet.
Scoop a bit of banana into each mold, then add a little mashed strawberry.. Continue layering until each mold is filled to the fill line. Add in popsicle stick then pop the filled molds into freezer,
Freeze for at least 4 hours, but 6 to 8 is safer.
Once frozen, pop from molds and eat. You can share but you don't have too.