Here's an easy homemade blueberry popsicles recipe that is perfect for summer! Sweet and tart, these delicious cold treats are made using just 3 ingredients, and can be prepped in the food processor within a few minutes! This recipe is also great for those on a paleo, dairy-free and vegan diet.
So, here’s the deal. Having a frozen treat in the freezer for whenever you’re craving something sweet is vital, but that’s also when we stir towards unhealthy snacks and sweets, too. So what if you had a few of these guilt-free popsicles in the fridge instead?
Here's a nice and health-friendly alternative to everyone’s favorite frozen treat. Commercial ice creams are packed with sugar, artificial ingredients and other not-so-healthy stuff, but nice creams are actually good for you. Don’t think, for a second, though, that nice creams are not as tasty as regular ice cream.
Ingredients used to make this banana blueberry popsicles
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- Bananas - best when ripe. The sweetest ones are yellow with brown spots.
- Maple Syrup or Honey - you can use honey for this recipe but for vegan options, you're welcome to use other sweeteners of choice like maple syrup, agave syrup, or liquid stevia. You can also use granulated sugars, such as coconut sugar (be careful though, as it will change the color) or monk fruit sweetener.
- Blueberries - frozen blueberries work best for this recipe.
- You'll need a popsicle mold to make this recipe. I used a silicone popsicle mold like this one.
More Blueberry Recipes (HERE)
How to Make
Blueberry popsicles using bananas
Slice and freeze bananas. You can also freeze the bananas first, then slice, which is what I did here.
Blend the frozen bananas and rest of the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender
Have a quick taste, and add more sweetener if desired.
You can eat as soft serve or freeze in a popsicle mold
Freezer for about 5 hours, or overnight.
How to Make this Blueberry Popsicles Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition before freezing.
- For a protein boost, you can also add a tablespoon or two of protein powder of your choice when blending. I've tried using an unsweetened plant-based protein powder with good results.
What if you don't have a popsicle mold?
- If you don't have a popsicle mold, you can also pour the nice cream mixture into small paper cups. Cover the cup with plastic wrap, then stick in a popsicle stick through the center.
How to Store
- This blueberry popsicles are best eaten within 3-4 weeks. For longer storage, make sure they are sealed inside an air-tight container, or double bagged, so that it doesn't absorb those unpleasant fridge smells. Enjoy!
- Use ripened bananas for the best results!
- While a food processor will give you the best consistency for the blueberry nice cream, you can also use a high-powered blender (such as Vitamix) that comes with a tamper. Use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades of the blender to ensure the best results.
More Healthy Ice Cream / Nice Cream Recipes (HERE)
Easy Homemade Blueberry Popsicles Recipe
- 3 medium bananas , about 300 grams
- ½ cup blueberries, frozen , or up to 100 grams
- 3 Tbsp granulated or liquid sweetener of choice*
- Peel and slice the bananas to 1 inch slices
- Spread the banana slices and blueberries inside a 1 gallon ziploc bag and freeze overnight (or until frozen solid)
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, blend frozen banana slices and the rest of the ingredients together until smooth
- Pour into silicone ice cream bar molds and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
- For longer storage, store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to eat