Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Pops

by Alice Currah on July 1, 2013

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Last night, on the eve of her 12th birthday, my oldest child Abbi told me she hoped if I decided to make her breakfast that I wouldn’t prepare turkey bacon but instead use REAL bacon. I laughed. For months I have been eating turkey bacon saving the real stuff for the occasional Sunday breakfast. Waking up early as everyone else was sleeping I quickly drove to the grocery store to buy bacon. As I was driving I couldn’t help but think it was 12 years ago I met my daughter face-to-face. How perfect she was with her crinkly newborn face, her one eye smile, and her wobbly head. It’s hard for me to believe how quickly time has gone by. Weirdly, it hit me that she would also be driving in a few years. Now that is crazy.

Of all my kids, Abbi is the only one with any type of food allergy. Since the time she was born she would always break out with severe cases of eczema when dairy was ingested. I was told she would outgrow this but she never did.
With her in mind, I do try to bake and cook dairy-free, especially sweets. Today I have a recipe for a 3-ingredient chocolate banana pop. Made with coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and very ripe bananas this recipe is like a fudgsicle, except it’s vegan. The texture is creamy and the flavor is perfect – not too sweet and no artificial taste to it at all. Of course if you do like it a little sweeter, feel free to add a little bit of your preferred sweetener.

Enjoy!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Pops
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Serves: 8
 
A 3 ingredient popsicle recipe that is dairy-free and uses bananas, coconut milk, and cocoa.
Ingredients
  • unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • super ripe bananas
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ****additional sweetener such as agave syrup, honey, or sugar may be added depending on your personal taste
Instructions
  1. For the complete recipe, please visit Alice’s PBS Parents column here.

 

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Nessa July 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

These look divine! Perfect for my highly allergic friend.

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Tracey July 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, Abbi!

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Abha mehrotra July 3, 2013 at 5:01 am

Very nice recipe

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Susannah Park July 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

I made these today and they were delicious! So far every recipe I have tried of yours has been a hit! I added in sweetened coconut flakes…PERFECT. :)

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Alice Currah July 4, 2013 at 4:02 am

So glad you enjoyed them!

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merry jennifer July 5, 2013 at 8:51 am

This recipe may be the one that is going to tip me over into finally buying some popsicle molds. I love the combination of chocolate and banana. Can’t wait to try these, Alice.
(Hope you had a good 4th!)

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Food Concessions July 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I have always loved the vegan dairy-free diet to cater for the needs of my vegan friends. I am sure this will make a fantastic addition to my menus. I am happy to have stumbled on your site. Thanks for sharing!

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Jessica July 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I’ve found that using coconut in popsicles is a delicate task, if only because the coconut likes to completely take over even if it’s not the main ingredient.

Those, though, sound fantastic. I’ll have to figure out an excuse to break out the molds soon.

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Recipes July 12, 2013 at 8:51 am

Thank you! I love your recipes!

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