My kids love frozen stuff so I often give them frozen snacks: frozen peas, corn, yoghurt covered blueberries and frozen yoghurt bites. I also do frozen bananas and these are a massive hit with my kids (me too!). Delicious!
What you need
Paddle Pop Sticks
Yoghurt (or melted chocolate)
Sprinkles: coconut, 100’s & 1000’s, chocolate hail, crushed biscuit
Baking paper & tray
It’s easy but a bit messy.
1. Prepare the working area first. Put about half a cup of vanilla or other flavoured yoghurt into a bowl. Then put sprinkles on smaller plates. I used three different sprinkle toppings (on separate plates). I found it best to freeze the bananas on a metal baking tray covered in baking paper so I got that ready too, so I could put the finished pops directly on the tray once dipped. A large plastic container could be used to freeze the pops too.
2. Peel bananas and cut in half.
3. Press the paddle pop stick deep into the flat base of the banana.
4. Cover the banana in yoghurt by dipping the banana into the bowl and rolling. A teaspoon is useful to cover any bare bits.
5. Easiest way to cover the pops in sprinkles is to gently rest the yoghurt covered banana on a bed of sprinkles and then instead of rolling the banana in the mix, simply sprinkle over the top and sides to cover.
6. Place all banana pops on a tray covered in baking paper and freeze for a couple of hours.
- Use melted chocolate instead of yoghurt (not as healthy though). With the chocolate, you can either eat it at room temperature (once the chocolate hardens) or freeze – both ways are yummy!
- More sprinkle ideas: milo, crushed biscuits.