Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops: Cool and Creamy Frozen Delights!

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Get ready to beat the heat with a delicious and refreshing frozen treat that the whole family will love! These Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops are a perfect combination of creamy yogurt, sweet banana, and a hint of chocolatey goodness. In this blog post, we'll guide you through a simple recipe that you can make with your young kids. So, grab your aprons and let's dive into the delightful world of Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops!

Let's Make Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops:

Makes: 4 servings

  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt- WIC Approved Item
  • 1 medium banana- WIC Approved Item
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ice cube tray (or paper cups)
  • Popsicle sticks (or cut paper straws)
  1. Start by mashing the banana with a fork. Smoosh the banana until it becomes smooth and mushy. This is a fun activity that young kids can help with!
  2. In a bowl, mix the mashed banana and low-fat vanilla yogurt together. Stir well to ensure that the banana and yogurt are fully combined. This creates a creamy base for our frozen treats.
  3. Add the cocoa powder to the banana-yogurt mixture. The cocoa powder adds a delightful hint of chocolate flavor. Stir again to incorporate the cocoa powder evenly throughout the mixture.
  4. Next, divide the mixture into 4 small paper cups or 8 mini muffin cups. These will serve as molds for our popsicles. If using paper cups, you can place popsicle sticks in the center. If using mini muffin cups, you can use cut paper straws as handles.
  5. Place the filled cups or muffin cups in the freezer. Allow them to freeze completely. This usually takes around 4-6 hours, but it's best to leave them overnight to ensure they are fully frozen.
  6. Once the popsicles are frozen, remove them from the freezer. Gently tear off the paper cups or pop out the popsicles from the muffin cups. If using ice cube trays, you can simply pop them out.
  7. Now, it's time to enjoy your homemade Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops! Take a bite and savor the creamy, cool goodness. They make a perfect frozen treat to beat the summer heat.
Why We Love Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops:
  1. Delicious and Nutritious: These frozen yogurt pops are not only tasty but also a healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream treats. The combination of low-fat vanilla yogurt, banana, and cocoa powder provides a good source of calcium, vitamins, and minerals.
  2. Easy and Fun to Make: This recipe is a fantastic opportunity to involve young kids in the kitchen. They can help mash the banana, mix the ingredients, and assist in pouring the mixture into the molds. It's a hands-on experience that encourages kids to explore their culinary skills.
  3. Customizable and Creative: Feel free to get creative with your Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops. You can add a sprinkle of chopped nuts, a drizzle of honey, or even some colorful sprinkles for extra fun. Let your imagination run wild and create your own unique flavor combinations.
  4. Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it's a hot summer day, a special treat after dinner, or a fun snack for a playdate, Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops are always a hit. They're a great way to cool down and enjoy a sweet treat guilt-free.

Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops are a delicious and nutritious frozen delight that your family will enjoy. With the perfect combination of creamy yogurt, sweet banana, and a touch of cocoa, these popsicles offer a cool and refreshing treat for any occasion. Whether you're looking to beat the summer heat, enjoy a special dessert, or have a fun snack during a playdate, these pops are the answer. So, gather your ingredients, involve your young ones in the kitchen, and create memories as you make these delightful Banana Cocoa Yogurt Pops together. With every icy bite, you'll taste the joy and satisfaction of creating something homemade and delicious. Enjoy the cool sweetness and the smiles that these frozen treats bring to your family's faces!

Recipe adapted from MyPlate Kitchen

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