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Strawberry-Banana Combo Fruit Pop

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Strawberry-Banana Combo Fruit Pop

Combine two great flavors in one fruit pop that's both sweet and tart.

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Total time: Up to 24 hours to freeze 

Yield: 6 to 8 pops

 
Strawberry-Banana Combo Fruit Pop

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1/2 cup water, if needed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Set freezer to high.
  2. Combine strawberries, 1 tbs. sugar and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth (if needed, add water.) Pour strawberry mixture into pop molds about half way. Rinse out blender.
  3. Combine frozen bananas, yogurt, 1 tbs. sugar and extract in blender. Blend ingredients until smooth. Add banana mixture to molds until almost full. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and place in freezer. When the pops are slushy, slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze until firm, up to 24 hours.
  4. Remove pops from freezer. Run molds under warm water and thaw for about five minutes. Thaw 2 to 3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to release pops from mold and serve.