Pineapple Banana Popsicles

Creamy, dreamy Pineapple Banana Popsicles. These popsicles are a delicious  treat for both kids and adults alike. Just a few simple ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, naturally sweet treat!

These popsicles give me vacation vibes, even if it’s just for the moment while I am enjoying these. It has a similar taste to a Piña Colada, just without the alcohol and using banana and soymilk instead of the coconut milk. I have been loving using pineapple in my recipes lately, cold smoothie-like recipes or even roasted for salsas or paired with tofu and veggies. It’s a pretty versatile fruit!

If you love this recipe (or maybe you aren’t a fan of pineapple), be sure to check-out my Strawberry Banana Popsicle recipe. My family loves both of these recipes— and I hope you do too!

A few notes before you get started:

FRESH VS. FROZEN: You can use fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe. If you are using frozen fruit, be sure to thaw it out slightly before blending.

POPSICLE MOLDS: If you don’t have a popsicle mold, feel free to use ice cube trays and make little frozen bites! I love doing this with smoothies, like my Minty Green Smoothie.

NICE CREAM: If you prefer to have nice cream instead, check-out my Pineapple Banana Nice Cream recipe.

PLANT-BASED MILK: Feel free to use whichever unsweetened plant-based milk of choice. I prefer a calcium- fortified soy milk because of it’s nutritional profile (also a good source of protein).

NUT BUTTER: You can also swap in a cashew butter or sunflower butter in this recipe if you don’t have almond butter. You can omit the nut/ seed butter if you want, but the texture will be much more icy than smooth- the fat from the nut butter helps keep the popsicle creamy when it freezes.

 

Ingredients:

4 cup fresh pineapple

2 cup fresh banana

3 Tablespoons almond butter

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup unsweetened soymilk

Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds (makes enough for a mold with 10-12 cavities). Freeze the mixture for at least 4-6 hours, but overnight might be preferred for a full freeze.
  3. Remove the popsicles from the molds when set and enjoy!
  4. If you have any leftover mixture, add some ice to the blender and blend until smooth. It’s a tasty little treat you can enjoy while you wait for your popsicles to be ready!