Zip Pops is an Australian family business, focused on providing an alternative to those brightly-colored store-bought ice blocks, which are full of preservatives, additives and stabilizers. These BPA-free popsicle molds are perfect to make your own delicious ice blocks at home, ensuring that you have fresh, natural and healthy treats to offer your family.
I've already made dozens of different flavors (strawberry & coconut, coconut & lime, peanut butter, pumpkin pie, just to name a few!), but these strawberry & banana pops are my daughter's absolute favorite and are a staple in our freezer.
These pops are made with loads of fresh strawberries, a ripe banana, milk, a touch of maple syrup and a dash of vanilla extract. My daughter enjoys these popsicles from breakfast through to dessert; they are an anytime treat.
We don't have any dairy allergies in our house, so we usually use a half/half mixture of whole milk and thickened cream. If you're looking for a dairy-free alternative, you can most definitely use almond milk or coconut milk (or any other milk you prefer) in place of the cow's milk in this recipe.
I bet by now you're super interested making some healthy popsicles at home, and I'm happy to announce that I've teamed up with Zip Pops to give you a chance to win your own starter pack worth $33.00! Here are all the details on how to enter:
- Open to residents in Australia only
- Giveaway commences 22 August 2016 and closes 31 August 2016
- Entrants must complete the below Rafflecopter entry form to be eligble
- Prize pack includes 1x 5-pack Zip Pops, 1x 3-pack Pop Grips and 1x Collapsible Funnel for one lucky winner
- Winner will be chosen at random on 1 September 2016
- Prize is supplied by Zip Pops and will be posted to the winner direct from Zip Pops HQ
Now, here's the recipe for these gorgeously pink strawberry & banana pops!
Also pictured above, my vanilla matcha latte popsicles (recipe here).
Strawberry Banana Pops
- 450 g fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
- 1 large ripe banana sliced
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or to taste
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract optional
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve, if desired, to remove strawberry seeds. Using a funnel, pour mixture into Zip Pops moulds up to the fill line, seal and freeze in an upright position for 4-5 hours, or until frozen through. Once frozen, you can store the Zip Pops flat.
- To open Zip Pops, open the seal, or use scissors to cut just above the fill line. Push the pop up from the bottom and enjoy.