Looking for a fun way to cool down this summer and keep the kids entertained? Try making your own ice pops at home. You can pull off our easy ice pop recipes in no time. Plus, you probably already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen.
The only thing you’ll need to pick up is an 8 oz container of our delicious Vanilla Bean Artisan Flavor, which ships through Amazon. Our new flavor extracts and artisan flavors are perfect for making any kind of frozen dessert, from ice pops to gelato, ice cream, and more.
When we set to work making our natural artisan flavors, we decided to go against the grain. These flavor extracts use the real thing. We didn’t look to artificial, laboratory-“crafted” substitutes when actual vanilla bean was available! Plus, our vanilla bean flavor extract is all natural, preservative-free, shelf stable, and contains no artificial sweeteners.
Nothing but pure vanilla bean flavor here! The rest is up to you. Check out the recipe below…
Banana Vanilla Bean Ice Pop
- 3 bananas
- 1.5 oz Vanilla Bean Artisan Flavor
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¼ cup sugar
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend thoroughly. Pour into ice pop trays or freezer-friendly cups. Allow the ice pops about a half hour to become semi-frozen. After 30 minutes, remove ice pops from freezer and add wooden sticks. Return to freezer and allow 3-5 hours before removing and eating.
3 Great Snacks for Pairing
Looking for some other snacks to go alongside your banana vanilla ice pops? Here are our top recommendations:
- Nut medley. Both vanilla and banana pairs well with salty nuts like peanuts, almonds, and pistachios. Set out a bowl of mixed nuts to accompany these ice pops. Or – if you want to get creative – crush nuts and press the semi-frozen ice pops into them before eating.
- Fresh-cut strawberries. Banana and strawberries. Vanilla and strawberries. You see where this is going.
- Chocolate. Again, we’re talking about bananas and vanilla. Chocolate is hard to say no to…unless you’re a parent with five kids. If that’s the case, you might want to go with the nut medley idea. There’s something about sugar, kids, and summer that can go downhill fast.
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