I’m not going to grouse about how it still feels like early spring in Seattle, and how it rained this weekend. Instead, I will tell you about our latest treat in the freezer, that I can’t seem to make enough of. This is one of the best summer treats I can think of to make at home. These frozen dipped banana pops are so easy to make you must give it a try if you like bananas.
I didn’t experience my first chocolate coated banana until I was in my 20’s, on a break from biking around Martha’s Vineyard, a beautiful island off the New England coast. I stopped at a local grocery store and noted this unique treat among all the ice cream pops and cups. I couldn’t imagine why this frosty treat was not an option on the ice cream truck menu, which is my greatest exposure to quick, cold treats on a hot, sunny day. It seemed like it fit right in with strawberry shortcake ice cream bars and fudge popsicles.
In this recipe, I offer you two kinds of coatings: chocolate, and vanilla – a dairy-free, SCD version of vanilla using cashew cream. To make a white chocolate dipped banana, just replace the chocolate chips in the chocolate coating recipe with white chocolate chips.
Do you think I could use cocoa butter instead of coconut oil in the vanilla version to make them chocolate and also SCD legal?
Thank you! I used to get frozen bananas when I visited the San Diego Zoo on vacation as a kid. I looked forward to getting one when I was there. I’m going to really enjoy these.
I lived in the Seattle area and remember one year when summer never really got out of the gate. I’m now in Nashville and we broke the all-time record high on Friday when we hit 109. Enjoy Seattle 🙂
I guess you store these frozen b/c the recipe is for “frozen” bananas. I’d like to try the coating for low carb cake pops — will the coating hold up (stay hardened) at room temp?
It might not – the reason it sticks so well is that it freezes on contact with the frozen bananas.
I’ll have to give these a try, with maybe a modification or two. I have to use dark chocolate! lol
My first ever frozen banana was at Disneyland when I was about 8. Since the temperature here in CA is hitting close to 100 this recipe is in perfect timing. Have never seen a vanilla or white chocolate version. May have to try those first.
You continue to delight with you innovative recipes for all us SCD-ers. Thanks for all your generosity and sharing.
My pleasure 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful easy but delicious snack. I believe almonds may compliment quite well with the chocolate and bananas.
Yes, almonds go great 🙂
These look DELISH! 🙂 What a fun treat for us SCDers out there! Thanks!!
Your welcome Allie! Just read your bio – my son is a red head as well – very special place in my heart for red-heads 🙂 Be well.
Oh really? How magical!! 🙂 I love seeing other red-heads. It makes me smile, there’s always a special connection! Thank you, Erica. I’m on the road to wellness & so far, it’s been a success!! Thanks for all your SCD recipes!
My favorite! I’ve only done chocolate banana pops, I’ll have to try the vanilla. Thx for sharing.