It’s the simple things in life that bring me joy. Like when a baby giggles, the smell of spring rain, a walk along the ocean side, the taste of freshly baked bread. Simplicity makes my life easier and when simple is done right it tastes oh so good. These Strawberry Banana Vegan Ice Cream Pops are as simple as they come. With only 3 ingredients, even my husband can make them.
The most important thing you need for these vegan ice cream pops is the mold. I love silicone molds. Using a silicone mold over the hard plastic ones makes the pop, “pop” out, that much easier. I shopped around and found the best place to buy the mold I wanted was from Alibaba express. It holds 8 pops, has the traditional ice cream pop shape and has a cover to hold the popsicle sticks in place. You can go crazy with silicone molds. I should know as I have molds for making cakes, donuts, chocolates, gummy bears and cupcakes; the possibilities are endless.
I had some leftover vegan ice cream mix so rather than drink it down I used my gummy bear mold to make these cute little ice cream bites. Cute, right?
What makes Vegan Ice Cream Pops
If you make vegan ice cream things can get complicated. As a base, you can use cashews, coconut cream, almond milk, coconut milk, agar powder, coconut oil…Then you have endless possibilities for flavors, and of course, you have the question of to churn or not. To churn is more creamy but requires an ice cream machine. Unless you received an ice cream machine as a wedding gift I see no need for another unless kitchen gadget.
For me, I use my handy high powered blender for most of my cooking and baking. With these Vegan Ice Cream Pops, I used the blender to mix together the 3 magic ingredients. Frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and canned full fat coconut milk.
Where’s the sugar?
As you can see from the large ingredient list, sugar is not listed. Personally, I didn’t think these vegan ice cream pops needed the addition of sugar. The strawberries and banana are sweet enough. In my freezer, I keep frozen organic bananas for smoothies. The strawberries are fresh for the picking right now so I have frozen a bunch of them as well. Also, my daughter loves eating strawberries when they are frozen; we all have our weird thing.
I hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as I do. These vegan ice cream pops are sugar-free, healthy, fresh, creamy and oh so delicious.
~Peace & Love your Plants, VeggieVannie
Simple ingredients, sugar-free, fresh and organic.
- 2 Cans Full Fat Coconut Milk Use full fat coconut milk from a can
- 1 Cup Frozen Straberries In season are the sweetest
- 3 Frozen Organic Banana's
Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth
Pour into molds, insert popsicle sticks and freeze until frozen solid