Banana Berry Milk Popsicles

by Silvia on July 30, 2013 · 7 comments

in Recipes / Recetas

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Banana Berry Milk Pops

This post was written while participating in my partnership with the National Dairy Council, but, as always, all opinions are my own.

Today, I want to share a simple recipe that blends some of nature’s best foods all into one yummy treat.

Milk pops, or paletas de leche, as we call them in Spanish, are a favorite treat in our house. They are easy to make and can be packed with lots of good stuff, like yummy fruit, calcium rich yogurt, delicious milk and even veggies! My kids love them and it’s a great way to help them get their vitamins, minerals and calcium.

Banana berry milk pop

If you’ve read this blog for awhile, you know the central role dairy products play in my family’s diet. Whether it’s a refreshing glass of milk, creamy yogurt, or flavorful cheese, dairy foods taste great and help make our lives better and they play a huge role in our family’s culinary history.

I’ve mentioned before how drinking the same amount of milk, but in smaller portions, helped a family member manage his lactose intolerance. These delicious milk pops are great for him. Also, the recipe works great with low-fat lactose free milk, same flavor, same nutrition!

I like using the small plastic cups because they are ready in less time and they are the perfect size for younger kids

This recipe is easy to make, full of flavor, and packed with antioxidants, vitamins and calcium. I used low-fat milk. The ripe banana and frozen berries bring most of the sugar to the recipe, so it calls for just one more tablespoon of sugar for all 7 milk pops!!  Here’s the recipe.

Banana Berry Milk Pops

Yields 7 milk pops

Preparation time: 10 minutes

From Start to Finish: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
  • 1 T of sugar
  • 1 cup of low fat milk or 1 cup low-fat lactose free milk

You will also need

  • 7 (125 ml or 4.22 oz) plastic cups
  • 7 popsicle sticks

Peel the banana and drop in a blender, add the berries, sugar and milk. Blend well. Pour the mixture into the 7 plastic containers and put them into the freezer.

After 45 minutes, check the pops, if they are firm, add a popsicle stick to each one and leave them in the freezer until solid.

Enjoy!

Do you have someone in your family who is lactose intolerant? Find out all kinds of great information about managing lactose intolerance here.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

July 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm valmg @ From Val's Kitchen 1

I love berries, milk and ice pops. These look sooooo good!

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July 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm Mel @ Outnumbered 3 to 1 2

Oh my goodness, YUM!!! What a great idea!

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July 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm Jennifer Medeiros 3

These popsicles soud delicious, my mouth is watering!

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July 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm Nancy Polanco (@WhispersInspire) 4

Uyyyy que rico! Who would have thought how easy they are to make. We always have frozen blueberries at hand for smoothies but, to make paletas, I must try this!

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July 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm Melanie S. 5

Ooh, this looks like a delicious way to get my son to consume more milk. Thanks!

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July 31, 2013 at 9:46 am Margarita Ibbott ~ @DownshiftingPRO 6

Thanks for the recipe. They look delicious. I love your photographs too. What kind of camera did you use? So nicely done!

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July 31, 2013 at 10:46 am Silvia 7

Thank you Margarita, they were delicious! I used a Cannon Rebel T2i

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