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Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops

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Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops

Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops, a dairy and gluten free (and paleo compatible) treat are perfect for cooling off on hot days without giving up your diet goals!

 

Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops

I hope you’re enjoying the new Sweet C’s Contributor Team – I have been loving all of the delicious things we’ve seen so far!

Today we’re getting a delicious, decadent treat from Meg from A Dash of MegNut that is creamy, sweet and delicious – but can work into low-carb diets (even paleo diets could find some easy swaps!) for this “Nice” Cream pop!

 

 

It’s officially summer! And you know what that means right? Lots and lots of ice cream!

Being a dairy-free girl, I’ve learned to get creative with my definition ice cream (hold the cream, please). So when I heard of banana “nice cream” a few years back I was more than happy to jump on that bandwagon! What is banana nice cream exactly? Well, honestly.. it’s just bananas. You essentially freeze bananas and toss them in a food processor and watch them turn into a luscious, creamy faux ice cream. It’s magic! And healthy too!
My newest favorite way to jazz up my banana nice cream is to make them into these cute little sundae pops. Covered in dark chocolate and fun sprinkles, you really can’t go wrong with these adorable treats! They’re great for birthday parties, summer cook outs, or to hoard in the freezer and eat all by yourself while you watch the Bachelorette (not that I ever do that…)
Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops
 While this recipe does take a little while to make, it’s really easy to do and the hardest part is waiting for the ice cream to freeze at each stage. Trust me, it’s worth the wait! To get the best banana nice cream sundae pops I recommend using a small ice cream scooper. You can do this with just a regular old spoon but the ice cream will melt faster that way when you try to shape it into a ball. So save yourself some hassle, and get the ice cream scooper!
Next time you need a fun treat to put together with the kids or your girlfriends, try these banana nice cream sundae pops. Whether you top them with sprinkles or crushed nuts you’ll have a refreshing and delicious treat every time!
  Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops

Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops
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Serves: 12-18 pops
 
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe frozen bananas, cut into 1 inch chunks (you can also use regular ice cream instead)
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (I use Guittard which is dairy-free)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup sprinkles (chopped nuts also work great)
Special Tools:
  • Food processor
  • small ice cream scoop or melon baller
  • popsicle sticks (around 12-18 depending on how big your scoops are)
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Place banana slices on the baking sheet. Freeze for 2-3 hours until frozen.
  2. Add frozen bananas to a food processor. Process 5-10 minutes, until completely smooth.
  3. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight, until ice cream is firm.
  4. With a small ice cream scoop (or melon baller), scoop out frozen banana nice cream onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place popsicle sticks in the center of each of the nice cream balls being sure to not push through the entire way. Freeze until firm, at least an hour.
  5. In a microwavable bowl, add dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second increments, being sure to stir in between, until the chocolate is just melted. Allow to come to room temperature.
  6. Remove the nice cream pops from the freezer and dip in the chocolate. Immediately cover with rainbow sprinkles or nuts. Place back on the parchment paper and repeat with the remaining pops. Freeze before serving

Banana Nice Cream Sundae Pops

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