Remember when one-ingredient banana ice cream broke the Internet? Banana ice cream! To make it you simply put a few frozen sliced bananas in a food processor and blended them until they achieved the consistency of soft serve. Pop them into the freezer and sure enough, you had a frozen, scoopable “ice cream” that was healthy, vegan, and sugar-free.
We’re bringing it back, giving it a tahini swirl, and turning it into popsicles! Because everything’s better on a stick. And with a tahini swirl.
Not everyone has a popsicle mold so we’re showing you how you can make these pops in a loaf pan — but feel free to use those molds if you’ve got them.
You can also swap Tahini for almond butter, chocolate chips, strawberry preserves, granola, or even add some other frozen fruit like strawberries or blueberries - whatever you like. These couldn’t be easier, and when was the last time you gave permission to eat ice cream for breakfast?
- 6 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or to taste)
- Line an 8” x 4” loaf pan with plastic wrap (you can use a 9” x 5” pan if that’s what you’ve got), leaving an overhang on all sides.
- Place the bananas in your food processor and process till crumbly. Scrape down the sides and continue processing the bananas will become smooth, and then thick and creamy with a consistency similar to soft-serve ice cream.
- Meanwhile whisk the tahini and maple syrup till smooth taste and adjust sweetener if needed.
- Spread half the ice cream into your loaf pan and smooth with the back of a spoon.
- Drizzle half the tahini mixture over. Repeat with remaining ice cream and tahini. Use a thin sharp knife to swirl the mixture together; rap the pan on the counter to level.
- Cover the pan with plastic wrap, making sure it makes contact with the surface of the ice cream. Use a small knife to make two rows of slits and insert your popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight.
- Use the plastic wrap to transfer the ice cream to a cutting board carefully remove the top layer of plastic and peel back the sides. Use a large sharp knife to cut the loaf down the middle and then crosswise into individual “pops”. Serve immediately or keep frozen