Healthier Banana Fudgesicles

Healthier Banana Fudgesicles | Mama Papa BubbaThe other night, Brad went out for Saturday night movie treats after G was in bed.  I requested a fudgesicle, and he came home with a box of 18.  Oy. Several fudgesicles into the box, I decided we’d better come up with a healthier version, stat.

IMG 8717Here’s our line up of ingredients…  Frozen banana chunks, cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, and  pure vanilla.  Plus a popsicle mould of course.

One ingredient ice creamIMG 8724To get started, we basically turned out frozen bananas into one ingredient ice cream by adding small batches into our food processor at a time, blending them into a thick soft serve texture. 

IMG 8726IMG 8728Next, we added some cocoa, a little bit of pure maple syrup, and a little bit of pure vanilla, and blended everything up again to create thick, chocolatey soft serve.

IMG 8731And that’s it.  We simply scooped the soft serve into our popsicle moulds and popped them in the freezer overnight.  

IMG 8931This was the end result.  Thick chocolatey banana pops that are bound to satisfy a sweet tooth or chocolate craving.

IMG 8941What does Miss G think? Well, after finishing her first one, she turned to see mine still almost whole, and said, “Mine’s a little bit almost all gone, Mama, so I want to trade wif you.” as if she was doing me a favour – hah!  Thanks for thinking of your mama, Miss G.

Healthier Banana Fudgesicles

  • 3 medium bananas, frozen
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup (truly optional – they’d be sweet enough without)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla

Blend bananas in a food processor until they reach a thick soft serve consistency.  Add in the cocoa, maple syrup, and vanilla and blend again.  Scoop mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze overnight.



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9 thoughts on “Healthier Banana Fudgesicles

  1. omg…again, so smart and awesome. for us adults I will make a healthy pre and post workout snack with substituting the cocoa with chocolate protein powder. thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Hmmm, I’ll have to get a food processor. Which one do you use? Doesn’t the vita-mix replace the food processor? What’s the advantage of using one over the other for this purpose?

    Ps – Elle wants to ‘trade’ with me all the time too!

    1. Well if you have the Vitamix you don’t really need a food processor! From what I hear, that thing will crush/chop/puree anything in its path. The only advantage to using a food processor in this case is that it doesn’t cost you several hundred dollars for a good one. ;)

  3. Just made these, added a tbsp of peanut butter. Ooh, it took everything we had not to eat them straight from the vitamix!

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