easy summer dessert banana pops recipe tahini jewish
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Three-Ingredient Banana Tahini Pops Are the Perfect Summer Dessert Hack

These are the easiest pops ever — and healthy too!

Remember when one-ingredient banana ice cream broke the internet? If not, let me refresh your memory.

A while back a “recipe” (if you can call anything with one ingredient a recipe) for banana ice cream went viral. And with good reason. 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.

And like most viral recipes, banana ice cream was soon replaced by the next food trend – and the one after that — and so on.

But 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 ‘em.

And don’t stop there — tahini is just the beginning! You can swap it 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?

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easy summer dessert banana pops recipe tahini jewish
Photo credit Sheri Silver

Banana-Tahini Pops

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The perfect summer dessert hack.

  • Total Time: 12 hours
  • Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

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  • 6 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap (you can use a 9×5-inch pan if that’s what you’ve got), leaving an overhang on all sides.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile whisk the tahini and maple syrup till smooth. Taste and adjust sweetener if needed.
  4. Spread half the banana mixture into your loaf pan and smooth with the back of a spoon.
  5. Drizzle half the tahini mixture over. Repeat with remaining bananas and tahini. Use a thin sharp knife to swirl the mixture together; rap the pan on the counter to level.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  • Author: Sheri Silver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes + freeze overnight
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Quick
  • Cuisine: Holiday

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  • Trisha

    I cannot wait to make these. Thinking they will be my new favorite summer treat!

  • Beth

    Super delicious! I did not make them into pops, and only made 1/2 the recipe, but just scooped some into a bowl after removing from the freezer for about 10 minutes before serving. So satisfying! Thank you.






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