Banana Custard Pops

Well, that was weird. I didn’t mean to take such a long vacation from healthy eating blogging. I promise I haven’t been eating junk the entire time I’ve been gone. I’ve simply been feeling uninspired in the kitchen. Does warm weather ever do that to you? Truth be told, I might not even have a recipe for you today if it weren’t for a friend’s Facebook status yesterday. It’s true, she wrote, “Will someone PLEASE make a popsicle that has vitamins and protein but still tastes good? Because it’s so stinkin’ hot that all I want to eat are popsicles,” and I took it as a personal challenge. 

My very first thought, for a protein rich popsicle, was custard. And I don’t mean anything complicated like actually making a custard and then freezing it, but rather that the concept behind a custard be present.

And, so, I slowly whisked 2 cups of scaled skim milk into four cold and beaten eggs. I added 2 tablespoons of sugar (I added two for the kids, but would probably have only added one for myself) and whisked constantly over medium high heat until the mixture reached a low boil. Then, I quickly removed the mixture from the heat and added 1 tablespoon of molasses, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla

I blended the mixture thoroughly with 3 bananas, 1 cup of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of cocoa. The blended liquid was frothy, at first, so I let it sit for about ten minutes (and scooped the remaining froth from the top) before pouring it into the ice trays. I don’t have any fancy little popsicle makers (although they are now on my list), but I put a piece of foil over the tray to hold the popsicle sticks in place. And, well, it worked good enough for a practice run.

And America’s Kingdom Twindom‘s test kitchen says…

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1 and 1/2 Thumbs…(Actually, he’s asked for about twenty of these today. I have no idea why he looks like he’s being tortured.)

2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!! We hope you’ll enjoy these with your kids!

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  • Heather , June 17, 2010

    Very inventive! Thanks for making this recipe 🙂

  • Muthering Heights , June 18, 2010

    Oooo, those sound great!

  • Cascia , June 18, 2010

    That sounds so good! I wonder if you can make them with strawberries instead. My son is allergic to bananas.

  • Help! Mama Remote... , June 28, 2010

    These look so good.

  • thatgirl , July 25, 2010

    Thanks for posting this! I have a teething toddler who gets super cranky if he doesn't get his protein. He absolutely adores these even when he won't even eat yogurt.

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