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These healthy 3 ingredient strawberry banana popsicles are the perfect cool treat for a hot summer day. Sweet, fruity, creamy, and easy. They’re simple and delicious – just like any summer recipe should be!

strawberry banana popsicles with a bite taken from one

These healthy strawberry banana popsicles are summer on a stick. They’re a snap to make and just what the doctor ordered as the temperatures rise. You only need 3 healthful ingredients – strawberries, a frozen banana, and juice. Turn off that oven, crank up the AC, and let’s get popping. 

Tell Me About these Strawberry Banana Popsicles

  • Texture: Smooth and creamy.
  • Flavor: The popsicles are made with strawberries, a banana, and pineapple juice. You can really use any juice here such as apple, orange, or even cranberry. All you taste is sweet refreshing fruit!
  • Ease: Blend, pour, and freeze. That’s all we’re doing!
  • Time: The popsicles take just 10 minutes to prep, but require 8 hours to freeze. If you’re looking for a frozen treat recipe with a shorter freeze time, try these cookie ice cream sandwiches.

Choosing the Right Ingredients

  1. Frozen banana. I like to use a frozen banana because when you blend it up, it creates an ice cream-like base. (More than a regular, unfrozen banana would.) Simply peel a ripe banana, slice into chunks, and freeze. 
  2. Juice. My favorite juice for these pops is pineapple juice because it pairs wonderfully with the sweet strawberries and creamy banana. 
  3. Sweeten it up. Taste the mixture before freezing. If you prefer the popsicles to be sweeter, you can add a bit of honey. I usually don’t– if your strawberries and banana are ripe, the pops will be sweet.
3 images of strawberry banana popsicle mixture in a blender and in popsicle molds and frozen popsicles

What Popsicle Mold Do I Use?

Here’s the popsicle mold that I own. It’s durable, inexpensive, and dishwasher safe. If you don’t want to buy it online, I’ve seen these popsicle molds (and similar brands) at Target, Walmart, major grocery stores, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Any popsicle mold like that will work for this recipe.

Overview: How to Make Strawberry Banana Popsicles

The full printable recipe is below, but let’s walk through it so you understand each step before you get started.

  1. Blend. Blend all of the ingredients together on high speed until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  2. Pour into molds and freeze. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for 8 hours.
  3. Remove popsicles. Run popsicle molds under warm water to easily remove.
strawberry banana popsicles on a white serving tray

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strawberry banana popsicles on a white serving tray

3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 popsicles 1x
  • Category: Frozen Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Healthy strawberry banana popsicles made with only 3 ingredients. Beat the heat with a skinny treat this summer!


Ingredients

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  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled, cut into chunks, & frozen
  • 12 large strawberries, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (or orange juice)

Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together on high speed until smooth – about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed as you go.
  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. If your popsicle mold has slots for sticks, you can insert them before freezing – if not, freeze for 2 hours, then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle (that is what I did). Continue to freeze for an additional 6 hours or overnight – overnight is recommended for easy removal.
  3. Run popsicle molds under warm water to easily remove. Eat on a hot day. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Sweetener: Taste the mixture before freezing. If you prefer the popsicles to be sweeter, you can add a bit of honey. If your strawberries and banana are ripe, you shouldn’t need additional sweetener.
  2. Here is the popsicle mold I use!

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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Made these on Sunday and we had them last night for dessert. My daughters loved them! And so did the grown ups! This is a keeper for sure.

  2. I made these for my children last week pretty much straight after reading your post. We didn’t have pineapple juice at home so we went for orange juice, and these easy / quick treats were a hit with them all! Mel

  3. Just made them! theyre so simple and delicious i wanted to eat the whole thing before they were even frozen hahaha. thank you!

    1. Freezing then whipping bananas turns them into a silky smooth vanilla tasting ice-cream of sorts. Fantastic as a base for these popsicles.

  4. I found this three ingredient strawberry-banana popsicle recipe and thought perfect! I started looking around, I only had frozen strawberries and bananas…no juice. So I improvised and used original soymilk and agave nectar to sweeten it!! It turned out incredible! It’s ultra creamy and sweet, full of flavor! Simple is better.

  5. Hi Sally, i am gonna try these but wanted to know if i could use a couple fresh pineapple slices instead of the juice? would that b ok?

    and thanks for the recipes … been back here a few times using recipes that are healthy and yummy and family pleasing 🙂 

    1. I can’t see why not because the pineapples will let out so much juice when blended. You might need to add a little water to thin the mixture out. Let me know how they turn out.

  6. This recipe is a keeper! Our strawberries in April are not quite ripe and sweet yet, so I added some honey to the listed ingredients. We all loved it; thank you!

  7. I had a bunch of frozen raspberries in my freezer from last year so I used your recipe and it turned out great!!

  8. And I just totaled it up for one large banana, 12 large strawberries and a half a cup of pineapple juice. Comes up 254 cal divided by six Popsicles equals 42 cal each! Wow that is wonderful

  9. I was wondering can you fresh peaches and freeze them in place of the bananas? I love strawberries and peaches. I was wondering can you use apple juice in place of the orange juice?

  10. Made these yesterday and they’re super tasty and refreshing! Kind of like a frozen smoothie. I’ll be making them again and I’m already thinking about other fruits to try in place of the strawberries!

  11. My 3 yr old saw the molds today and begged to make icies. We just whipped up a batch of these delicious treats. We can barely wait until they’re ready to eat. This is our second year using this recipe and we love it!

  12. This looks so delicious, but my boyfriend cannot have citrus. What do you suggest in place of the pineapple juice? Thanks

  13. I don’t currently have pineapple or apple juice, so I was wondering if I could use lemonade to try something new? Maybe like a fruity flavor for the popsicles?

    1. You can certainly give it a try, Sunny! Let us know how it goes.

  14. My grandkids will love these! You mentioned using frozen, thawed, drained strawberries. What if you didn’t drain them, could the juice count as the pineapple juice?
    Thank you & keep up the good work

    1. Hi Sharon! You can try that, but the mixture will be very thick so you will likely still want a bit of pineapple or apple juice to help thin it out a bit. Hope your grandkids enjoy the popsicles!

      1. Thanks Lexi for your reply. I just hated to throw our the strawberry juice, but will certain keep the pineapple juice in mind if they are too thick 😉

    1. We don’t usually include nutrition information as it can vary between different brands of the same ingredients. Plus, many recipes have ingredient substitutions or optional ingredients listed. However, there are many handy online calculators where you can plug in and customize your exact ingredients/brands. Readers have found this one especially helpful: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

  15. I was so excited to try it, especially after waiting 8 hours, but they just tasted like ice.

  16. These look great! I know the grandkids will love them. I think I got rid of my popsicle mold, do you think the little Dixie cups will work for these? I’ve seen them used in a pudding type popsicle. I actually have everything to make them if I can use the cups and orange juice.

    1. Hi Michelle, we haven’t tested it but that should work!

  17. Great recipe! Question about the molds you use – I’d like to use wooden popsicle sticks as pictured in this recipe. Any tips on how you get the wooden sticks to freeze upright? Thanks!

    1. Hi Mary Jane, I kind of hold them upright for a minute or two so they hold place before freezing. Or you can freeze for 20 minutes to slightly thicken the mixture, then move the popsicle stick back to the center if it has slanted over.

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