These popsicles are bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Really. Not even just silly, crazy bananas, but also packed full of banana flavor and actual bananas. I’m at the beach this week on vacation with my family and I’m currently typing this up on the deck of our rental beach house (see my current view below), so I wanted to post something super summery. I love bananas and I knew I wanted to do a banana pudding pop, so I started thinking about what to include and the box of Nilla Wafers in my cupboard kept calling out to me. It was a good call. These pudding pops are cold and creamy and perfectly sweet and refreshing. You get big bites of real bananas and the wafers get kind of soft and cakey. It’s a perfect summer dessert for a hot day and each popsicle is only 69 calories!
My popsicle molds hold about a ½ cup is liquid or ingredients in each section. I can’t remember where I found them, but they are just like these ones on Amazon. You can obviously make these in any popsicle mold, or in Dixie cups with popsicle sticks, but I like these because if your popsicle gets drippy you can suck all the juices out through the sippy straw built into the handle. Genius.
Oak Island, NC
Ba-nilla Pudding Pops
Source: Emily Bites Original
1 box Sugar Free Banana Cream Instant Pudding Mix (I used Royal brand because my store didn’t have the Jell-O brand in this flavor, but they definitely make it as well – either one works)
2 cups cold skim milk
1 medium banana, sliced into thin rounds
10 Nilla Wafers, broken into large pieces (thirds)
1. In a medium bowl, beat together the pudding mix and milk with a whisk until combined.
2. Using 8 (1/2 cup) popsicle molds, spoon some pudding into each mold and push down to make an initial pudding layer. Drop in a couple banana slices and a piece or two of wafers. Cover the banana and wafer layer with more pudding and push down with your spoon to make sure the pudding fills all the gaps between the bananas and wafers. Do another banana and wafer layer and finish with the remaining pudding to fill each mold.
3. Place in freezer for several hours until frozen through (I did mine overnight).
Yields 8 popsicles. WW P+: 2 per popsicle (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per popsicle from myfitnesspal.com: 69 calories, 13 g carbs, 1 g fat, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber