Easy, creamy, and delicious recipe for banana date popsicles made with Greek yogurt and sweet coconut cream

Coco Banana Date Pops

Only 2 more nights left in this apartment. The fridge and stove are gone, the freezer is being unplugged tonight, and ALL of our dishes are packed. We’re ready. Antsy, actually.

The funniest thing happened to me on Monday. Without a fridge or stove, Paul and I decided that we should invite his bosses and their wives over for dinner as a “thank you for being so awesome over the past 4 years” gift. I figured using the slow cooker would be our best bet since we didn’t have a BBQ, but just when I was about to start cooking the meal, the power went out. I freaked out a little.

Uhhh, see here:

Coco Banana Date Pops

What ended up happening was that I prepared dips, cheese, bread, olives, etc., in the dark by candle light, made the salads, and then had everything “on the ready” to begin slow cooking (on HIGH) and toaster oven-ing when/if the power went back on. At 7:00pm we got our electricity back and things started cookin’.

It was a success! We ended up eating around 9:30pm, but it was a hoot, and everyone thought it was funny.

Coco Banana Date Pops

This evening when I go home, I’m going to eat the last of these popsicles, unplug my freezer and camp in my empty apartment for 1 night. I made these delicious pops for Popsicle Week, an annual event thrown by Billy at Wit and Vinegar for bloggers to share icy pops that make life sparkle.

Coco Banana Date Pops

I decided to go with this recipe because I wanted something naturally sweetened and have been wanting to play with this flavour combination in a posicle for a while now! These are SO creamy, dreamy. I hope you like them!

Coco Banana Date Pops

Coco Banana Date Pops

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6-7

Ingredients

  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1 cup sweet cream of coconut (or full fat coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Soak dates in hot water for about 5 minutes to soften them. Remove dates from the water and add to a high speed blender along with the coconut milk, greek yogurt, banana and cinnamon. Blend ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Pour into 6-7 popsicle molds and freeze until solid (about 4 hours or overnight).
  3. To unmold, dip the popsicle molds in running water or leave out for a few minutes.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Once Upon a Cutting Board

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2016/06/22/coco-banana-date-pops/

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16 Responses to Coco Banana Date Pops

  1. Oh no – I can’t believe you lost power! Glad it finally came on and you were able to get your meal out. These popsicles look awesome – love that they are naturally sweetened with dates!

  2. Nanny says:

    You are such an amazing young woman Katrina. Most people would have cancelled dinner plans or gone out for supper. You made the evening full of fun and laughter and I bet very relaxed . Your guests will remember that evening for a long time. Montreal will miss you both but what an exciting time you both will have moving to such a beautiful province . Wishing you safe journey and a fridge etc that works when you get there 🙂

  3. I am fully convinced dates are like the best things ever. I use them in smoothies all the time but never in ice pops! These look awesome!

  4. I can’t believe you lost power for such a big dinner with Paul’s bosses!! I would have freaked out with a capital F. But it sounds like you really rallied and made the best of it, I really admire that! 😀 Also, these popsicles look absolutely amazing, girl!

    • katrina says:

      I DID freak out! lol. At one point I simply stated to my guests that “the main course may never be ready, but we have lots of cheese!”

  5. I love dates and these sound delicious!! Have safe travels 🙂

  6. Oh man, love this combo!!!! Happy #popsicle week, lady! <3

  7. Medha says:

    Aren’t dates just the best? love the natural sweetness of these pops 🙂

  8. Bahahaha – I would have for sure just given up and ordered take-out. I love that you did it by CANDLELIGHT – my hero. I’ll split your last pop with you??

  9. cakespy says:

    OMG I need these in my life and in my mouth!

  10. Izzy Bruning says:

    Oh my goodness these look amazing!
    Sorry to hear about your power going out but well done for handling it!
    Izzy | https://plantbasedizzy.wordpress.com/

  11. I love dates – I would love this! Yay, Popsicle Week!

  12. Girl more power to you to make dinner in the DARK. I’d have given up and ordered sushi, no joke. Also I keep missing Popsicle Week, I need to get in on this next year!

  13. That sounds like a very stressful situation! You have a great attitude! These popsicles look yummy and creamy!

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