3-Ingredient Creamy Banana Mango “ice cream”

Have you ever tried blending frozen bananas?  Well if not, it’s about time you did.  I promise, once you try this frozen treat, you be hooked!  Ok it’s not exactly ice cream since no milk and cream are involved but it sure has the consistency of a creamy ice cream! And even more refreshing! I add whole milk yogurt to my frozen bananas and mangos along with a dash of vanilla extract and came up with this masterpiece… Yes I’ll toot my own horn on this one 😉 My kids love this treat and I feel good about giving them fresh frozen fruits with no added sugar versus anything pre-packaged.  Oh and by the way, the cost of creating these pops is way less than anything you would buy in a package! Healthy + Cost efficient = winner in my book of recipes.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 banana, sliced and frozen (place in freezer overnight for best consistency)

1 cup frozen mango chunks

1/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt (or lowfat)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional but I found this really enhanced the flavor!)

Directions:

  1. Place frozen bananas and mango in a good blender and increase speed slowly from low to high.  Blend about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add in the yogurt and vanilla if using.
  3. Blend until consistency is nice and creamy.
  4. Now pour the mixture into Popsicle molds and freeze OR simply pour into a freezer safe bowl with lid and scoop out when you want a treat!
  5. Be sure to let the mixture freeze for another 2 hours, especially if you want a harder texture. Enjoy!!

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