Recipe: Chocolate Banana Funky Monkey Popsicles

Avatar photo Staff June 10, 2020
chocolate banana popsicles

Looking for a fun dessert idea that’s not loaded with sugar? These popsicles are a fun treat for kids (or adults) of all ages, and they’re dairy-free, gluten-free and low in added sugar as well!


  •  1 14-oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  •  ¼ cup water
  •  ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  •  2 Tbsp. raw honey
  •  2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  •  2 large bananas cut into 18-24 slices
  •  4 oz. dark chocolate chips
  •  1 tsp. coconut oil
  •  ⅓ cup chopped almonds or pistachios
  •  Sea salt


  1. Drop 3-4 banana slices into each freezer pop mold and set aside.
  2.  Place coconut milk, water, vanilla, honey and cacao in a blender and blend until well combined.
  3. Fill freezer pop molds with coconut milk mixture, being careful not to overfill and to allow for expansion when the pops freeze.
  4. Insert sticks into molds. If using wooden sticks, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the filled molds and gently poke sticks through the foil to keep them upright until pops freeze solid.
  5. Place pops in freezer and freeze 4 hours or overnight, until solid.
  6. When ready to dip pops in chocolate, remove from the molds and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer until you’re ready to dip them in chocolate.
  7. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in small glass bowl set over a small pan of simmering water (or in a double boiler). Stir gently until smooth and liquefied.
  8. Remove pops from the freezer and dip the top of each pop in the melted chocolate or drizzle over the pops using a spoon. Allow excess chocolate to drip off before rolling in chopped nuts and sprinkling with sea salt.
  9. Return pops to baking sheet and store in freezer until ready to serve.

Recipe from Real Food Dietitians