These Banana Chai Popsicles combine the natural sweetness of banana with the aromatic spices of chai for a unique, refreshing popsicle.
When it’s unbearably hot/humid outside, there comes a point when I don’t even feel like eating…nothing sounds good.
(And that’s saying a lot coming from a girl who likes food.)
I know I’m not alone in this. For most of us, frozen treats are another story though. In the throes of summer’s heat, popsicles, ice cream, and smoothies are a welcome cool down.
The only way I can really justify eating popsicles all day long is by making them full of fruit like these pops. Banana blends up to a super creamy consistency and its natural sweetness is nicely offset by the spices in masala chai. They’re dreamy.
- ¾ cup (180 ml) very strong brewed chai tea, cooled (see Note)
- 2 large very ripe bananas (with lots of brown spots), peeled
- Add the chai tea and bananas to a blender or food processor and process until completely smooth. Taste and add stevia or honey if desired (the sweetness of the banana is enough for me).
- Spoon the banana mixture into popsicle molds, making sure not to fill the molds over the “fill” line, since liquid expands as it freezes. (My molds are 2 ½ oz/75 ml and I got exactly 7 popsicles.) Gently tap the mold a couple times on a hard surface to help any air bubbles escape, then insert the sticks.
- Transfer to the freezer and freeze completely, about 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size of your popsicles and how cold your freezer is. To easily unmold the popsicles, dip the plastic bottoms in warm water and they should slide right out.
- Once unmolded, wrap each popsicle individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer.