You can substitute regular sugar for the Stevia or Lucuma powder or use coconut or palm sugar in this recipe. You can also use regular cocoa powder instead of raw cacao powder, if you like.
BANANA FUDGE POPS
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Dietary||Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, Plant-based, Vegetarian|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable|
|By author||Aloha Cooks|
- 2 cups Coconut or Almond Milk, unsweetened (from a carton 50 cals/cup or less or substitute regular milk)
- 1 Banana (the riper the banana, the sweeter this will be)
- 3 tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder (or substitute cocoa powder)
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Guar or Xanthan Gum (optional - added to commercial frozen confections to soften)
- 6 drops 100% Stevia liquid
- 1 tablespoon Lucuma powder (from Lucuma fruit, used in South America to flavor ice cream)
You can use regular Dutch or alkaline processed cocoa powder if you don't want to use raw cacao powder. And you can use regular sugar in place of 100% liquid Stevia or lucuma powder or coconut or palm sugar to sweeten.
|In a food processor or blender, mix banana and one cup of the unsweetened coconut or other milk and 1/4 teaspoon of the guar gum or xanthan gum. Guar or xanthan gum is used in commercial frozen confections to make them "biteable" but can be omitted from this recipe. Fill a stainless steel or BPA free plastic popsicle mold half full with the banana mixture.|
|Rinse out the blender or food processor and mix the remaining one cup of unsweetened coconut or other milk with the raw cacao powder or cocoa powder, the vanilla, the guar or xanthan gum if you are using it along with one of the following sweeteners of choice: 100% liquid stevia drops, lucuma powder, coconut or palm sugar, or regular sugar and mix well. Add the mixture to the top of the banana mixture in the popsicle mold, insert the sticks, then freeze until solid.|