Frozen Banana Ice Creams Choc Tipped
It was quite hard to photograph these frozen banana ice creams. I did take a couple of shots of the kids eating them, but they just looked really wrong!

Lucky they are super easy to make and taste delicious. Frozen banana really does have this ice creamy taste to it. The first time I made them was for my daughter’s second birthday party. It was a luau theme and these choc tipped bananas were very popular with the little ones. They were perfect for the hot day of the party.

I have been going through my favourite birthday party food recipes recently, collating them for an e-book I have been writing. It will be released next week (Tue), so if you like the idea of having an at home party for your kids and want to make it as easy as possible for yourself, be sure to check in next week.

Frozen banana ice creams

Obviously you only need to make as many bananas as you have kids and adults that will want to eat them. With bananas still being quite expensive here in Australia, these were quite a treat for us!
Ingredients:

  • 10 bananas
  • 10 popsicle sticks
  • 200 grams chocolate

Method:

1. Line trays with baking paper.

2. From one end of the banana, cut about 1.5cms to leave a flat base.

3. Insert the popsicle stick into the flat end of each banana. Sticks should go in about half way, so the kids can use the remainder as a handle. (I actually didn’t have popsicle sticks when I made them this time. We only had wooden skewers so I just used them.)

4. Put bananas on tray and freeze for about an hour.
Frozen Banana Ice Creams

5. Before taking the bananas out of the freezer, break up chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.

6. Melt chocolate in the microwave on high for a minute. Stir. If chocolate is not fully melted continue to heat for 15 second bursts until chocolate is fully melted.

7. Remove bananas from freezer and dip into chocolate. Use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over if this is easier for you. The chocolate sets quite quickly with the help of the cold from the frozen banana.

8. Place back on the lined tray. When all bananas are dipped, place back in the fridge until chocolate has set. This will take about an hour.
Frozen Banana Ice Creams Choc Tipped

9. Once choc has set, store the bananas in an airtight container in the freezer until served.

Frozen Banana Ice Creams
 
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Recipe type: desserts
Ingredients:
  • 10 bananas
  • 10 popsicle sticks
  • 200 grams chocolate
Method:
  1. Line trays with baking paper.
  2. From one end of the banana, cut about 1.5cms to leave a flat base.
  3. Insert the popsicle stick into the flat end of each banana. Sticks should go in about half way, so the kids can use the remainder as a handle. (I actually didn’t have popsicle sticks when I made them this time. We only had wooden skewers so I just used them.)
  4. Put bananas on tray and freeze for about an hour.
  5. Before taking the bananas out of the freezer, break up chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  6. Melt chocolate in the microwave on high for a minute. Stir. If chocolate is not fully melted continue to heat for 15 second bursts until chocolate is fully melted.
  7. Remove bananas from freezer and dip into chocolate. Use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over if this is easier for you. The chocolate sets quite quickly with the help of the cold from the frozen banana.
  8. Place back on the lined tray. When all bananas are dipped, place back in the fridge until chocolate has set. This will take about an hour.
  9. Once choc has set, store the bananas in an airtight container in the freezer until served.

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

Baking: 100s of biscuits – getting the kids to make them doubles as a great school holiday activity.

Monday: Slow Cooker Rogan Josh

Tuesday: Cottage Pie

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Moroccan Minted Beef

Friday: Scrambled Eggs

Saturday: Grand Final Day (Go Pies!) – Mini Hamburgers and Mini Hot Dogs

Sunday: Chicken Schnitzel and Steamed Veg

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.

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7 comments...read them below or add one

  • Jessica September 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Hi, I love this idea and will have to put these banana delights together for my family this summer…thank you for sharing!

  • emma September 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Yum. We love these. It works beautifully with strawberries too. I’ve also seen play school (I know!) do them by dipping them in honey, then rolling in coconut and then freezing them. Certainly looking forward to your ebook with simple party foods – always looking for more of those!

  • Christie-Childhood 101 September 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I had the same photography challenge a little while ago when we made some homemade berry popsicles! Wrong would definitely have been the word for it :)

  • kirri September 26, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Aww I haven’t had these since I was a kid. Thanks for bringing them back! I’ll most def make some this summer.

  • Gina September 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Have been making them for years. They are called “Monkey Tails”.

    • PlanningQueen September 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Love the name “monkey tails” thanks for letting us know!

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