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Make your own frozen treats

Strawberry and Banana popsicles

Craving a homemade frozen treat? Keep reading.

During these hot summer days, you might be looking for delicious frozen treats to enjoy. No fancy ice cream maker? Not a problem.  There are plenty of options that you can make at home that do not require appliances or lengthy preparation.

Fruity popsicles, frozen milkshakes and even your own homemade ice cream can change the way you enjoy desserts at home.

By choosing to make your own fruity treats at home, you are making healthier choices for you and your family.

We have two easy delicious ideas for you today.  For both of these treats you will need a blender (any basic blender will do the job).


a scoop of banana ice cream next to a banana isolated on white background Magic Banana Ice cream

You need:

  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) honey (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) peanut butter (optional)


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately or put into a container and freeze for later. Note: You can add other seasonal frozen fruits such as blueberries or strawberries for variety in flavour.
Nutrition Information: 204 calories, 8.5g fat, 1.7g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 32g carbohydrate, 3.4g fibre,  19g sugars, 4.7g protein, 70mg sodium, 10% DV potassium, 1% DV calcium, 3% DV iron.


Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

You Need:Homemade strawberry popsicles on a white plate

  • 6 Popsicle molds or 6 empty yogurt cups and popsicle sticks
  • 2 cups (500 ml) of strawberries, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) plain Greek yogurt


  1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a bowl and let it sit for 20 minutes. The mixture will become syrupy.
  2. Blend this mix in a blender until pureed.
  3. Add lemon juice and Greek yogurt and pulse a couple of times to mix.
  4. Divide into molds and put in the freezer for at least 8 hours.

Makes 6 popsicles.

Nutrition Information per serving: 85 calories, 1.1g fat, .6g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 4.8mg cholesterol, 15g carbohydrate, 1.1g fibre,  13g sugars, 5.1g protein, 17mg sodium, 3% DV potassium, 5% DV calcium, 1% DV iron.

Which one of these treats will get you through the summer? Feel free to comment below and let us know.

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