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Healthy summer treats

You'll love these easy frozen banana lollies. They are fun to make, delicious and a fantastic healthy alternative when you fancy a cooling summer treat


When the weather is hot and the urge for an ice cream strikes, try substituting frozen yoghurt – there are lots of different varieties available in supermarkets these days. Better still, for a super-healthy frozen summer treat try these dark chocolate-dipped frozen bananas. Really simple and fun to make and a perfect swap! Try these recipes:

Banana lollies

  • Peel some bananas, impale them on a stick, and freeze them for an hour.
  • Melt a batch of dark chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering wate or in the microwave. (How much dark chocolate depends on how many bananas you want to dip; about 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips per four bananas does the trick.)
  • Dip the frozen bananas until coated.
  • Place bananas on a plate covered with a sheet of waxed paper and freeze them again for about 30 minutes.

Banana bites

  • For a bite-sized version try slicing the bananas into chunks
  • Place chunks in the freezer for one hour
  • Coat chunks in melted chocolate (as above)
  • Push cocktail sticks into each bite 
  • Return to the freexer for half an hour

TOP TIP: For variation try rolling the bananas in chopped nuts or sprinkles straight after dipping them in chocolate.

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