Unicorn Horn Banana Paletas (and other varieties)

I saw this recipe which seemed very simple and a hit for the children in my life whose parents are sugar conscious….and myself! After seeing the recipe which originally called for greek yogurt, I looked up other recipes to give them a whirl. Unfortunately give them a whirl takes on another meaning entirely when you see how the banana flavored look because they look well, a little bit, more than a little bit ahem, phallic. The unicorn horn was my own little Walmart find and while they look like unicorn horns, I have seen more penises than horned winged horses, and my mind went there. I have not, seen many many but if I am being honest I have yet to set eyes on a real mythical creature except on my favorite Ancient Aliens on the History channel. These would be unusually pointy “penne” as we say but I am sure they look like somebody’s. Something tells me pointy penne are not as rare a creatures who can speak through their minds and fly you to work on their back.

Some recipes called for greek yogurt, some called for vanilla traditional yogurt, and some call for the combination of sugar and milk. Since my bananas I originally used were super ripe I thought I was not gonna use a recipe which called for added sugar because the whole point was to find a low sugar treat. I was pleasantly surprised with the greek yogurt variety, but was not sure the children in my life would be so into the signature tartness of greek yogurt. I then made strawberry with greek yogurt, and they were sweet, tart and berry berry. Lastly I tried traditional sweetened lowfat vanilla yogurt with strawberries and found out I am actually a grown up because I missed the bite of the Greek yogurt version. I’ve provided both recipe varieties and while I love milk, I did not use the recipe which required him because what would I do with the role milk version?

Ingredients  cup of Greek vanilla yogurt or traditional vanilla yogurt  cup of bananas, (apex 2 sm bananas)  for strawberry version - 5-6 good strawberries  tsp of vanilla

Ingredients

cup of Greek vanilla yogurt or traditional vanilla yogurt

cup of bananas, (apex 2 sm bananas)

for strawberry version - 5-6 good strawberries

tsp of vanilla

Add the yogurt, vanilla and fruit of your choosing to your medium mixing bowl. Use your hand blender to puree the mixture until smooth. Pour the liquid into the mold and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours. To release your pops, run the pop you wish to eat under running hot water for 30-60 seconds, twist, and voila!

Add the yogurt, vanilla and fruit of your choosing to your medium mixing bowl. Use your hand blender to puree the mixture until smooth. Pour the liquid into the mold and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours. To release your pops, run the pop you wish to eat under running hot water for 30-60 seconds, twist, and voila!

Yes, I just spent a paragraph telling you what this might look like to some people.  It still tastes good and even better, makes me laugh!

Yes, I just spent a paragraph telling you what this might look like to some people. It still tastes good and even better, makes me laugh!