Summer is almost here and I have big plans to make popsicles of all kinds. If you are ready to do this too, get out there and buy your molds. As the summer wears on, molds sell out and do not appear again until next summer. I know this from personal experience. The ones I used for this recipe were purchased for $1/per tray (tray has four molds) at Albertson’s. These molds are small (which was good for this high calorie recipe). I do have another set of molds I purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond last year. They are exponentially larger and the stem has a little straw. They are okay. They look and sound cooler than they actually are. But, that’s just me. They are a little bigger than I prefer and the straw is more annoying than useful. I like to use them for my super healthy fruity recipes.
I obtained this Nutella-Banana recipe from Rumkihn Crafts. There is a link at the bottom of this post to the original recipe. There’s been a little controversy over how many calories each pop contains. Rumkihn advertises her recipe as containing 140 calories a pop. This makes sense when you consider the small molds she uses (like the one shown in the picture above). But, the question was triggered by Nutella’s high calorie content. 200 calories per 2 tbs. If you are still curious, here is what she had to say about arriving at the calorie per pop calculation:
Doing my own math for it though, at 110 calories per banana and 16tbsp for a cup of Nutella (with every 2tbsp being 200 calories). In a nutshell this recipe comes out to around 660 calories for the bananas and 1600 calories for the Nutella, for a grand total of 2,260 calories a batch. This recipe fills 16 of my popsicle forms so now we come to 2260 divided by 16 is 141.25 calories. That’s a little different from the calculation at caloriecount but the bananas are always a bit of an estimate depending on their size. With my popsicle forms I can pour about 1/3 a cup of water in each individual part. Since everyone probably has different sizes of popsicle forms a good rule of thumb would be to divide your number of servings by the total calories 2260.
Are you done obsessing about calories yet??? Good.
1 cup of Nutella
1. Put both ingredients in your blender.
2. Blend until very smooth.
3. Pour into Freezer safe container (popsicle forms, use small ones)
4. Wait for them to freeze and then Eat!
You can also substitute Nutella for almond butter. Just follow recipe exactly just swap out the nutella for almond butter.
Recipe from Rumkihn Crafts. Click here.