A wonderful snack or dessert your family will love. These really could be renamed Carob Banana pops, because they make the cutest banana ice pops! Another grand recipe from Nourishing Traditions.


Banana-Carob Delights

Serves 8


  • 2/3 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate extract (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cream (preferably not ultra pasteurized)
  • 4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Toothpicks or ice pop sticks


  1. Put carob powder, butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate extract, cream, and salt in a double boiler.
  2. Cook gently, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Slice bananas and stick a toothpick or ice pop stick in each.
  4. Dip each slice in the carob syrup and roll in chopped nuts if you want. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, cover, and freeze.