Creamy Banana Coconut Popsicles & {a giveaway}

I think I’ve finally found what I want to do with my life.

Creamy Banana Coconut Popsicles

I want to the be person who “takes care of” all those little, lonely pieces of ice cream cone deliciousness.  For some reason I find that video supa soothing and therapeutic.  Like yoga…but better because the room would smell like waffle cones.

And then I want to be the person who finds 18 cute mugs and makes every single one of these.  Then I’d have the photo shoot of all photo shoots.  It’d be fabulous.

Banana Coconut Popsicles (3 of 8)

Welp my vacation didn’t involve any waffle cones or mug cakes but it did involve plain ol’ ice cream.  Specifically the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten. Toasty coconut.  Ahhmygosh.  And it involved this restaurant where you make your own pancakes.  And stuff them with chocolate chips and bananas and peanut butter and umm bacon.  Worth it.

Other vacation things worth noting include that after 5 days at a Hampton Inn in Jekyll Island, I think it is safe to say I have mastered the art of continental breakfast-ing.  1 scoop oatmeal topped with 2 spoonfuls granola + 1 spoonful dried cranberries with a side of eggs.  It’s perfect.  I was actually disappointed when I woke up at home the first day after vacation and realized that there wasn’t a giant bowl of creamy oatmeal awaiting me.  I mean that 60 seconds it takes quick oats to cook is a real inconvenience (…not).

Banana Coconut Popsicles (6 of 8)

So while I was on vacation I got an email from some beautiful people…specifically those beautiful people who work at Chobani.  They said to be expecting a case full of the new Chobani flavors on my doorstep.  Since I was precisely about 673 miles from my doorstep, I had a decision to make… 

Should I have one of my grandmas get the yogurt for me (both of my grandmas live on my street) or should I recruit a neighbor to bring in the yogurt.  Who to trust.  One of my grandmas ended up getting the yogurt for me but I spent the rest of vacation concerned.  Mainly because the grandma that took in the yogurt is the grandma who is tricky.  She’s the grandma who says things like, “No, I don’t want any muffin.”  And then she eats the entire top off your blueberry muffin before you even know what happened.  She’s sneaky that way.

But luckily I came home to my pretty chobani safe and sound.  And then I tasted the first one and had a major revelation because I thought everything was pretty okay in my life, but then I realized that Chobani has now taught me a thing or two about happiness by coming out with a coconut flavored greek yogurt…I mean, how did I survive without it!?  I don’t want to live in a world without coconut greek yogurt because that delicious coconut yogurt makes everything seem perfect.  Dramatic much?  You betcha.

Creamy Banana Coconut Popsicles 

So, want your own case-full of Chobani yogurt happiness? Okay.

Thanks to those previously mentioned beautiful Chobani people, you can be the winner of your very own case! To enter, just leave a comment below telling me why you love Chobani or telling me the most wonderful thing you’ve ever created with greek yogurt.  Enter by midnight on Wednesday, July 10th.  Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, July 12th.

Creamy Banana Coconut Popsicles

Creamy Banana Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients:

2/3 cup vanilla Chobani greek yogurt

1/3 cup full fat coconut milk (allowed to thicken in the fridge overnight)

1 mashed banana

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1. In a bowl, whisk all ingredients together.

2. Divide mixture between 4 popsicle molds.

3. Place in freezer until firm (~6 hours).

4. Run under warm water or allow to thaw slightly before eating.

 [Disclaimer: Chobani has kindly sent their new flavors my way, without compensation. All opinions expressed are my own original thoughts.]