Easy to make refreshing, tangy and delicious these healthy mango popsicles are made with only 3 ingredients, vegan, refined sugar, and gluten free, and completely hit the spot. Kids love these!
Why should I make these mango popsicles?
They probably take 5 minutes of effort. The only thing you need to do really is chop up the mango. If you use ready cubed mango or frozen mango that eliminates even the need for that!
All you need to do is dump the ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth, then pour the mix into popsicle moulds.
For that matter, there’s only 3 ingredients in these! Couldn’t get much simpler.
The popsicles taste fruity, refreshing and delicious, with an intense mango flavor that kids and adults both will love. Perfect for a quick and guilt free dessert in the summer heat.
What do I need to make mango popsicles?
Mango! Mango chunks or cubes, they don’t need to be pretty because they are going to get all blended up. You can use frozen cubes or fresh cubes.
Lime Juice: Just a squeeze of lime will brighten up the flavor of these popsicles
Honey or Maple Syrup: To add a touch of sweetness. I find 3 tablespoons to be perfect, especially if using ripe sweet mangos, but taste the mix after blending and if you think it needs more sweetness feel free to add more!
A powerful blender: I use my Ninja which I’m obsessed with, but any blender will do just fine. Mangoes blend really easily.
Popsicle Moulds: I got mine from Ikea, you can find these in pretty much any kitchen supply shop or online.
How do I make popsicles:
You need to blend together all the ingredients in an electric blender, until smooth and creamy. Popsicles are yummier when they are an even texture without lumps, so be sure to blend thoroughly.
Pour the popsicle mix evenly into the popsicle moulds, I got 6 popsicles out of the mixture. Make sure to leave some space at the top of the moulds because the popsicles will expand when frozen.
Freeze for 5-6 hours, or overnight, and enjoy!
How to get popsicles out of the mould:
If it seems like the popsicles are sticking and reluctant to slide out of the mould casing, don’t panic. All you need to do is run the covered popsicle under warm/hot water for 10-15 seconds or so. Once the outside of the popsicle heats up, they’ll slide right out.
Tips and Tricks for Popsicle Success:
If you think the mixture is too thick, you can add 1/3 cup of water or coconut water.
Use ripe mangos that have natural sweetness, since we aren’t adding too much extra sweetener.
Freeze for at least 4-6 hours so these solidify.
You can add whole berries to the popsicle moulds, like blueberries and raspberries and pour the mango mix on top for a fun little surprise to bite into!
If you liked this recipe, you might like:
- 3 cups diced mango, fresh or frozen both work
- 3 tablespoon honey or maple syrup to keep these vegan
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour mango mixture into popsicle moulds, leaving a little gap at the top because the mix will expand when frozen. I got six popsicles. Transfer to the freezer and freeze for at least 5-6 hours or overnight.
- Remove popsicles from the moulds to enjoy, if they don't come out easily, run the popsicle mould under hot water for a few seconds, then the popsicles will slide right out!