Refreshing

Mango

Pops

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Sweet, simple, & satisfying these popsicles surely take my imagination to a tropical destination. On a hot & sunny summer day, you can always find me hydrating with my favorite summertime fruits like mangoes!

 

I often love creating my own popsicles since I can avoid adding in unnecessary ingredients found in many store-bought popsicles like tons of added sugar as well as artificial coloring and flavors.  My homemade pops include a few simple whole-food ingredients like fresh mangoes, unsweetened milk, crushed pistachios, vanilla, and just 5 minutes of your time.  These mango pops will undoubtedly be the star of the house that both adults and kids will enjoy. 

 

Creating these popsicles is also a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen and encourage fresh fruit intake. Mangoes can provide a dose of  fiber, vitamin C , vitamin A, copper, folate and even some protein! Who's up for refreshing mango pops?! I know I always am :)  

Refreshing Mango Pops Recipe

RECIPE PDF

Servings: Creates 5 popsicles 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Freeze Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes 

Author: Huma Naz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of ripe mango chunks (add a little extra to sprinkle in later)

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened milk of choice (regular milk, almond milk, coconut milk are great choices)

  • 1 tsp.  vanilla extract

  • 1 oz. pistachios or any other nuts/seeds of choice

  • Popsicle molds 

  • Wooden popsicle sticks 

Directions

  1. Blend the mango chunks, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.  

  2. Slightly crush/process the nuts/seeds and sprinkle them to the bottom of each popsicle mold. Pour the mango mixture into the popsicle molds(not completely to the top) and add in a few extra mango chunks in each mold.

  3. Place the popsicle sticks into the mold.  If you are using wooden sticks, covering the top of each popsicle mold with foil, then inserting the wooden stick through the foil can help keep the sticks in the center

  4. Freeze until solid(about 2 hours or more) & enjoy!

 

Recipe Notes:

  • To help release the pops from the mold, you can place the bottom/middle of the mold in some warm running water for a few seconds and try to wiggle them out. 

 
 
 
 
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