Get ready for a taste of paradise with our homemade mango popsicles! These healthy treats are made with simple ingredients like fresh, juicy mangoes and honey, every bite is a burst of tropical flavors.
Every time I’m grocery shopping on a hot day, I crave those natural fruit popsicles in the freezer section of our grocery store. Like, I cannot resist them.
Because there is nothing that sounds more refreshing and delicious when you’re hot and tired than a smooth, chilled fruit popsicle.
But I always have to remind myself, I can make easily make my own real fruit popsicles for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought ones.
I’m guessing since you found this recipe, you’re just as much of a mango lover as I am! So let’s get right to it!
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why you’ll love this recipe
only 2 ingredients!
Technically, mango popsicles can be made out of just mango on it’s own if you’re wanting to avoid any added sweeteners all together.
But, depending on how sweet and ripe your mangoes are, they might not be sweet enough on their own, so adding a little honey or maple syrup makes a more traditionally sweet popsicle.
simple to make
This easy recipe is basically three steps: blend your ingredients, pour the mango mixture into popsicle molds and let them freeze!
You might not think of popsicles as healthy since they are a treat, but these real fruit mango popsicles are made without any added sugar or thickeners.
In fact, mangoes are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants and dietary fiber making this recipe not only delicious, but also nutritious!
Enjoying a real fruit popsicle is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and quench your thirst on hot summer day. These popsicles are smooth, perfectly sweet and bursting with real tropical mango flavor!
what you need to make mango popsicles
mango – either frozen or fresh mango chunks can be used to make popsicles. If you use fresh mangoes, make sure they’re ripe and unblemished. If you use frozen mango, let it thaw first.
honey or maple syrup – you could leave the honey out of this recipe to make pure fruit popsicles but adding a bit of sweetening makes these popsicles pop!
how to make mango popsicles
Blend – Add the mango chunks and maple syrup or honey to the blender. Blend until smooth and there are no chunks left.
Pour – Divide the mango puree evenly between 10 popsicle molds. Put the lid on the molds and stick the popsicle sticks in each popsicle leaving about 1.5 inches of stick sticking out of the molds.
Freeze – Carefully place the molds in the freezer and let them harden for 4 to 8 hours.
tips for success
Serve – Remove the popsicles immediately before eating them. Loosen the molds by running them under lukewarm water for 15 seconds or until the popsicles can slide out easily.
Store – Popsicles can be kept in the freezer inside the molds for up to 2 weeks.
Variations – The honey/maple syrup can be left out for a healthier version.
FAQ about making mango popsicles
can I use frozen mango for homemade popsicles?
Yes, you can definitely use frozen mango to make homemade popsicles. Frozen mango is an easier option than fresh fruit because it is already peeled, sliced, and frozen, which saves time.
how long does it take to freeze mango popsicles?
The freezing time for mango popsicles can vary based on the size of your popsicles and the temperature of your freezer. As a general rule, it usually takes around 4 to 8 hours for mango popsicles to freeze completely.
are homemade mango popsicles healthy?
Homemade mango popsicles can be a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles, especially since you control the ingredients and sweeteners used in them.
Mangoes are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and dietary fiber. They also contain antioxidants that can have several health benefits!
Making your own popsicles you can sweeten your popsicles with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or even just the natural sweetness of ripe mangoes, avoiding refined sugars all together!
can I add other fruits to mango popsicles?
Absolutely! Adding your other favorite fruits to mango ice pops can be a delicious and refreshing way to create unique flavor combinations. Here are some fruits that go really well with mangos:
- Citrus Fruits
- Passion Fruit
How do I prevent ice crystals from forming in mango popsicles?
Ice crystals in popsicles changes the texture and makes them less enjoyable. You can take several steps to keep ice crystals from forming in your popsicles:
- Blend Well
- Use a Sweetener
- Use a Popsicle Mold with a Tight Seal
- Avoid Thawing and Refreezing
more healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other healthy Summer treat recipes on the blog:
I hope you love our healthy mango popsicles recipe! If you make them, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like them!
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