How to make mango popsicles - homemade mango popsicles with mango pulp are the perfect vegan, naturally sweetened summer treat! Your whole family will love these 3 ingredient mango popsicles! And for more frozen treats, try my Strawberry Banana Sorbet, my No-Churn Oreo Ice Cream, or my Peanut Buster Parfait Ice Cream Pie!
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Homemade Mango Popsicles
I love mango season! Finding all those ripe mangoes in the supermarket all summer long is so exciting. I eat them fresh or as a topping for ice cream, but some of my favorite mango treats are these mango popsicles! They're SO incredibly easy to make, so customizable to your dietary needs, and absolutely delicious! They give you that tropical sweetness of fresh mango but they're so cool and refreshing on a hot day. The perfect summer treat!
And if you love these mango popsicles, you've got to check out my summer cookbook, Sweet Summertime! It's full of fantastic sweet recipes to beat the heat, including one of my favorites, coconut pineapple popsicles! Click here to check it out and get your copy in paperback format from Amazon prime!
How do you make popsicles creamy not icy?
So what keeps popsicles from freezing solid? It's the sugar!Be sure you add enough sweetener, which decreases the freezing point of frozen treats. Even better if you use a sugar that doesn't crystallize easily, like maple syrup, agave syrup, or corn syrup. In this 3 ingredient mango popsicles recipe, I like to use maple syrup (or you can use honey if you don't require them to be vegan).
Ingredients and Nutrition
You all know I am by no means a nutrition expert (see my Nutrition Disclaimer), but I love making choices that help me and my loved ones feel better! And these mango popsicles are one such choice! They have all the amazing benefits of mangoes, which have been shown to improve immune system, boost eye, heart, and digestive health, and improve skin and hair. Plus, these mango popsicles are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugars! They're a delicious, wholesome snack that I can feel good indulging in!
- mango chunks - you'll need about 6 cups of mango chunks for this recipe. Feel free to use frozen mango chunks -- just let them thaw first and drain any excess liquid.
- lime juice - you can also use lemon juice if that's what you have on hand.
- maple syrup - maple syrup makes these popsicles vegan and refined sugar free, but you can also use honey, granulated sugar, or any other sweetener you like!
- water - just to thin out the mixture as needed so that it blends up nice and smooth.
You'll need two main tools for these 3 ingredient mango popsicles: an ice pop mold with popsicle sticks, and a blender or food processor. I typically use this ice pop mold and this blender for this mango popsicle recipe!
What is the easiest way to remove popsicles from molds?
My favorite method is removing each mold from the stand they're in, then running each mold under warm water for a few seconds until the popsicle comes out easily!
How do you make fruit popsicles without mold?
If you're wondering, what can I use if I don't have popsicle molds? You've got plenty of options! You can try making these homemade mango popsicles with an ice cube tray, silicone cupcake molds, or even disposable cups! You'll probably still need some popsicle sticks though.
Mango Popsicles Tips and F.A.Q.
Ice pops are healthier when they contain great nutrients like those in these mango popsicles, and especially when they don't have any of the artificial ingredients and refined sugars that typical popsicles might have! And these are so easy to make so there's no reason not to make your own! Be sure to check with your doctor or nutrition expert for advice on your personal nutritional needs.
You sure can! I've made these with frozen mango chunks and it's so easy! Just let them thaw and drain any excess liquid.
These mango popsicles should freeze for at least 6 hours, but for best results let them freeze overnight.
The inventor of the ice pop, Frank Epperson, made them often for his children. He initially called his creation "Eppsicles," but his children liked to call them "Pop's Sicles." And the kids got their way!
Each of these popsicles has 104 calories. See below for the full nutrition information!
If you try this recipe, I would love it if you could leave a star review rating and comment below! It’s so wonderful hearing your feedback! And don’t forget to share your creations with me by tagging @chenee_today on Instagram!
Other Tropical Fruit Recipes You'll Love
- Vegan Coconut Cake
- Mango Overnight Oats
- Passionfruit Cake with White Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- Mango Kale Smoothie with Collagen
- Stone Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette
- Passionfruit Tart with Almond Crust
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Equipment you may need
- 6 cups (990 g) mango chunks - from 3-4 fresh, ripe mangoes or thawed from frozen mango chunks
- 2 tablespoon (30 ml) fresh lime juice - or lemon juice
- ½ cup (161 g) maple syrup - or sweetener of your choice, to taste
- ⅓ cup (79 ml) water - as needed for blending
- Purée mango chunks, lime juice, and sweetener until very smooth, adding in water as needed for a smoother consistency. The purée should be thick, but pourable.6 cups mango chunks, 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice, ½ cup maple syrup, ⅓ cup water
- Taste and adjust sweetener as needed.
- Pour mixture evenly into ice pop molds, leaving about ½-¾ inch of space at the top of each mold to allow for expansion as it freezes.
- Cover with lid and place wooden popsicle sticks into molds.
- Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight until frozen solid. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
- To serve, let sit 5-10 minutes at room temperature to allow your mango popsicles to loosen from the molds. To speed up the process, you can also briefly run the molds under warm water.
Last Updated on June 25, 2022 by Chenée Lewis
This will be the first thing I make when popsicle season hits!
My kids LOVE these popsicles! We make them all the time together, and they're delicious!
I'm so glad they like them! Thanks for the feedback!
These mango popsicles look so refreshing. Perfect for summer!
LOVE these. So simple and just good! Will be making them again.
So glad you liked them!
What a delicious way to eat mangoes! These popsicles were perfect for the summer and I was also able to give some too my nieces and nephews who were very impressed!
That's awesome that they liked them! Thanks!
tamara l johnson
I had so many mangos leftover from a basket my neighbor gave me. This was the perfect recipe to use them up! It was easy to follow, and absolutely delicious!
I'm so glad you liked them!
I went out to buy molds and sticks just to make these and it was so worth the effort!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed them! And now you have the molds to make more whenever you like! 🙂
I love mango, so it was only right to make these delicious popsicles! These were the perfect cold and sweet treat on a hot summer day!
Yes! They're so refreshing when it's hot out!
These were a great snack to end the day on the porch. The maple syrup was a great addition. The flavor was excellent.
Thanks so much!