Last Updated on August 30, 2021 by Chenée Lewis
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! Get it in e-book format or as a paperback from Amazon prime!
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 mango popsicles 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 mango 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 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!
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 mango popsicles 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.
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- 6 cups (990 g) mango chunks - from 3-4 fresh, ripe mangoes or thawed from frozen mango chunks
- 2 tbsp (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 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 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.