When temperatures begin to creep up, I love having popsicles in the freezer as a snack option, and these mango freeze pops are just the thing to eat when you want a healthy and delicious treat!
It’s only April, but we’ve already had a few days in the upper 80’s in Southern Louisiana, and summer temperatures are right around the corner. With the heat, frozen treats are a great way to keep cool on a hot day, especially when my kids insist on jumping on the trampoline in the middle of the day.
The idea for these mango freeze pops came from one of my husband’s favorite desserts at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. It features big name artists and bands along with local gospel, blues, and jazz favorites.
Unfortunately for us, Jazz Fest is only two weekends and well, that is not enough time to enjoy all of its glorious food. This delicious treat is one we buy daily. My daughter loves the mango freeze ice cream so much that she even owns the t-shirt. Yes, in New Orleans we also show off our love of food by wearing it on our clothing. Clearly.
Why save eating some of our favorite treats for only two weekends a year? That’s just not enough time! Right? Let me show you how easy these are to make in this quick video.
Plus, it’s good to let the kids eat a little extra fruit from time to time, right?
What are some of your favorite fruits to freeze up and make popsicles?
Mango Freeze Popsicles
- Yield: 8 popsicles
- 1 cup (235 ml) coconut milk
- 2 TB (30ml) maple syrup (optional)
- 3 cups (525 g) fresh or frozen mango chunks
- Puree the coconut milk, maple syrup (if using), and mango in a blender until smooth. Increase speed to the highest setting and whip the mixture for 1 minute. Pour the whipped mango blend into freezer pops, freeze for 6 hours or until solid, and enjoy!